A review of the drawbacks of not remembering death and the benefits of remembering death. A carrot and stick approach to setting priorities in this life.
Meditating on death brings meaning and purpose to our life and helps to avoid wasting time on trivial pursuits.
Imagining our death prepares our mind for death and helps us make our life meaningful while alive.
Seeing that death is definite and lifespan uncertain reflecting on the eight worldly concerns can help to see what is really important and meaningful.
Meditating on death to make life more meaningful and the two meditations to use: the nine-point death meditation and imagining one’s own death.
The purpose of remembering death is to help make life meaningful and motivate practice not to create panic or fear.
Meditations on death. How remembering death give us an incentive to practice.
The importance and benefits of contemplating death, complemented by explanation of the nine-point death meditation.
Venerable Thubten Chodron explores conventional and ultimate reality within the context of her mother’s recent death.
Confronting the eight worldly concerns will transform our attachments and emotional afflictions into happiness and compassion.