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Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die: Death Stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen Masters

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Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. When we do think of dying, we are more often concerned with how to avoid the pain and suffering that may accompany our death than we are with really confronting the meaning of death and how to approach it. Sushila Blackman places death—and life—in a truer perspective, by telling us of others who have left this world with dignity.

Graceful Exits offers valuable guidance in the form of 108 stories recounting the ways in which Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen masters, both ancient and modern, have confronted their own deaths. By directly presenting the grace, clarity, and even humor with which great spiritual teachers have met the end of their days, Blackman provides inspiration and nourishment to anyone truly concerned with the fundamental issues of life and death.

About the Author

Sushila Blackman was a student of the Hindu master Swami Muktananda, and was present at his ashram in India during his death. A few months before she completed Graceful Exits, Blackman learned that she had advanced lung cancer. She died a month and a half after finishing the book.

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ISBN:
9781590302705
Editor:
Blackman, Sushila
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Editor:
Blackman, Sushila
Author:
Blackman, Sushila
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Death -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Religion-Eastern - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.44 in 0.5 lb

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