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mourning?

Postby befriend » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:46 pm

how do buddhists mourn the deceased. or what do they do to heal after a loved one has passed. my brother died when i was 9 and i was too young to properly mourn his passing. and i had a dream after meditating for some time, and woke up in tears realizing i had never mourned my brothers death. so i am now trying to come to terms with his passing but realize there is some hatred and anger directed towards the universe for taking my brother.
nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life

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Re: mourning?

Postby befriend » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:47 pm

i am doing a lot of crying though. just to give you a bigger picture.
nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life

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Re: mourning?

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:22 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: mourning?

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:41 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta



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