AlexanderS wrote:I heard this phrase in association with a buddhist seminar on peaceful dying.
However wouldn't a predetermined time of death more or less negate freedom?
Is it in line with buddhist teachings?
Yes and no I think. We born with a certain lifespans yes but it can be so easily affected it doesn't matter what it is.
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.
-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra
"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."
-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats