Before dying II – Antes de morir II


 
It is better not to postpone this letting-go of the personal entity and all its qualifications until the actual moment of death. Otherwise, it is necessary to have someone who knows life to assist in the final letting-go. This is supposedly the priest’s role in the last rites. The function of the priest, shaman, lama or other, is to help one go knowingly through thr threshold from the object world ro the objectless world. It is to help the dying one forget all the residues of the person and so be open to a new dimension of life. It is an offering back to life of all the expressions that life gave us temporarily. Then what remains is original consciousness.
 
         Jean Klein – The Book of Listening
 
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Es mejor no postponer este abandono de la entidad personal y todas sus cualificaciones hasta el momento de la muerte. De otro modo, es necesario que alguien que conozca la vida asista en la renuncia final. Este papel es supuestamente el del sacerdote administrando los últimos ritos. La función del sacerdote, chamán, lama, u otro, es la de ayudar a alguien a atravesar el umbral que separa al mundo de los objetos del mundo sin objetos. Es ayudar al que está muriendo a olvidarse de todos los residuos de la pesona y estar así abierto a una nueva dimensión de la vida. Es un ofrecimiento a la vida de todas las expresiones que la vida nos dio temporalmente. Lo que permanece entonces es la conciencia originaria.
 
          Jean Klein – The Book of Listening

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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