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Dharmabyte: Vajrasattva, death and the hell realm

On Mon, 20 April, 2020 - 14:00
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A story from Kalimpong…

Sangharakshita shares a story from Kalimpong about being woken up in the middle of the night to a very strange occurrence – he saw a dear friend who had passed several years earlier standing in a deep pit next to his bed. His response was to chant the Vajrasattva Mantra.

Excerpted from the talk Between Twin Sala Trees, part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon, 1983. This lecture is a series of reflections based around the Buddha’s Parinirvana (‘death’), stressing the importance of impermanence and explaining episodes recorded in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

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Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
 

Leonard Cohen