(“Playing basketball on Lazy Day at Deer Park Monastery in mid-June.”)
When ordinary people die they are out of control. Because they have not trained themselves during their life, they are overwhelmed by the experience of death and bewildered as their bodily elements go out of balance and cease to function harmoniously.
~ Lama Thubten Yeshe
This quote inspired such an amazing moment of awareness and compassion in me. On a lot of levels, I already knew what the Venerable Lama Yeshe said, but it was good to read and think on this separately. (Especially as, one of these days, as soon as I can, I want to get involved in hopsice work. It’s a place I genuinely feel I could help. And it sort of “runs in the family.”)