Thursday, February 22, 2018

death and understanding

All sorts of cutesy things can be said or imagined about death -- most, if not all of them, consoling by wit or confected wisdom.

Idly, I wonder which would be worse -- or "better" if you like:

To die with a complete spiritual understanding


To die without a complete spiritual understanding?


  1. I'd think an acceptance would go farther than an understanding.

  2. Fact:
    Death is inevitable.
    Likely Accurate Conjecture:
    Spiritual Understanding, even though it is beyond reason, in some respects is like any other understanding: It is Never Complete.
    Gaté, gaté, paragaté, parasamgaté. Bodhi! Svaha!
    In other words, Keep on practicing.

    Great Faith. Great inquiry into Great Doubt. Great Understanding.