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Old 23-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #81
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Arrow Great Migrations

"The fear of death and infernal rebirths
due to my evil actions has led me to practice
in solitude in the snowcapped mountains.

On the uncertainty of life's duration
and the moment of death I have deeply meditated
Thus have I reached the deathless, unshakable citadel
of realization of the absolute essence.

My fear and doubts have vanished like mist
into the distance, never to disturb me again.

I will die content and free from regrets.
This is the fruit of Dharma practice."

Samsara means "to flow on", to perpetually wander, to pass through states of existence.

For Sikhs the end of the cycle of transmigration of the soul is known as mukti...

"Usually we think that brave people have no fear. The truth is that they are intimate with fear. When I was first married, my husband said I was one of the bravest people he knew. When I asked him why, he said because I was a complete coward but went ahead and did things anyhow."
Pema Chodron from "When things fall apart"...
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