Surrendering While Still Seeking a Cure

Question: I am sometimes asked, “How can one surrender into the death process when there is still some possibility of cure? Shouldn’t one seek for a cure as long as possible?” Answer: Many people face this dilemma when they’ve been diagnosed with a potentially fatal illness. Adi Da did not expect his devotees to simply…

Do Not Hold the Dying Person To This Life

Question: In the Checklist on Death and Dying you say, “Do not try to hold on to the dying person. It is fine to reminisce if the person chooses, but do not hold the person to this life, for example, with stories or family photos.” What about reading to them or giving them a massage?…

Answers to Your Questions on Death and Dying

We’re initiating this blog on death and dying by addressing one of the most common circumstances we run into when talking with people about a person nearing the death transition. The question is a variation on the following: “My father is in his last stages and doesn’t want to talk about funeral and burial arrangements,…