Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die : Death Stories of Tibetan, Hindu & Zen Masters
Weatherhill, 1997 - Religion - 159 pages
This collection of 108 stories recounts the ways in which Hindu, Tibetan and Zen Buddhist masters, both ancient and modern, have confronted their own deaths. It is intended to show people how to leave the world gracefully and place death in its proper perspective.
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Blackman narrates the death stories of over 100 Tibetan, Hindu, and Zen masters, ancient and modern. The striking element in these accounts is a sense of being fully prepared to meet death. Blackman ... Read full review
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