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Book Title: The Grace in Dying: A Message of Hope, Comfort and Spiritual Transformation|
Date of issue: March 1st 2000
ISBN 13: 9780062515650
The author of the book: Kathleen Dowling Singh
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 770 KB
Read full description of the books The Grace in Dying: A Message of Hope, Comfort and Spiritual Transformation:This is truly a remarkable book. I *highly* recommend it to anyone who is interested in comparative wisdom and spiritual systems.
Singh, a psychologist who has worked in hospice centers for (20+?) years, does a remarkable job of arguing that "the nearing-death experience" is an incredible opportunity. It is the one time when most people have the chance to transcend their own personal awareness, and enter a state of grace, until then only experienced by those engaged in the most rigorous of contemplative practices (such as monks, nuns, yogis, sufis, etc.). This is because the individual who is nearing death must come to terms with the fiction of her/his own personhood, and in doing so, come out on the other side, and embrace what Singh argues is at the core of all wisdom traditions: "a unity consciousness and The Ground of Being." In this way, she exposes that what we think of as death is actually the death of the ego. In a culture that is completely invested in the absolute dominion of the ego, this is, obviously terrifying.
A must-read for anyone engaged in contemplative practice (meditation, yoga, prayer, Tai Chi, etc.), or anyone considering pursuing one. I know it would also be comforting to anyone who is grappling with death of someone close to them, or even their own mortality.
Read information about the authorKathleen Dowling Singh is a longtime dharma practitioner and a spiritual growth mentor. She is the author of The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually As We Die and The Grace in Aging: Awaken As You Grow Older as well as numerous articles and anthology chapters. She speaks in broad language about spiritual transformation and meditative/contemplative practices, developing compassionate presence, and a variety of end-of-life issues. She is currently working on a new book, Pilgrimage: Your Life through the Lens of Awakening.
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