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What do you want to do when you're dead? - Dhamma Wheel

What do you want to do when you're dead?

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What do you want to do when you're dead?

Postby cooran » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:25 am

Hello all,

An interesting article:

What do you want to do when you're dead?
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/w ... ce-edition

With metta,
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: What do you want to do when you're dead?

Postby appicchato » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:18 am

Chill...until the meds can use anything...or everything... :pig:

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Postby James the Giant » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:53 am

I'd like to donate my body to a monastery, where they'd watch it decay, like this woman at the monastery I'm staying at now, Tham Yai Prik, on Ko Sichang.
They built a perspex box and a special building so it didn't stink the place out so bad.
It's pretty horrible, sobering. Still smelly.
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Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Postby James the Giant » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:02 am

Ooh that picture turned out big and could perhaps shock small conservative sheltered children or those who prefer to avoid the reality of death...
Should I not have attached it?
Apologies.
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saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Postby James the Giant » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:09 am

Thanks, I've not read the TOS recently so I wasn't sure.
They have a brush in the room, so you can sweep the floor clean of corpse-dust before you sit to meditate.
Strong medicine!
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: What do you want to do when you're dead?

Postby cooran » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:23 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: What do you want to do when you're dead?

Postby waterchan » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:13 pm

quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
(Anything in Latin sounds profound.)

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Postby Feathers » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:24 pm

Aww I thought this was gonna be a sort of 'pick your dream afterlife' thread (kinda like 'design your dream home' or whatever). Possibly I'm on the wrong board right now . . .

Anyway, organs etc. to anyone who can use them, and then whatever means of disposing of the rest is cheap and environmentally sound at the time.
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Re: What do you want to do when you're dead?

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:21 pm

I would like one of those Viking funerals where you get put on a boat and they shoot arrows to set it alight. But it probably wouldn't be allowed due to Health and Safety. :jumping:
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Re: What do you want to do when you're dead?

Postby Hickersonia » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:46 pm

James the Giant,

A very poignant image there... even my 2-year-old daughter noticed the image and clearly equated it to a person, pointing, gasping, and exclaiming "Oh no! Oh no!"

Definitely something to think about -- I don't think I know anyone who has ever seen a decomposing body before. I have to wonder if displaying one in that manner would even be legal in many places in the U.S.

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Postby Aloka » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:04 pm

When I was a teenager, I fancifully thought that I'd like to give my body to be used for pet-food when I died !

....Canned Aloka. :)

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Re: What do you want to do when you're dead?

Postby manas » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:50 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: What do you want to do when you're dead?

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:45 pm

:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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