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“There is within each one of us a potential for goodness beyond our imagining; for giving which seeks no reward; for listening without judgment; for loving unconditionally.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


Remind the patient of the suffering of this world and the joys of the Pure Land to help strengthen his or her vow to be reborn into there. The spiritual advisor should also enumerate and praise the patient’s good deeds, merits, and virtues.....


Guidelines for Spiritual Advisers

our environment can be transformed by the mind.”our environment can be transformed by the mind.”

 

Relatives should not cry in the presence of the patient immediately before and after the death. Doing so can cause the dying patient to develop thoughts of attachment which can prevent the much sought rebirth and resultant liberation....


After Patient Dies

our environment can be transformed by the mind.”our environment can be transformed by the mind.”

 

Conducting Supportive Buddha name Chanting

Supportive chanting by family members and Dharma friends is crucial when a patient is on the verge of death because, at that time, he or she is weak both mentally and physically. In such trying circumstances, it becomes increasingly difficult to focus on chanting “Amituofo.” This is why Supportive Buddha Name Chanting is so important.....

Living Will

An example of a Living Will.


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