Life And Death Buddhist Perspective

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Life and Death: Buddhist Perspective
Joloraine B. Ang
Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Life is impermanent and death is inevitable. The loss of ones existence is something nobody can escape from—it follows life as surely as night follows day, winter follows autumn or old age follows youth (Ikeda, 1998). Death is a sensitive issue for some people and although most people fears death, it is a stage that is unlikely to be prepared of. What becomes of us after we die? We can try to shrug off and ignore this question, but "People often make the mistake of being frivolous about death and think, 'Oh well, death happens to everybody. It's not a big deal, it's natural. It'll be fine. 'That's a nice theory until one is dying" (Rinpoche
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