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Old Today, 05:28 PM
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I found this very touching.

At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death
Tormented by an incurable disease, John Shields knew that dying openly and without fear could be his legacy, if his doctor, friends and family helped him

By Catherine Porter

“Someone once asked me how did I get to become unique,” he said that afternoon in his hospice bed. “I recommend meditation as a starting place — bringing your consciousness to bear.”

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Old Today, 07:46 PM
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Good article, if a bit long. The tradition of a type of pschopomp or teacher staying with the body for two or three days is within Buddhist tradition. The purpose is to aid or guide through experiences that the departed is likely to have. The interconnectedness of everyone is a belief/thought that is within a few religions and spiritual paths in some form.
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