Lama Gendun Rinpoche: “death, as much as life, is an illusion”

Gendun Rinpoche

Gendun Rinpoche

“From the perspective of Dharma, our death is merely a change in the content of what we perceive. The appearences of our present world cease, and they make room for other perceptions. There is no real break: our mind continues to be what it is in its true nature and to perceive with the same tendencies. The frame of reference of our perceptions changes but fundamentally the same process continues – the reactions of our mind remain the same as before. In truth, death, as much as life, is an illusion, a transient in-between state, a bardo. Contrary to what we may perhaps assume, with our death everything does not simply come to an end.”

Gendun Rinpoche (1918–1997), “Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply