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Facing with illness

- A Mind at Peace, a Life at Peace
- Mild illness is conducive to one's spiritual practice
- How does Buddhadharma help people with terminal illnesses?
- Illness

Mild illness is conducive to one's spiritual practice

People feigning illness or refusing to consult a doctor leave problems unsolved. They bury their heads in the sand. If you can accept reality and then deal with it or let it go, you will feel at ease.
 

 

How does Buddhadharma help people with terminal illnesses?

When death is unavoidable, accept it calmly. Lead a normal life with faith and "ordinary mind" and recite the Buddha's name. In this way we can live our last days with peace of mind.

 

How to transcend birth, aging, illness and death

Buddhism teaches that birth, aging, sickness, and death are all suffering in that they are changing, false image. Even when there is joy it is transient and not forever. To transcend samsara we should prepare our savings of merit to be born in Amitabha Buddha's Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss, our final settling place.

 

What attitude should we have when facing the onslaught of disease?

The "four sufferings" of birth, aging, sickness, and death are inevitable. While finding ways to adjust both our body and mind to improve our health, we should be aware and mentally prepared for disease and death. When our hour has come, we should set our mind at rest and go happily and joyfully to the Pure Land of Amitabha.
 

Illness

Illness is normal and will help us develop a greater understanding of the process of life. We should view illness with detached observation and equanimity, as an experience to pay off our karmic debt.


 

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