Are You Ready to Die?

Buddhists are very clear and honest about death. You are going to die. I am going to die. This lifetime will end. No point in pussyfooting around about it.

We talk about “the deathless,” which means, not that we don’t die. The historical Buddha died some 2,500 years ago. He is very dead. What “the deathless” means is that, if you accept the official story, he never had another rebirth and so never had to die again, which is the fate of us unawakened humans according to the Buddha.

Again, we have a bifurcated mind. We have ordinary, or monkey mind, which is what we…




Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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William B. Turner

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Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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