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sir, how to accept death of you dear ones,family members and most important yourself?

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Dear Sushant,

Thank you for your question.

The best way to accept death is to accept life. This means living each moment in full awareness of the reality of existence. Nothing persists. Everything is in constant change; it is called samsara, the "flow" of existence.

Under it all is the Atman, the true Self. Know that, and you know the One changeless, undying Self. Then all the changes of life will appear like a dream, and you will know death as simply one more change that all living things experience. As Sri Krishna says in the Bhagavad-Gita (2:22), living beings shed worn out bodies as people shed worn out clothing, taking a new body to continue the quest toward Self-realization.

Best wishes,

Brother William

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William Schindler, a.k.a. Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

Experience

I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

Organizations
I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

Publications
I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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