Stock Image

Through Death's Gate: A Guide to Selfless Dying

Joel

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0962038717 / ISBN 13: 9780962038716
Published by Center for Sacred Sciences, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Smith Family Bookstore Downtown (Eugene, OR, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 13, 2009

Quantity Available: 3

Buy Used
Price: US$ 15.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

unmarked, clean, tight. a nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4418847

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Through Death's Gate: A Guide to Selfless ...

Publisher: Center for Sacred Sciences

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

About this title

Synopsis:

This spiritual handbook provides essential mystical teachings and practices for spiritual practitioners who are facing imminent death. It will also benefit their friends, relatives, and fellow practitioners who may not presently be facing immanent death but wish to be spiritually prepared for it.

The spiritual instructions and practices contained in this guide draw upon the mystical classics of various religions to help you take full advantage of the precious opportunity for Spiritual Awakening which death presents to those who are properly prepared. In particular, this handbook contains three fundamental practices to help you transform your own death from a terrifying ordeal into what the Sufi poet, Rumi, called our "wedding with eternity."

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

Although none of us can choose not to die, we can choose how to die. The real question, then, is: When the Angel of Death knocks at your door, how will you greet him? Are you going to receive him as a venerable teacher, or resist him as you would a thief in the night? Are you going to force Death to drag you off to the gallows like a condemned criminal? Or are you going to take Death's hand willingly, as you would that of a Divine Lover who beckons you to one last dance before your present life is over and a new one dawns?

Those who choose the latter course will, in fact, find that death has a second great blessing to confer. Not only does it awaken us to the futility of all worldly pursuits, but, as the Christian mystic, Simone Weil, wrote: "Death will ultimately open for us an instant when, for an infinitesimal fraction of time, pure truth, naked, certain, and eternal enters the soul. I may say that I have never desired any other good for myself."

Indeed, if you think about it you will see that, as a spiritual practitioner, you have actually been trying to 'die' all along. For it is only by dying to your separate self that you can discover the Truth which, as Jesus said, makes us free from all suffering and death forever. And while this spiritual death is not the same as physical death, nevertheless, the passage through Death's Gate will bring you to the very threshold of that other Gate--the Gate of Gnosis-- which leads from form to Formlessness, from the finite to the Infinite. Here, stripped naked and standing between two worlds, as it were, you will find that literally nothing bars the way. At this point (as we shall see) it is simply a matter of recognizing this 'nothing' for what it truly is--Pure Consciousness, Itself. This is why all spiritual traditions have considered physical death to offer a supreme opportunity for attaining the ultimate "death of deaths"....provided, of course, you are properly prepared.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Over a half-million quality used, rare,and out-of-print books and magazines.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If the book is not as not as described or damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you change your mind please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us about a return and we'll usually respond within 2 business days.

Smith Family Bookstore, Inc.
525 Willamette Street
Eugene OR 97401
sfbooks2@gmail.com
Tax ID 93-0813752
Au...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Tracking information can be found under Item Details in Your Purchases. Books ship within one business day except weekends. ?There are no additional charges generally for oversized except for exceptionally large books. International shipping is based on standard flat-rate mailer costs. Extra postage will be required for oversized books.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash Bank Draft