#53: What to Tell a Dying Man?

Breaking Trail

Feb 27 2023 • 59 mins

A relative to a friend of Ruben is right now on his deathbed, in the later stages of cancer. And sooner or later, you and me might also be in a similar situation—facing the reality that at any time, one of our loved ones will leave this world. We might feel confused, uncertain, uncomfortable, or simply overwhelmed by emotions. But when this time comes, it’s time for us to lift ourselves above all of that and be of real service as that person is leaving this world. This episode is a recording from when Ruben asked Balakhilya: What to tell a dying man? Highlights: (0:00) Ruben introduces the situation of his friend’s relative leaving this world at any time; there is nothing better you can tell somebody than the truth. (7:41) ‘You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.’ Absolute truth is as purifying as the transcendental mantras. (17:03) We need to start by making it clear that a person is not their body. No matter if we feel unqualified to share the