Living in the Light of Death
On the Art of Being Truly Alive
by Larry Rosenberg
with David Guy
Shambhala, 2001, [First PB Edition Stated], ISBN 1570628203, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, edges and corners a little rubbed and bumped, store sticker on title page, uncreased spine, one or two pages show highlighting and underlining (see photographs)
"Growing older, getting sick, and dying are tough subjects we usually like to avoid - even if we've admitted to ourselves that they're inevitable. The Buddhist practice of Maranasati, or death awareness, helps us to confront these hard realities head-on, as a particularly powerful means of liberating ourselves fro the attachments that cause us to suffer.
This book is the fruit of Larry Rosenberg's years of practising and teaching death awareness. Using a text known as the Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection, he shows how intimacy with ageing and mortality can be a means to liberation: when we become intimate with death, he writes, we also become profoundly intimate with ourselves, with others, indeed with all things."