Fw: [SanghaOnline] Death
- The best thing to do for him is to share with him the merits you have achieved sby doing meritorious deeds like giving,
keeping 5 precepts and meditating.
By rejoicing your merits he himself may acquire merits and will
reach a better world.
Think about him and say like this:
May he share this merit which I have thus acquired
for the acquisition of all kinds of happiness.
May he be happy, peaceful and free from all kinds of suffering.
Ven. U Khemissara
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Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 9:18 AM
Subject: [SanghaOnline] Death
Dear Venerable Monks,
Recently a good friend of mine died of a drug overdose. He was given
a formal christian burial because of wishes of his family. Though he
really had no complete religious convictions, he believed mostly in
buddhism. We are going to have a memorial for him in the city he
lived in and will be scattering ashes of his remains in the river
here. (he often sat by it). Because of the way he died, is there a
certain chant I can say to help his soul into a better world? He was
a very good man. Lived his life following the precepts somewhat well
except for the drug problem.
Thank you for your help.