Death, Grieving and Buddhism
I lost my grandmother on Wednesday. It's been a difficult time for me and my family. I'm alright but obviously grieving as is normal and healthy.
We had a Roman Catholic service for her according to her wishes. I understand the comforting appeal to the Christian belief that we will be reunited with our loves ones at death. But, I don't accept it as something I believe. However, this makes me sad too. I understand that the very nature of life is that we become separated from all that we cherish and every one that we love.
It's such a bittersweet reality, a difficult thing but it gives such value and meaning to the present moment and the relationships we have.
I, too am sorry for your loss
But perhaps, if we do not have a separate self, we have not really lost our loved ones?