VICTOR MANUEL GUZMAN VILLENA
Dying need not necessarily be an unfortunate event. It is, however, most of the times. This is because of a very poor and distorted view of its essence and meaning. We are strongly determined to see death as an enemy. But why should it be? This simple reflection may be sufficient and allow us to act wisely in such delicate circumstances
Precise is to have a more accurate perspective on these events. Learning how to properly take the dying process to enable a dignified death. Help the person into death as in life, gently, with the harmony and beauty of nature in its processes.
Certainly, death is more than the mere extinction of the vital signs in the physical body. That is the usual look with which we are identified. I want to show how a person lives that process. As is receiving death itself. In other words, how the existence dies and leaves the body and with it the phenomenal world. Because that's how a human dies. This is the real death.
Death will mean for the person having to rearrange the relationship with the world, trying to say goodbye to family and friends, reflect (each will make their own way) on the possible meaning of the passage through this life. Moreover, ignorance of what may happen after death often causes intense fears. Sometimes fear to be alone. Dying is like being all alone, without any protection, like when we were kids. Leaving, or rather let go of people and things you love can be very painful and even distressing.
There are times when the person is prepared for this departure, but there is interference from a family member who does not want to accept that death. Although it can be amazing, sometimes, some people postpone their departure as giving time to prepare that goodbye. That's a very touching situation. That's why family support is needed.
There has also been the same postponement for the arrival of a friend or relative. Sometimes the person feels that has not yet completed all activities in life, having too many outstanding things to do. This is common in young people.
In the first stadium, begins the crease of conscience that in medicine is called a state of coma. Here most of the time one prefers to remain silent and with the closed eyes. I believe in this moment an opening of the conscience begins to a dimension different from the reality. Of this first stadium the person returns several times spontaneously. If we are calm and without fear it is possible to get some comment of this experience with which we nourish our learning and our astonishment. With the running hours or days, according to the case, this situation is deepened until there comes a moment in which we feel clearly that we lost contact. There took place the clinical death, the entire and definitive abstraction.
The meaning of the death in the Tibetan educations is only another moment to practise the attention and it constitutes the most liberating of the meditations. The death is the moment of truth, when we face the reality. In the Tibet, dying is seen like a process of purification, is a returns to the clear light, to our natural and intrinsic state of luminosity, At the moment of the death, this clear light of the reality arises for all. In its radiant nature known sometimes like Rigpa, the illuminated awakening. Nevertheless to benefit of this moment of the truth, to obtain the liberation owes to be prepared. Otherwise, this moment will happen without to realize.
In other cultures they describe the death as a big orgasm where the borders of self are diluted and "inside" or "out" there are dimensions that stop existing. At that instant profound physiological and electrical changes occur accompanied by a burst of energy. The waves emitted by the brain are changed radically by placing the person in a true altered state of consciousness, the body releases a lot of endorphins that go directly to neurons and with this last breath is exhaled.