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the Death Transition
Stilwell has been a formal devotee since 1976. He is one of the
founders of this website. You can read his biographical information in the About
A few years ago, one of our devotee friends with a brain tumor passed away; she
was in her early 50’s and a strong devotee. With Adi Da’s Help, she prepared herself
for death by deeply practicing and resorting to Him. Because of this preparation
and because of Avatar Adi Da’s Regard, she had a remarkably easy death and blessed
transition from this world into the process that continues after the death transition.
Instructed by Adi Da, devotees conduct a three-day vigil, attending the body of
one who has passed, reciting the Teaching aloud, chanting, invoking His Blessing
Help, and so encouraging the devotee who has died to keep surrendering into the
death process (and to Him), thereby transitioning easily, beyond this physical
dimension without fear or confusion.
After this devotee’s vigil had been
in progress for almost 24 hours, while others were still at her house, one of
the more experienced Mate Moce (Adidam’s death and dying ministry) servers returned
to her residence and lay down to sleep. Apparently, deeply asleep, she was startled
awake by a voice calling her with urgency and distress: ”I need help!”
She jolted into the waking state recognizing the voice (as being the devotee
who had just died) and reached for her mala (rosary) which she and the now-deceased
devotee often had practiced together. She simply turned our friend’s attention
(still quite “alive” though the gross physical body was dead) back to the practice
of remembrance of Adi Da, and surrender, which they both knew to be the appropriate
means for going beyond this moment. This service was conducted simply by heart,
from one heart to another, and in communion with our Spiritual Master.
Mate Moce server soon felt the deceased devotee’s ease return and the room soften,
as all sense of fear and confusion (which had suddenly surfaced in the transitional
experience) was replaced by a peaceful calm.
Such experiences, which many
of us serving the dying process have had many times, are confirmation to us of
Avatar Adi Da’s Wisdom about the death process and the significance of the three-day
vigil after death in order to assist and support the transition of the one who
has died out of this realm and onto whatever is next.
For more about death
and dying, visit our Easy Death section.
For Adi Da’s extended Consideration and Instruction relative to death and dying,
please read Easy Death.