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Finding love in surrender to death — the ultimate meditation on YouTube

April 24, 2007

The YouTube video of Father Bede Griffiths speaking of his surrender in the process of almost dying created a profound state of meditation for me. There’s really nothing I can say but watch it!

Note: Father Bede Griffiths, Swami Dayananda, was a Benedictine monk who became a sannyasi in India. You can read his inspiring biography here.

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4 Responses to “Finding love in surrender to death — the ultimate meditation on YouTube”

  1. Gabriel on April 24th, 2007 2:13 pm

    Crying because this means so much to me thank you.

    Gabriel M. B

  2. Mary on April 24th, 2007 4:38 pm

    You are so welcome! Mary

  3. Rose Lane on January 9th, 2010 12:19 am

    I had a similar experience as I sat with my mother in her dying last year in 2009.

    I felt that the hospital room became full of love. I kept having thoughts of – love is all there is – when the person goes – the love is left. The word surrender kept coming into my mind – from where I don’t know.

    I’m not religious in the traditional sense of the word but I have been medtating for about 15 years.

    My mother’s death was an amazing experience….I can actually liken it to the birth of my daughers…the same love was present at their birth.

    I have not really spoken to any one about this experience but I have a unshakable belief that something really beautiful happened…and that death is not to be feared.

  4. Mary on January 9th, 2010 9:44 am

    Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful experience, Rose. My mother’s death and sitting with many hospice patients changed my feelings about death as well. It’s a tremendous privilege to spend time with the dying and yes, the love in the room is palpable.

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