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400 NOTES4. Jose Antonio Lutzenberger quoted in the London Sunday Times,March 1991.5. Robert A. F. Thurman in "MindScience": An East-West Dialogue(Boston: Wisdom, 1991), 55.6. Samsara is the uncontrolled cycle of birth and death in whichsentient beings, driven by unskillful actions and destructive emotions,repeatedly perpetuate their own suffering. Nirvana is a state beyondsuffering, the realization of the ultimate truth, or Buddhahood.Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche says: "When the nature of mind is recognized,it is called nirvana. When it is obscured by delusion, it iscalled samsara."2. IMPERMANENCE1. Michel de Montaigne, The Essays of Michel de Montaigne, translatedand edited by M. A. Screech (London: Allen Lane, 1991), 95.2. Milarepa, The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, vol. 2, translatedby Garma C. C. Chang (Boston: Shambhala, 1984), 634.3. Songs of Spiritual Change: Selected Works of the Seventh DalaiLama, translated by Glenn H. Mullin (Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion,1982), 61.4. Kenneth Ring, Heading Towards Omega: In Search of the Meaningof the Near-Death Experience (New York: Quill, 1985), 69.5. Raymond Moody, Jr., MD., Life After Life (New York: Bantam,1976), 65-67.6. Ring, Heading Towards Omega, 67.7. In the Mahaparinirvana Sutra.8. Gary Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters (New York: Bantam,1980), 197.3. REFLECTION AND CHANGE1. Kenneth Ring, Heading Towards Omega: In Search of the Meaningof the Near-Death Experience (New York: Quill, 1985), 99.2. Margot Grey, Return from Death: An Exploration of the Near-DeathExperience. (London: Arkana, 1985), 97.3. Dr. R. G. Owens and Freda Naylor, G.P., Living While Dying(Wellingborough, England: Thorsons, 1987), 59.4. Tibet has its own traditional system of natural medicine, and itsown particular understanding of disease. Tibetan doctors recognizecertain disorders that are difficult for medicine alone to cure, so theyrecommend spiritual practices along with medical treatment. Patientswho follow this practice are in many cases healed completely; at thevery least they will become more receptive to the treatment they arebeing given.5. Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, Rest in Natural Great Peace: Songs ofExperience (London: Rigpa, 1987), 27.

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