Even if death were to strike you today like lighting, you must be ready to die without sadness or regret, without any residue of clinging to what is left behind. Remaining in the recognition of the view, you should leave this life like an eagle soaring up into the blue sky. When the eagle takes flight into the vast sky, it never thinks, ‘My wings won’t be able to carry me; I won’t be able to fly that far.’ Likewise, when dying, remember your guru and his instructions, and adhere to them with complete confidence.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
from the book The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse, Volume Three
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