06 September 2011

The Charnel Grounds

On Sunday I scooped some of our recently deceased sangha member's ashes out of an urn and dropped them into a hole in the ground.

There will be no marker, nothing but the flowerbed his remains now share with others whose ashes were also scooped out of urns and dropped into holes in the ground.

And I remember:

"This body of mine also has this nature, has this destiny, cannot escape it." 
Satipatthāna Sutta (MN 10)

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