Topic: Lamentation, Suffering, Grief

Reading Complexity: Easy
According to “The Lost Art of Dying,” an article in the Sunday Telegraph of London, people nowadays are trying to avoid the thought of death. One proof of this is that the dying are no longer cared for at home. Whereas a century ago only five percent of the British population died in a hospital, today more than seventy percent do. And the more people seek to keep death at arm’s length, the more...
Reading Complexity: Easy
Freud’s astute analysis of material suffering strikingly resembles the Vedic description. But does he offer a viable remedy? The conditioned soul … is always covered by ignorance and embarrassed by the threefold miseries of life. Thus he is a treasure house of all kinds of tribulations. (Caitanya-caritamrita [a sixteenth-century Bengali scripture], Antya-lila, Chapter 5, verse 127...