From: https://youtube.com/watch?v=kuvdYXAPr04

Context: Throughout this transcript, Bhante Vimalaramsi is the speaker unless otherwise indicated.

so so to friend when a person with a

blemish does not understand it as it

actually is I have a blemish in myself

it can be expected that he will die with

a mine defiled

now there's the importance of being

around someone as they're dying can

never be overstated if a person there

are certain visions that happen okay

they can be very close to death and you

can be talking with them and ask them

what they see they might have enough

consciousness to be able to speak but

you can also put your hand either on

their forehead or on their heart and you

can talk with them mind to mind what

kind of vision do you see now if they

see a vision of fire that is the symbol

of the hell realms if they see a vision

of black beings

sometimes they're fully haired fillet

hairy and you can't sits like Bigfoot

you know completely but all black

sometimes it's black animals this is a

vision that happens when you have greed

in your mind you can have a vision of

animals by going to the zoo or seeing

animals in the forest let's step back

when when you have a vision of fire if

you die at that moment you will be

reborn in the hell realm if you have a

vision of ogres or black animals of some

kind dragging you off I you will be

reborn as one of these kind of beings

you can have a vision of animals and you

will be reborn as an animal that

corresponds with delusion

you can have a vision of past relatives

seeing them that have already died but

now you see them that means when you die

from this for that at that time you will

be reborn a human being or you can see

Davis coming down in a chariot and

there's Davis in the chariot it'll come

take you away they're going to take you

to the heavenly realms but the last

moment if you haven't developed your

mind very much you will have the

tendency to have your old habitual

thinking arise you remember that

statement what we think and ponder on

that's the inflammation of our mind well

if we have a whole lifetime of thinking

and pondering of something in the same

way if we haven't got enough energy and

effort and clarity of mind then it will

revert back to your habitual tendency so

the last moment before death is very

important now I friend of mine in India

wrote a small book on this and he was

called to someone that was dying and he

would chat for a little while and then

he would be quiet for a little while and

say are you seeing any visions and and

they correspond it just like I was

talking about with all these different

mental states and he'd have a thought

about material things now in India when

you die on a mattress that mattress is

supposed to be burnt or actually it's

Bangladesh

but this was a new mattress and he

wanted to be taken off of this mattress

and put on another mattress so that this

could be given to one of the family

members and then he started feeling like

he was being pulled by his feet but he's

big monster black things so the monk

would start chanting again and then that

vision would go away in America this

kind of thing is definitely not

understood and the chanting unless they

understand what the chanting actually is

it can be helpful or not when I I spent

time in a nursing home my mother ran a

nursing home and I was there for almost

a year and I would go to my mother and I

would say do you see the signs of

anybody that's going to die in the next

few days and she was great at being able

to recognize all of these signs because

there was about 50 people a year that

died so she would tell me this person is

gonna is gonna die in 3 or 4 days so I

would spend three or four days with them

I was reading from the Bible because I

don't care anything to keep your mind

uplifted and then before they died if

the family wasn't there I would have

them take the five precepts in their

mind quite often they were too weak to

be able to do it verbally so I told them

just take this precept right now I'm not

going to kill any

living beings on purpose I'm not gonna

steal anything I'm not gonna have any

wrong sexual activity now when you take

the five precepts that make sure mine

incredibly uplifted and pure and then

what I would do would tell them to

remember the times when they were happy

and giving to other people it didn't

matter whether it's to their family it

doesn't matter and I would see people

die with these beautiful smiles on their

face it was a great stuff and it's real

interesting and I got to learn a lot

being there a whole year and at that

time I was starting to help set up

hospice and I was teaching people how to

be with somebody when they were dying

because everybody when they start in

Hospice they want to take the pain away

and it just doesn't work so it was a

real interesting period of time

Oh

so so to friend when a person with a

blemish does not understand it as it

actually is I have a blemish in myself

it can be expected that he will die with

a mine defiled

now there's the importance of being

around someone as they're dying can

never be overstated if a person there

are certain visions that happen okay

they can be very close to death and you

can be talking with them and ask them

what they see they might have enough

consciousness to be able to speak but

you can also put your hand either on

their forehead or on their heart and you

can talk with them mind to mind what

kind of vision do you see now if they

see a vision of fire that is the symbol

of the hell realms if they see a vision

of black beings

sometimes they're fully haired fillet

hairy and you can't sits like Bigfoot

you know completely but all black

sometimes it's black animals this is a

vision that happens when you have greed

in your mind you can have a vision of

animals by going to the zoo or seeing

animals in the forest let's step back

when when you have a vision of fire if

you die at that moment you will be

reborn in the hell realm if you have a

vision of ogres or black animals of some

kind dragging you off I you will be

reborn as one of these kind of beings

you can have a vision of animals and you

will be reborn as an animal that

corresponds with delusion

you can have a vision of past relatives

seeing them that have already died but

now you see them that means when you die

from this for that at that time you will

be reborn a human being or you can see

Davis coming down in a chariot and

there's Davis in the chariot it'll come

take you away they're going to take you

to the heavenly realms but the last

moment if you haven't developed your

mind very much you will have the

tendency to have your old habitual

thinking arise you remember that

statement what we think and ponder on

that's the inflammation of our mind well

if we have a whole lifetime of thinking

and pondering of something in the same

way if we haven't got enough energy and

effort and clarity of mind then it will

revert back to your habitual tendency so

the last moment before death is very

important now I friend of mine in India

wrote a small book on this and he was

called to someone that was dying and he

would chat for a little while and then

he would be quiet for a little while and

say are you seeing any visions and and

they correspond it just like I was

talking about with all these different

mental states and he'd have a thought

about material things now in India when

you die on a mattress that mattress is

supposed to be burnt or actually it's

Bangladesh

but this was a new mattress and he

wanted to be taken off of this mattress

and put on another mattress so that this

could be given to one of the family

members and then he started feeling like

he was being pulled by his feet but he's

big monster black things so the monk

would start chanting again and then that

vision would go away in America this

kind of thing is definitely not

understood and the chanting unless they

understand what the chanting actually is

it can be helpful or not when I I spent

time in a nursing home my mother ran a

nursing home and I was there for almost

a year and I would go to my mother and I

would say do you see the signs of

anybody that's going to die in the next

few days and she was great at being able

to recognize all of these signs because

there was about 50 people a year that

died so she would tell me this person is

gonna is gonna die in 3 or 4 days so I

would spend three or four days with them

I was reading from the Bible because I

don't care anything to keep your mind

uplifted and then before they died if

the family wasn't there I would have

them take the five precepts in their

mind quite often they were too weak to

be able to do it verbally so I told them

just take this precept right now I'm not

going to kill any

living beings on purpose I'm not gonna

steal anything I'm not gonna have any

wrong sexual activity now when you take

the five precepts that make sure mine

incredibly uplifted and pure and then

what I would do would tell them to

remember the times when they were happy

and giving to other people it didn't

matter whether it's to their family it

doesn't matter and I would see people

die with these beautiful smiles on their

face it was a great stuff and it's real

interesting and I got to learn a lot

being there a whole year and at that

time I was starting to help set up

hospice and I was teaching people how to

be with somebody when they were dying

because everybody when they start in

Hospice they want to take the pain away

and it just doesn't work so it was a

real interesting period of time

Oh