Summary of advice from Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life by Dalai Lama
- If you cultivate a sense of the uncertainty of the time of death, you will make better use of your time.
- To prevent procrastination with regard to spiritual practice, take care not to come under the influence of the illusion of permanence.
- Realize that no matter how wonderful a situation may be, its nature is such that it must end.
- Do not think that there will be time later.
- Be frank about facing your own death. Skillfully encourage others to be frank about their deaths. Do not deceive each other with compliments when the time of death is near. Honesty will foster courage and joy.