This video is about a beautiful dog but you will definitely relate.
Whether or not to put our beloved dog to sleep is an incredibly difficult decision to make. Here’s one perspective. From the point of view of ancient Eastern spirituality a natural death, especially one accompanied with strong love, is best.
According to karma, if death is brought on prematurely (eg putting an animal to sleep) then karma has not had a chance to be resolved, and will be carried over into the next life.
At the same time, animals create no new negative karma in heir animal lifetime–they only resolve negative karma and move on to a better life after death, which is wonderful news for all animal lovers. That is why, from the karma perspective, it is best to let death occur naturally, making your pet as comfortable as possible, but not euthanising, so that this opportunity to resolve so much karma can be complete.
This video is a beautiful example of a very good karma death. An absolute blessing, and a testimony to the fact that there are miracles in life, and these miracles usually result from an act of love.
To be with your dog throughout their journey to death and beyond, offering love and comfort, is the greatest gift for you both. –BJ
Do you support a good karma death?
About the Author: BJ Burman
BJ Burman is a writer, researcher, healer, advisor and teacher. All through her childhood and adult life, she has shared her life with animals, every one of them dearly loved. She is also a passionate supporter of animal rights and animal conservation.
In addition, BJ has always been interested in spirituality and religion, both academically and personally. When she became personally involved in Eastern philosophy and religion, she became specifically interested in death & dying (and what really happens to us).
Over the years, she has studied and researched the subject of death & dying, and the associated grief, particularly from a spiritual perspective, under the guidance of respected Buddhist, Hindu and Christian teachers from the USA, Britain and Australia. These great traditions, have so much to teach on the reality of life and death.
BJ has worked in the education sector for nearly 20 years, as a teacher (particularly in a pastoral care role) of adolescents and adults, helping them to not only navigate their path in education, but also navigate their way through personal life obstacles for the happiest outcomes.
Bj holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, a Graduate Diploma of Teaching, Graduate qualifications in Linguistics/TESOL, Masters in Comparative World Religions and is a published author for national and international magazine print publications in the field of health and well-being.
It seems only natural to her to combine her love of animals with her interest in death & dying to create a genuinely compassionate and supportive forum for humans who must say good-bye to the animals they love so much.
It is BJ's deep desire to provide guidance and comfort for humans to help their beloved animals live and die in peace.