RAM DASS: FIERCE GRACE -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
He came to us in four layers of plastic and a box.
And the night before the burial we had, his three best friends had removed that plastic, and cleaned the body,
and wrapped it in sage and red clean cotton cloth. And five women: one from his childhood, one from his immediate past, me from the present, a co-worker from the future and my mother sang a little bit in the distance during that process.
And there was an acute release then. Not relief, but release. Ability finally felt like for Terry to breathe into those wounds: the ten bullets, and the anguish of that week. And he was lowered without the box into the earth.
[Ram Dass] Now, characterize him in your mind.
He's not that body. You put that body to rest.
You, as a soul, took this incarnation in which you were involved in this melodrama.