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My grandparents are both healthy and fine. Even though they are already 70+ years old they are still working to provide source of income for me to live a good life. I am currently 19 years old and i help them with the family business selling fish in the market.

Sometimes when i think about them eventually is going to pass away. I feel sad and then i cry. I can recall how i behave badly in the pass and being very naive.

As a grandson, how can i...

1.) Prepare myself to deal with their death.

2.) How should i deal with my emotions

3.) How can i contribute or at least not causing suffering to them.

They are like my actual parents to me.

1 Answer

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  1. Do Satipatthana meditation
  2. Do Satipatthana meditation. It's the best antidote for sorrow. 
  3. Treat your grandparents with Metta(kindness), Karuna(compassion), Muditha(sympathetic joy), Upekkha(equanimity).
  4. Consider finding a profession that does not fall under wrong livelihoods
  5. Introduce Buddhism to your grandparents, teach them the five precepts, introduce them to meditation if they listen to you. 
by (480 points)
I will try my best... Thank You
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You're welcome!
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