We begin to lose control of our bodily fluids. We dribble. We
cannot move our tongue. Our eyes start to feel dry in their sockets.
Our lips are drawn and bloodless and our mouth and throat sticky
and clogged. The nostrils cave in and we become very thirsty.
We tremble and twitch. The smell of death begins to hang over
us. We feel as if we are drowning in an ocean or being swept away
by a huge river.
The water element is dissolving into fire
-- a vision of a haze with swirling wisps of smoke.
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From Tibetan Book of Living & Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche