This “cimetrul vesel”, the “happy cemetary”, at Săpânța / Romania is really a place worth visiting!
A carpenter first had the idea to tell stories from people’s lives or the story of their death on the wooden crosses with images and text; he also made his own cross before he died!
A colourful illustration of impermanence!
that picture reminds me of the recollection of past lives formula, where in countless past lives, the meditator notices “there i had such a name, such family, class, food, happiness and suffering, and end of lifespan”. life after life, same old, same old!
evam sukha-dukkha patisamvedi
evam ayu pariyanto
Makes me think of dia de los muertos in mexican culture. Although that is probably a form of ancestor worship in a way, it also serves at a great mindfulness of death practice!