HOW TO DIE – A TEACHING FROM THE LOTUS-BORN | LEVEKUNST art of life

While we are alive, we need to be realistic and learn about the nature of this mind and how it really is, when it’s free of beliefs and preconceived ideas. I deeply wish that all meditators who spend so many hours sitting and stay in retreats will understand their mind. When this life is over and we face the real challenge, death. We need to be familiar with this topic: what is death? What will happen? Will it hurt? Is there anything after? Will I be okay? Some have given the fact that we die a lot of thought, some ignore it, some try their best to never think of it. Death is the parting of body and mind, and the big fear is what’s going to happen? Because of this worry, people have different beliefs, sound or unfounded: we only live once, death is the final end, there is nothing after, finally the misery ended, he or she has found peace, he or she is in a better place. But such a belief is by definition not very convincing. A belief is just imagination, and not anchored in experienced insight. At best, a belief corresponds to reality; at worst, it can be justification for unspeakable crimes. Whatever we believe, sooner or later the breath will stop and the body is declared dead.

Source: HOW TO DIE – A TEACHING FROM THE LOTUS-BORN | LEVEKUNST art of life

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