The Art of Living and Dying

Love has some mystery because of death, and life also has some mystery because of death. If death disappears there will be no mystery in life. That’s why a dead thing has no mystery in it, a corpse has no mystery in it, because it cannot die anymore. You think it has no mystery because life has disappeared? No, it has no mystery because now it cannot die anymore.

Almost every other day I get the news of death of some friend or the people whom I have known for a long time.

The news comes as a definite reminder that we all have to die sooner or later, we cannot escape death. What I am saying is often said by millions of people around the world. For some moments, everybody–friends, relatives and all– takes note of death happening and then soon after, gets into the same routine. A few nice things are expressed, such as “only the body dies, the soul is immortal”. We get into consoling others and ourselves with profound philosophy just to forget the shock and continue with our mind-games. The reminder that we are also in the Q is quickly forgotten.

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