When we say a spiritual possibility, a space, there is also room to die. Spirituality is a means to life; it is also means to die because living and dying are not different. Right now, I can say you are living, or I can say you are dying. The process of dying is on; one day it will be complete. It is just that so much negativity is attached to the word “death”. But death is a part of life. It is a universal truth none could or can escape whether he is a king or a humble employee, beggar or some professional or so called Godman. If you understand this fact, you can live the life fully. One who does not know how to die, or is unwilling to die, cannot live.
If you are afraid of death, you will only avoid life, you cannot avoid death. Every day of your life you need to be aware that you are mortal. In Shoonya medittion everything that you consider as “myself” will become nothing; it is as if you die. Again, when you open your eyes, it is all there. If you practice this consciously, twice a day, when the time to die comes, it will no more be a big issue.
Even if you live a thousand years and do everything that you wish to do, still something better could be done. This is the way of life. But death is perfect and absolute when it happens; death does not need anybody’s assistance. You don’t have to think about it; you don’t have to reflect upon it. But the limited nature of life needs to be reflected upon. So always the first training for spiritual aspirant is to go and sit in the cremation ground. You are just like a miracle happening and one day you are gone. Busy in between, but you like a bubble: when the bubble is on, is so real; one prick gone!
Look at this life right now: inhalation, exhalation. If the next inhalation does not happen, that’s it… That is how fragile this life is. People always think death is something that happens to somebody else; it’s not so, it will happen to you and me. If you remind yourself every day that you will also die, you will move towards knowing higher perception. If you are aware of the mortal nature of your life, is there time to get angry with somebody, to quarrel or do anything stupid?
Once you are conscious that you will die, you will want to make every moment of your life as beautiful as possible. Those who are constantly aware of the fragile nature of existence, they don’t want to miss single moment; they will naturally be aware. They can’t take anything for granted; they will live purposefully, becoming aware. They live every moment of their life. You too can do this.
Be Happy – Live Every Moment of Your Life.