Well let’s talk Death shall we?…Part 2

Some earlier wisdom on this ‘thing’ called death

Hafiz_1 Hafiz-

How
Fascinating the idea of death
Can be.
Too bad though,
Because
It just isn’t
True.

KrishnamurtiKrishnamurti –
Death is the new, and life as continuance is only memory, an empty thing.
With the new, life and death are one

We are frightened of ending: but without ending, how can there be the new?
Without death how can there be life?

-Canon Scott Holland

Death is nothing at all I have only slipped away
into the next room. I am I and you are you:
Whatever we were to each other,that we are
still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak
to me in the easy way you always used Put no
Canon Scot Hollanddifference into your tone; wear no forced air of
solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile,
think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever
the household word that it always was. Let it
be spoken without effort, without the ghost
of a shadow on it;

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was; there is absolute
unbroken continuity. What is death but
a negligible accident?

I am waiting for you, for an interval somewhere
very near, just around the corner.
All is well

 

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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