When I opened my eyes in this world,there were millions of possible ways to end my life before making my way to the tomb. As days goes on passing, day by day there pop upsconstraints to this millions which goes on reducing . When this millions possibilities comes down to zero at that point we die. There is no way out. When there is no possibilities left in future, it means the way out is only the death.
In our life time, whatever we choose to become or our lives chooses us to be or we will becomes at the end of day we have to end up making some space six feet beneath the ground. Doctors , scientist, writers, wealthy ones, normal people , everyone those are gifted with life at last, the gift will be taken back.
This is why death is inevitable.
If death is inevitable , can we run away from it? Is running away possible?
To this question , I remember a short story that I would like to share here
Once there lived a king , let's not describe further this and that about him and his kingdom. Direct to the point, one night he saw a dream, at the dream there was a death with the message to meet him at some place at the sunset.
The king wake up without delay he called all his ministers and scholars in assembly house and presented his dream to know about the indication. All of them came to the same point that king should run away from here to some place that is unknown to himself. Without any delay, the king started his ride on his fastest horse. He rode a whole day at the sunset he decided to stop and have some rest. As he climbed down from horse, he saw.a death standing there . He was waiting for the king at the point of stop.
In our life time, we try to ignore the fact that some day we will die. We just try to run away from the death but in reality, we have been moving towards the death which is waiting for us.
In understand the death more clearly we will listen to another story.
MAHAGURU FALGUNANDA , he is a social worker. He was the gift that nature can give to humans. He died around 60 years ago. Once, one of his devotee came to him and asked,"GURU I LIVED MY LIFE, I WANT DEATH CAN YOU PARDON ME?"
" I AM NOT HERE TO TAKE LIFE. AS YOU WISHED FOR DEATH. FOR DEATH , JUST SEE AROUND THOSE TREES STANDING THERE ARE ALSO CAPABLE OF KILLING YOU. THOSE STONES WHICH LIES THERE QUIETLY CAN ALSO TAKE YOUR LIFE. EVERYTHING AROUND CAN KILL YOU. YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY DEATHS. WHEN YOU TIME COMES YOU DON'T NEED TO SEE BUT YOU WILL GET INTO IT"
These two stories makes us more clear about death.
We have been living surrounded with the death. In our daily life, we listen to the news about people dying in accidents. Bathroom that we have been using may kill us someday. Those air which brings life may someday brings death. Everywhere there is death here. We can agree to the point that, though being surrounded we die on our time. And our death time is unknown? We may die next moment who knows? We can die in deep sleep? We may die in a sudden accident? No one know when we will die. Death is inevitable in everybody life.
Coming to this point we came to know that
Death is inevitable
Death happens when it's time comes
We have been surrounded with deaths all round
Again, I would like to present here another tale,
One Zen master was asked a question: "WHERE WILL WE GO AFTER DEATH?"
To this he responded by brining a match box. He light one match stick. And after the fire went off. Seeing this all he spoked ," FROM WHERE DID THE FIRE COME HERE AND WHERE DID IT GO? ".
This is short but carries an eye opening message within. In a journey of knowing our life, everyone will come to a question as," FROM WHERE DID WE CAME HERE?" and " WHERE DID WE GO?". And the experiment done was very powerful to answer such question and it stands against all the religion there exist. Religions mainly focused to answer the question of above question, they uses the terms like ,HEAVEN and HELL and some religion sticks to emptiness. Life started from emptiness and ends in emptiness.If observed from one angle, everything would make sense. But from others perspective they are fooling us by covering the reality with the curtains of hell and heaven and also by emptiness.
Here, again I represent another story ,
One master who teaches his disciples every morning by doing some experiments.. One-day on morning time he didn't call his disciples for class. Rather, he moved from one place to other by contemplating on certain matter. Everyone was amused with his behaviour on that day,and they decided to ask him if anything is wrong?
They went to their master and asked,"ANYTHING WRONG MASTER?"
Master," NOTTHING IS WRONG BUT TODAY I AM VERY MUCH SUPRISED ABOUT MY DREAM. TODAY IN MY DREAM , I SAW THAT I WAS A BUTTERFLY. I WAS FLYING FROM ONE FLOWER TO ANOTHER IN SEARCH OF FOODS". Saying this he became silent.
One of the disciples spoked," LAST TIME IN MY DREAM I SAW THAT I WAS PIG. WHOLE DAY I WAS EATING AND EATING AND SLEEPING". Some others mentioned they saw that they were sometimes buffaloes , goats, dogs in their dream.
Master:" SEEING, BECOMING IS NOT THE POINT OF WORRYING , BUT THE REAL WORRY IS THAT , WHAT IF I AM BUTTER FLY AND IN DREAM I HAVE BECAME YOUR GURU AND PREACHING YOU ALL. IF I CAN SEE DREAM OF BECOMING BUTTERFLY WHY DON'T BUTTERFLY CAN SEE A DREAM OF BECOMING ME?".
Similar story is there from the land of Japan,
There was once a emperor in Japan with only one son. King and queen loved him very much. Their's everything was only their son. One day prince felt sick and the situation worsen day by day. There was no cure of his sickness and without being able to be cured he was about to die. Everyone was sitting around the prince. Every dreams, every desires was about to fall in front of the king and he was there helpless with rolling tears from the eyes. Randomly thoughts were playing in his mind, in meantime he felt asleep.
In dream, he saw
He was emperor there in his dream too with twelve sons. And in his dream he saw that his palace caught fire. His all twelve son were burned to death by the fire. He could not saved his even one child.
Suddenly, he was waked up by loud crying of the queen. Seeing the death body of prince the king remained there silent, he didn't moved nore even weep. He was quite as a statue. Seeing this queen was worried. I lost my child , now my husband. She came near him and asked,"WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? YOU LOVED OUR SON SO MUCH . NOW YOU ARE SILENT, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?"
Emperor," I LOST 13 SONS , I AM CONFUSED THAT FOR WHOM I SHOULD CRY. MY LOVE IN MY DREAMS WAS SAME AS MY REAL SON. ALL WERE MY SONS"
I am sorry today many stories.
But believe me they are real ones.
But bad hinge is that , I don't have sharp memories to coined their names.
And believe me this is the last one .
What if we are just a dream of certain alien? What if we are just a dream of a dog ?
What happens when we wake up?
Religious people are so tactful that when they knew this possibilities, they have coated this as ,"MAYA ", ILLUSIONARY WORLD, OUR WORLD IS WORLD OF DREAMS. Hindu scripts mentions that we are the dreams of Lord Vishnu.
First three stories was related about Understanding the death. But the fourth one is understanding the life. Life and death are not different one they are one but differs because of our positions , way of seeing it.
Above , stories gives us meaning of death. Above three indicates that only the guranteed fact that is inevitable in life is the death. Life starts with birth and ends with death. The final destination of our life is death.
Death is certain but the time is uncertain when time comes everything that we believe to give us life will kill us. And when it's time not thing can save us?
What happens to us, body +awareness, after death? Body will decay and awareness journey is Mistry. Let's it be Mistry. By exploring it we fall in another illusion. Let we understand one thing from where we came we will go there .
If our life is dream, death is the way of waking up being aware of reality.
When we wake up everything will go away that we have earned here because till now no one was succeed to bring the earning from the dream.
But one thing amazes me. We can't bring the earnings , our accumulation but we can bring some certain knowledge from our dream. If I stick to this fact that when I wake up in some other world, I would take my knowledge experiences this can be ensured.
This is the reason why I always say , Learn the art of giving. Don't go on accumulating things. Giving is associated with experiences, happiness, it will make you more near to your nature. But accumulating makes you own of the pawn of the capitalism.
And the last story indicates that our life is no other than the dream itself. If this life is reality,ever dream that is seen at sleep is also the reality. In our sleep we Everytime get new world, new start and it ends within the dreams. Why don't we weep and get mush attached to it?.
Since, death is coming day by day. There is possibilities that we may wake up in some other dimension.or we may not. Let's not go to that question.But the most imperative point is, "WHY DON'T WE PREPARE OURSELF ?"
Let's wait death changing our position on understanding death. Let us take death as final destination. We will wait to death.
One-day when death comes at our door we will welcome him with smile. We will say him," I WAS WAITING YOU WHOLE LIFE, NOW TAKE ME WITH SMILE?" We will surprise him saying this because I know nowadays death always has to put effort on humans to take life. But we will make our death effortless.
LET'S SURPRISE DEATH ........
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