The Fear Of Death

Death is happening at every moment. Yesterday is dead. And you are born today in the present. Death has never been an enemy. Real enemy is your non-acceptance of the flow of life and your rigidity on how life should be. You have treated death as an end of life; in fact it is a door to a new beginning. Be happy with the door and do not bang yourself against the door.

A man was riding on the horse sitting towards its tail. His wife saw him and screamed at him: “you are stupid; you have abused this beautiful gift I gave you.”

The husband answered; “you are a stupid and you gave me a stupid horse; it is going in the wrong direction and I am seated in the right direction where I have to go.”

People have an answer in spite of being wrong. An answer does not change our lives, but living and acting wisely does.

We would have come across many who say, ‘I am God fearing!’ This is nonsense. We should love God, not fear Him!’ It should be ‘God loving’ not ‘God fearing!’

Swami Vivekananda said, ‘Be fearless. If there is one word that you find coming like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bomb-shell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word, fearlessness’.

Some go from one astrologer to another with their horoscopes to find out when death would strike them. As far as they are concerned, their horoscopes are ‘horror scopes.’ Such people are more afraid of when they would die rather than what they would do while being alive! This fear would devastate them both mentally and physically!

While talking about mortal fear, Rabindranath Tagore said, ‘Long before you were born in this world, compassionately, God made sure that there was milk in both the breasts of your mother. He may well have created another for you after your death! Who knows? So, have faith!’

We can only advise all those who are afraid. Plan for your future; there is no harm in that. But your fear about the future would only ruin your happiness.

In order to protect your wealth, plan where to keep it safe; without doing any of these things is meaningless.

Instead of conjuring images of fearful events like ‘What if I fail in the examinations? And thus spending time weakening yourself, use it fruitfully to prepare and pass in the examination! Life is a series of examinations; we need to pass them with flying colours. This is a gift we can offer to God.

Om Namah Shivay

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