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Death & the Deathless

Let's face it, Death” is not a popular topic in day to day conversations. It is not a word we use with delight unless we refer to “Death by chocolate!” If we consent to be deep down honest with our thoughts, most of us live our lives in fear of Death.

The word “Deathlessness” is more engaging for the mind. Soon enough however, we discover that this concept has nothing to do with the immortality of body-minds. What we call these objects - these body-minds we appear to be in order to navigate through life as human beings and that we think we are – inexorably deteriorate, break at some point and dissolve one day or another, that's fact. In fact, physical bodies don't even exist per se... ☹️

This is why waking up to “what we really are” is a life changer!

Joan Tollifson: "Waking up is like dying. Dying to the past. Dying to the known. Dying to all your thoughts, ideas and beliefs. Dying to who and what you think you are. Dying to all hope and hopelessness. Dying to everything. Letting go of every attempt to hold on, to grasp, to control. Losing everything that can be lost and discovering what remains.

When we die to “ourselves”, what remains is unfathomable, indescribable with words. We actually daily die to our thoughts more often and for longer periods than we realise, not just when we are in deep sleep mode, but the thing is, there is never and can never be anyone to claim this. That's the key.


Dorothy Hunt invites us to free us from notions inculcated since childhood from we derive our mistaken identity:


Rupert Spira confides: : “I have never experienced the disappearance of myself.

Listen carefully and see what these words “I” and “myself” really stand for? Confusion comes often from misinterpretations as to who is what?

For those of us who still hold on to the concept of reincarnation... it might be worth listening a few times to Rupert Spira:

“The finite mind is like a whirlpool in a stream. All there is to the whirlpool is water. When the body dies, the whirlpool dissolves. But nothing disappears because all there is to the whirlpool is water. The water remains but it no longer precipitates in the form of the body-mind. The mind is like a precipitation, like a whirlpool, it is a localisation of consciousness and the body and the world appear in that localisation. When the body disappears, that localisation disperses. However, as the localisation disperses, its contents are still in consciousness. So there is no reason why another localisation should not form but contain the elements previously dispersed whirlpool.


Until we see each other again, we will leave you with this inspiring quote by Nisargadatta Maharaj:

In peace and silence, the skin of the 'I' dissolves and the inner and the outer become one.


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