Death is one of two things. Either it is annihilation, and the dead have
no consciousness of anything; or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from one place to another.
"Nothing really dies," I told him. "It just turns into something else. Everything is always changing form.
Do you remember the pumpkin that rotted into the earth in your garden? Tomatoes sprouted where it used to be.
This bird will go back to the earth and turn into lavendar flowers and butterflies."
Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.
A Lizard continues it's life into the wilderness like a human into heaven. Our fate is entirely dependent on our life.
Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes,
that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
Joseph de Maistre
People believe that death is a punishment from God rather than a natural progression,
a doorway to other realities. By having such a grim perspective on death, they make it a fearful and painful experience.
I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this
side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now.
Norman Vincent Peale
To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.
Albus Dumbledore in "The Man with Two Faces," Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest
blessings of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil.
It is important to accept that the human condition is temporary, fleeting. It's filled with pain and suffering, beauty, strange tastes, odors of death;
everything that exists in the universe. Problems are created when one is so obsessed with his/her own death, when one is too attached to their life.
Even if death were to fall upon you today like lightning, you must be ready to die without sadness and regret, without any residue of
clinging for what is left behind. Remaining in the recognition of the absolute view, you should leave this life like an eagle soaring up into the blue sky.
We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
You live on earth only for a few short years which you call an incarnation,
and then you leave your body as an outworn dress and go for refreshment to your true home in the spirit.
Normally we do not like to think about death. We would rather think about life. Why reflect on death?
When you start preparing for death you soon realize that you must look into your life...now...and come to face
the truth of your self. Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.
Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine
whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?"
Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep
walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting
of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.
Mark Helprin, "A Soldier of the Great War" (novel)
Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
R. W. Raymond
Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders.
Louis D. Brandeis
All are but parts of one stupendous whole whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience
~ Wayne Dyer
He was a thinker, political figure, educator, and founder of the Ru School of Chinese thought.
Known to the Chinese as Master Kong and to the rest of the world as Confucius, he created a philosophy
based on virtue and believed in honesty, respect, sincerity.
Confucius taught that it was not the satisfaction of the senses in the present moment that would bring true
happiness, but well-planned actions and the helping of fellow man which mattered most.