Death is one of the most mysterious things in this world.Death along with it brings many questions which can never be answered.Death can be said to be a discontinuity, or a dead stop or even a new start. It is said that each baby taking birth proves that someone has died; each death only implies that there is going to be a birth. Death and birth are the same things percept differently. We have never done justice with the death and as a result, we can never do justice to the birth. How you die decides how you are going to be in the next birth and how you live decides how you are going to die. It is an art to die. Life is a meditation to get the desired death. Death is a climax. The whole movie of life is created for getting this climax only. Life is like Classical Music; where you perform for an hour to get an climax of fraction of the second. Somehow, we are on the verge to forget this art, the art of dying.
WHEN RABBI BIRNHAM LAY DYING, HIS WIFE BURST INTO TEARS.
HE SAID, ‘WHAT ARE YOU CRYING FOR?
MY WHOLE LIFE WAS ONLY THAT I MIGHT LEARN HOW TO DIE.’
Here in this incidence, Rabbi Birnham very beautifully opens up this secret- that death is the orgasm of life. Whole life is foreplay to get this orgasm of death. Unfortunately, death is the thing of which we are most afraid; death is the thing from which we are running. In this very running, we are losing the beauty and we are missing the point.
For centuries we have been just chattering like a parrot-We reap as we sow. Why do we forget this rule when we die? Death is a seed which gives birth to a new life and this life is again a seed which gives birth to the death. Death has always been associated with mystery and fear. A death is always considered as an ill omen. Due to this misconception, we are wasting each and every death and hence we are missing each and every birth.