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What is death?

In the words of Peter Pan - "to die would be an awfully big adventure!"

It is! Buddhists believe that they can control their future destiny by preparing for their death.

What is death?

Death …

… Is imminent!

Many of us fear death because we are afraid of the unknown, or we are afraid to leave our safe, familiar world behind.

And rightly so! I mean, who really wants to leave behind a loving and caring family, or a mansion with all the latest cons that took a lifetime to accumulate? Who really wants to die - to never, ever return to this reality?

Not many of us 'really' want to die, but regardless of whether we want to or not, we will, and it will be to our best advantage if we were to learn a bit about it. But where do we begin?

Let's begin here … What's death all about? Why do we die?

Here is an interesting piece I read by Dr Tipster (http://www.doctortipster.com/8201-telomeres-and-ageing-study-reveals-how-we-age.html):

"All our body cells divide in order to replace dead, malfunctioning or aged cells. When cells divide, they forward a copy of their DNA to the daughter cells. Since the DNA molecule is very large, it needs to be condensed to fit inside the cell nucleus, giving birth to chromosomes. Each chromosome presents at its end a telomere which shortens with each cell division. Previous studies have shown that when telomeres are too short, they reach a critical minimum length that makes cells unable to divide anymore."

So, according to the above information, our bodies are not designed to last forever.

So when our body can no longer renew itself and it dies, what happens to the energy force that dwells within? Does it die also, or does it go somewhere else? Moreover, what is this energy force? Where does it come from? Does it have any other names?

First of all, this energy force is often termed - Soul, Spirit, Consciousness; and this minute spark (for that is what it is), forms part of a huge energy force that is so bright, it is fearful.

Does this energy force die when our body dies - like the spark of a battery - poof - no more?

Lord Krsna says that the Soul is imperishable and that it always existed, and do you know what? I believe Him - just because He said so! And when you receive instructions from Lord Krsna on how to perform a specific function and it turns out to be 'true', you, too, will believe Him! Lord Krsna also said that when we die, we are simply giving up our old, useless bodies, for shiny, new bodies.

Buddhists believe this also. They view death the same way they view changing your clothes.

Throughout my research I have found that when we die, we are indeed, reborn into a new life with a new body and we do this so that we can learn - of different life experiences - from animals to enlightened beings - we must experience it all. Why?

Each time we learn something, a tiny lightbulb turns itself on inside our heads and we have realized a truth, but we can only learn such truths according to the life experience we are having at the time. Thus, after many life and death experiences, we evolve to a stage where our minds have become light with many truths and we are able to merge with and stay in the Light of Heaven without the need to be reborn into another experience - unless we choose to help others find their truth.

Peace and Light

Amelia Robinson


About Amelia Robinson

I am the second eldest of five (all girls), and spent most of my growing years on an Orchard, where my father worked. Religion and Spirituality was talked about and sometimes followed, but not persistently. I always felt alone and try as I might, could never seem to find a relationship where I could give my love completely and not get hurt, until I had my children. My aunty once told me that I brought my kids up right because they love and that was the highest compliment anyone could say to me. Still floundering from relationship to relationship in search of 'true love', it wasn't until quite recently that I finally stumbled upon it - love for myself - in all its entirety ... more


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