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Reflection On Death

A profound thought

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Among the many insightful stories that Indian mythology presents, an interesting one is about a question that a seer asks an enlightened person.

What is that, which always feels like fresh or new news/information, which shocks the listener?

The enlightened person replies, “The news of death”.

Let’s just give this some thought. If we have an ailing family member, friend, or anyone we know of, who has been around for a long time, aren’t we still shocked when we hear they have passed. And we ask — How did it happen? Was it peaceful? Oh! I’m sorry.

And this is profound because we know for sure that the ultimate truth is death; yet, when it happens, it always feels like it is the newest information ever.




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