“Everything is impermanent. Death is a reality to which none of us is immune. Death is nothing other than a separation of the body and mind.”
“Sufferings and peace are both of the nature of the mind.
It is fortunate to have made the resolution to liberate oneself from sufferings
While understanding that all sufferings in the world and the peace called Nirvana are mingled into one,
Without having imperfect views and without taking the phenomenal world to be real.
It is fortunate to remember from one’s heart
Meditations on the transcendence of birth and death,
Knowing that what is born is of the nature of death
And not unchangeable as we imagine.”
from gYu-thog’s Hymn of Wisdom
“Forgetting about death we become completely engrossed in the concerns of this life alone and we devote all our energy to its welfare. When death comes we realize, too late, that all our activities have been futile. If we remember death again and again we shall overcome the habit of assuming that we are going to live in this world forever, and we shall begin to see ourself as a traveler bound for future lives. Thinking in this way reduces our anxieties, irritations, and attachment to this life and all its pleasures, and it restrains us from committing actions solely for the sake of this one short life.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
“Every life is a preparation for the next death. If one is wise, one will use this life to the best advantage and prepare for a good death.” S.N. Goenka
“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” George Bernard Shaw
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