Friday, 2 October 2009

The point between life and death

It’s insulting when people die, that they do all this gasping and closing of their eyes. They aren’t realizing that the Beings that are watching them aren’t at all impressed. They close their eyes so that they don’t have to see that they are dead, and so they don’t have to look at the higher value as they pass over. After a while, once they’ve past those points, they reopen their eyes and they realize that they have indeed died. But by then it is too late, because they have closed their eyes past the most important point: This is what the Tibetan Book of the Dead is talking about when it says you have to stay alert; this spot, as you cross over, is a point of eternal awareness.