Today I’m going to tell you the art of dying well and the things that you must do before you die. We learn many arts in life but forget the real art, the art of dying well.
Here’s the art of dying well and things to do before you die:
The art of dying well
We learn many arts in life but nothing is worth learning if you don’t know the real art, the art of dying. All of your arts are meaningless to learn because they are only useful before you die. But the greatest truth of life is ‘death’ and when it comes to you, then what you will do? You don’t have any art. You have nothing to do except dying painfully.
No one teaches you the art of dying. Everyone tries to hide it and want to escape from it. We neglect death and do not even want to remember it. We have kept the death in darkness.
The most certain thing in our life is death. There is nothing so much certain than death, and no one can ever escape from it.
Everything that exists in this universe can be non-exist too. Whatsoever has a birth, it dies too. Death is just behind birth. We cannot say that a man was born and didn’t die.
The most basic art that everyone must know is the art of dying. We are living an uncertain life surrounded by death. We cannot escape from it.
There are only a few people who know the art of living and dying. And that is the greatest art because that is the culmination of life. If you miss death, you have missed your whole life. You will be thrown back into the womb again because you will have to learn and go through the whole process again.
If you failed, then you have to go through the same class again. And the only way to pass is to die so consciously and peacefully that there is no fear in you. Your consciousness must not fade away, consciously you should detach the body seeing your own death – that is the great art of dying.
Things to do before you die
You should do something to attain the great art of dying. You cannot manage just by becoming brave. Unless you know that there is something in you that is a deathless soul, it is impossible to manage it. And that deathlessness is always there; that is your witnessing consciousness. And Meditation is the only way to attain it.
The moment we know the witness, we become immortals. The best and easiest way to know is to watch your breath because breath is the bridge that joins the body to the soul.
Watching the breath means that you are watching the bridge – the bridge that joins you with the body.
Between you and the body is the breath, and you are watching the breath; because you are watching, you are separate from it. You can watch a thing only if you are separate from it.
If you continue this simple mediation then you will be full of joyous and ecstasy. We start seeing a glimpse of deathlessness and timelessness in you.
Now there is no more death for you. You can leave the body so consciously and peacefully seeing your own so-called death. You will see your own death that you are detaching from the body but still you there. You knew the immortal within you.
This is the real art of dying well.