The Blessing of Life and Death07/13/2015
The Blessings of Life and Death
In the world of the finite body, death is the extinction of life
and the end of everything. However, in the infinite world
of energy, death is an illusion, and there is nothing but the
cycle of life.
The waters of the river of life flow endlessly. No one
knows when those waters began. And no one knows
when they will end. The waters of that river flow endlessly,
and our lives, too, flow on. But just as the waters of a river
meet the sea, so, too, our lives, in the end, will meet an
People speak of it as the “Ocean of Death.” For those
who know energy, though, it is the “Ocean of Life.” It is
a beautiful sea filled with infinite life energy. Life is not a
voyage to the Ocean of Death, but a journey to encounter
the Ocean of Life.
When you awaken to the world of energy, you
realize that even the death that comes after
life is another extension of life. Death is not
the end, but a new beginning and birth.
The human body and soul, with death, welcome another
birth. The body is reborn as countless other lives in
the great cycle of nature, and the soul returns to the
source whence it came. Energy, the source of life, is not
extinguished with death; it simply moves.
The moon waxes and wanes with the size of earth’s
shadow, but the moon itself remains a sphere,
unchanged. When the darkness of night comes after the
setting sun, which had shone its bright light on all things
during the day, the sun itself is still shining on the other
side of the globe. In the same way, human life is merely
marked by the phenomena of life and death.
Just as with life, death is a beautiful gift. Since we know
that our physical life is finite, we struggle to overcome
the transience of existence brought by death. We have
developed a thirst for eternal truth because death exists,
and we have come to know the world of energy and the
soul linking life and death. So death is a mechanism for
enlightenment and a blessing for the completion of the
We have been given the blessing of life and the blessing
of death. We have no reason to worry or be anxious, for
we have the void, the eternal world of energy to which we
will one day return.
Rooted in the void, a brilliant vision in our
hearts, we live resolutely in the eternal now.