I too, will die…
Just like everyone else…
DEATH IS CERTAIN
There is no possible way to escape death. No-one ever has. Death comes in a moment and its time is unexpected. All that separates us from the next life is one breath. The young can die before the old, the healthy before the sick, etc. There are many causes and circumstances that lead to death, but few that favour the sustenance of life. Even things that sustain life can kill us, for example food, motor vehicles, property. The weakness and fragility of one's physical body contribute to life's uncertainty. The body can be easily destroyed by disease or accident, for example cancer, AIDS, vehicle accidents, other disasters.
THE ONLY THING THAT CAN HELP US AT THE TIME OF DEATH IS OUR MENTAL/SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
(because all that goes on to the next life is our mind with its karmic (positive or negative) imprints.)
♥ Worldly possessions such as wealth, position, money can't help
♥ Relatives and friends can neither prevent death nor go with us.
♥ Even our own precious body is of no help to us. We have to leave it behind like a shell, an empty husk, an overcoat.
We must practise the spiritual path and ripen our inner potential by cultivating positive mental qualities and abandoning disturbing mental qualities.
Compiled by Ven. Pende Hawter