BELOVED OSHO, I KNOW
IT IS CERTAIN THAT ONE DAY I AM GOING TO DIE, BUT I DON'T FEEL ANY FEAR --
It is not something
exceptional, it is almost the rule.
Nobody is afraid of death; otherwise living will become impossible.
There is a natural safety measure, and that is something of a very basic nature
to be understood. You know that it is always the other who dies, never you.
It is always somebody else, but never you.
That gives an unconscious foundation for the hope that perhaps you are the
exception, everybody dies except you.
That's why you don't feel fear.
Nature does not want you to feel fear of death for the simple reason that if
fear of death becomes overwhelming, you will not be able to live.
Life can be lived only if somehow you can go on believing that you are going to
be here forever. Things will change, people will die, but you will remain
outside all this change.
And it is based on your experience...
From Darkness to Light
Chapter title: The bell always tolls for somebody else
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