Life is spread out
over a long time -- seventy years, one hundred years.
Death is intense because it is not spread out -- it is in a single moment.
Life has to pass one hundred years or seventy years, it cannot be so intense.
Death comes in a single moment; it comes whole, not fragmentary.
It will be so intense you cannot know anything more intense.
But if you are afraid, if before death comes you have escaped, if you have
become unconscious because of the fear, you have missed one of the golden
opportunities, the golden gate.
If your whole life you have been accepting things, when death comes, patiently,
passively you will accept and enter into it without any effort to escape.
If you can enter death passively, silently, without any effort, death
A Bird on the Wing
Chapter title: Empty Your Cup
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