Taking Off A Coat

Death is no more traumatic then taking off an old coat.

The Bhagavad Gita
Eknath Easwaran

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A blogger friend of mine recently read The Bhagavad Gita and she wrote a blog about it.  We sometimes share book ideas with each other and after reading her column, I decided to pick up the book.  I’ve read about 60 pages so far and I can tell it is right up my alley.  Loving everything about it. For those who have been here for awhile, you know my feelings on death and dying.  The quote above fits nicely within my world view.  I still find it fascinating when reading a spiritual faith based book that I come across so much of my world view.
It happened when I read Paulo Coelho’s book:
The Alchemist.
It happened when I read Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse.I know some of you will say well:
What do you expect? When you read what you believe, of course you will find passages in the books that can relate to your paradigm.It’s more than that however.  To find books like this and to have them cross my path is serendipity, divine intervention.  As with The Alchemist, that book had been crossing my path many times since the late 1980’s.  I always said:
One day I’ll read it.As it turned out had I read the book the first time it came across my path, I wouldn’t have accepted what the book was saying.  The same with Siddhartha.  Both of these books are wonderful companion pieces and I highly recommend reading them together.  Read one first, then the next one.Okay, as sometimes happens I trailed off from my original thoughts here.  Death IS no more traumatic then taking of an old coat.  What happens when you die?  Well no one can say for sure, but I sincerely believe we still exist.  As in the Movie and book:
What Dreams May Come, Chris the main character has been killed in a car accident, leaving his wife bereft with grief.  Chris attempts to comfort her by returning to their home in spirit.

I’m still here, he says.

As it is.  We do go on after death.  Death is simply a transition.  Like slipping off one coat and putting on another.

There is ABSOLUTELY no need WHATSOEVER to fear death, to fear your transition.  Remember that.  And remember that death is just like taking off a coat.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

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