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The reason why everybody wants to avoid death

is because Eternity is our real nature.

Death is not to be feared

because it is an enjoyable and happy occasion

and it only hurts one who has

anger, greed, attraction, and aversion.

Death only comes to an active mind.

Even the gods must face death.

All die but there is no grief because the Indweller lives.

Death is only the five elements returning to themselves.

The essence of wave, ocean, and raindrop

is still water: nothing can be lost.

When a raindrop touches the ocean it becomes ocean.

So do not fear death for nothing can ever be lost

and nothing can ever be gained.

Death only takes those who have become something;

death only takes the body, the dress.

Death is a foolish notion.