The Myth of Death



Life comes to an end for all of us, this we all know. Because of this reality it should be seen that it is very important to prepare yourself for that event because expectations of this will have a profound impact on life as you now experience it, and also what follows. We learn through thinking and reinforcing a sense of self to create our experiences as a world of mental dharmas and objects all separate, independent and always changing. This way of seeing things creates the notion that everything is born, lives and dies. We too along with our body are a part of that apparent reality. Yet, there is part of ourselves to be discovered that is not a part of that cycle of birth and death. When we discover that part as being our true reality we discover that the event of death is just a play of the mind and a myth that has possessed us all of our lives. Take refuge there in the silent stillness of who you really are and you will live life without fear.





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Karen Piggin:

An amazing talk. Āloka provides an incredible explanation of how the self/me/I create dharmas, pulling segments out of a continuum (the flow), giving them a beginning, middle, and end, and an identity. And by pulling them into our mind-created world we give them the ability to be born, to live, and to die. Āloka offers that our whole sense of me/my body is a similar extraction from the flow, and therefore life and death are also a myth. So much inspiration and valuable perspective on the training – stay present, stay in “the flow”, live 100% of every moment, and prepare as much as possible for death.


Andrew Dale:

I think this is an extraordinary talk.