Today I’m going to tell you the art of living and dying well and the things that you must do before you die. We learn many arts in life but forget the real arts, the art of living and dying well.
The art of living and dying well
We learn many arts in life but nothing is worth learning if you don’t know the real arts, the art of living and dying. All of your arts are meaningless to learn because they are only useful before you die. But the greatest truth of life is ‘death’ and when it comes to you, then what you will do? You don’t have any art. You have nothing to do except dying painfully.
No one teaches you the art of living and dying. Everyone tries to hide it and want to escape from it. We neglect death and do not even want to remember it. We have kept the death in darkness.
The most certain thing in our life is death. There is nothing so much certain than death, and no one can ever escape from it.
Everything that exists in this universe can be non-exist too. Whatsoever has a birth, it dies too. Death is just behind birth. We cannot say that a man was born and didn’t die.
The most basic art that everyone must know is the art of living and dying. We are living an uncertain life surrounded by death. We cannot escape from it.
There are only a few people who know the art of living and dying. And that is the greatest art because that is the culmination of life. If you miss death, you have missed your whole life. You will be thrown back into the womb again because you will have to learn and go through the whole process again.
If you failed, then you have to go through the same class again. And the only way to pass is to die so consciously and peacefully that there is no fear in you. Your consciousness must not fade away, consciously you should detach the body seeing your own death – that is the great art of living.
Things to do before you die
You should do something to attain the art of living and dying for a better life, pleasure, bliss, peace, and happiness. You cannot attain it by becoming brave and bold. Unless you know that there is something deathlessness in you, it is impossible to achieve it. You are ignorant about that deathlessness but it is always there and it is your witnessing consciousness. Moreover, you will become aware of witnessing consciousness only after few days of Meditation. Also, you can say meditation is the only way to attain it.
The moment we know the witness, we become immortals. The best and easiest way to know the witness consciousness is through watching the inhaling and exhaling breath because breath is the bridge that joins the body to the soul.
When you watch the breath, you are different than the breath. Something you can watch cannot be you, it’s different than you.
You are so much connected to the breath that you assume I’m the breathing and when it stops, I will die. But it’s false, breathing helps to keep alive the body and perform its functions well. It’s just the act of taking oxygen and throwing out carbon dioxide.
When you realize your witnessing consciousness is different from breathing, you become immortal. Then the breathing doesn’t matter for you whether isn’t running or not. You jumped into a new dimension beyond the breathing. You started to remain apart from the breathing and now you can watch it but you are not it.
You usually think I’m the body and when the breathing stops, I’m gone. Mentally you adhere to the body and the breathing. You are conscious and remain in deep sleep. This sleep has to be destroyed and should remain watchful to everything and lastly to the breath and thoughts too.
This is not a sudden process. Sudden is really difficult. Firstly, you can remain watchful to your every activity like eating, drinking, walking, talking, dancing, seeing, etc. then after you should try to be watchful to the things like breathing and thoughts.
You can watch things only when you are apart from them. If you are able to remain apart and watchful to the breathing and the thoughts, then you are no longer the same person and no one can kill you ever.
You can do these watchful meditation techniques for the best results twenty-four seven in a day or night. By closing eyes and sitting in a lotus posture is not the only way to meditate effectively. You can do meditation twenty-four seven.
Don’t sleep in each and every instant, and also, don’t involve yourself in any events and relationships because these are only bodily relationships. But you are not the body and living the whole life assuming something is different as I am the worst thing that can ever happen in life. It’s just a wastage of life and totally lie or false. There is no point in living such false life because you are not what you are assuming.
You are consciousness and witness where worldly miseries can never ever touch you. You remain like a steady flame of light in each and every aspect of life.
Yes, you can play a bodily role to the people of the world but you will know that I’m different and unique, just awareness.
When you continue this simple 24/7 mediation, you remain full of joyous, ecstasy, and bliss. You start living life a totally different way and can remain 24/7 high without any intoxications and drugs.
You start seeing a glimpse of deathlessness and timelessness in you. This is real-life without any anxiety, tensions, stress, depression, misery, and troubles. Life cannot give you misery, it’s is natural, spontaneous, blissful, full of joyous and pleasures but we attach to the world and die in the race with misery and troubles.
Now, there is no more death for you. You remain in the body but you are not the body and the mind. You can leave the body so consciously and peacefully seeing your own so-called death (stopping of breath). You will see your own death that you are detaching from the body but still, you are there.
This is the real art of living life & dying well. Now, you can save your life from being ruined and enjoy 24/7 bliss and pleasure without any stress and problems.