Of Life and Death


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Materialists say:

Death is the End

Of all there is

Consciousness annihilated

Dreams, tears, struggles,

Kindness, morality, aspirations

Deleted… permanently

As if never existed

Thoughts, emotions, ideas, artistry

Love, laughter, memories, joys

Wiped out

Entirely… Eternally

Without a trace

Only matter exists

When a body dies it disintegrates

A lump of flesh

A pile of decaying compounds

The saint and the foe in the same hole

No feelings, no conscience, no loss no gain

No awareness, no future, no joy, no pain

People of faith say:

Death is nothing but a new beginning

A birth into a world supreme

Expansion of consciousness

Beyond time and space

Explosion of feelings, creativity and perception

Far beyond material experience or worldly restriction

A transformation from density of matter

To sublimity of the soul

An awakening to the majestic Truth

From the confinement of illusion

As if a mystic dance of subatomic particles

Constantly traveling, forever arriving

Perpetually swaying

Entangled in a mysterious web of duality

Yearning to the oneness of the Divine

A breathtaking journey, matter to wave, darkness to light

Life and death are intertwined

super imposed

A galactic twirl spiraling up in a glorious cosmic tale

Now, you !

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