It’s been three months since I lost my grandfather. I took time to contemplate about him and came across a passage in a book I’m currently reading. It goes…
No matter where I am born, whether it is in fortunate or unfortunate states of existence, I will definitely have to die. Whether I am born in the happiest condition of higher rebirth or in the deepest hell, I will have to experience death. However far and wide I travel, I will never find a place where I can hide from death, even if I voyage far into space or tunnel deep underground.
No one alive at the time of the first century remains alive today, and no one alive at the time of the second century and so forth remains alive today. Only their names survive. All those who were alive two hundred years ago have passed away, and all those alive today will be gone in two hundred years’ time.
— How To Transform Your Life, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind.