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People Who Laugh at Death

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Why do people who receive enlightening experiences have no fear of death? Are they just out of their mind, or do they know something that we don’t know?

GreatAlexander_1x1The correct answer: Some of both.

Enlightenment is an experience that opens avenues in the mind not available to a typical person. Let me be clear: This is not a new-age, pop culture fantasy that came from smoking too much weed. Rather, it is one of the most well-known benefits of Zen meditation, something known and taught by masters over thousands of years.

A long-term practice of Zen typically results in the creation of new neural pathways that allow the practitioner to have out-of-body and out-of-mind experiences during meditation. Now, hold that thought for a minute.

Have you heard about people who’ve had near-death experiences or who actually died, were resuscitated, and who experienced passing through the legendary Window of Light? Enlightened Zen practitioners are people who have visited the Window but without the necessity of dying. They experienced the process of passing through the Window—and then coming back. Quite a few of them are walking around the planet today. We call them “masters.” And you can believe me, they know something other people don’t know—they know there is no such thing as “death.”

Wow, what a life-changing, world-transforming concept. That’s chiefly because when your spirit is on the other side of the Window, it can see things a mortal human cannot see. You’re able to grasp a bigger picture than the ordinary human mind can comprehend. Or can be expressed in our pathetically inadequate human languages. Nevertheless, after you’ve been there, you know that death of the human body is just a transformation. It’s merely the next step. It’s the start of a whole new chapter.

This is why Zen practitioners might giggle during a funeral. It really, really is a cause for celebration.

Written by Eduardo Mitchell

May 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm

All Life is Preparation for Dying

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This means you have a lifelong “job” to prepare yourself for dying. Isn’t that a great perspective on how to run your life? Instead of living in fear of death? Which makes you live like a rat in a roundhouse. You run in fear around and around, and never find the door.

AtHome3x2Down the road a bit farther from here (and you don’t know exactly how far), you’re going to graduate out of this life. Your human spirit—which is the indestructible part of you—will leave your body, and you’ll pass through that magic window of light we’ve all heard so much about. It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of another.

A few fortunate people have actually experienced the window of light. They “died” medically and were resuscitated, and were able to tell us subsequently about their window experience. A few others have received Enlightenment in which a person is allowed to sit before the window—although for a very brief time—and receive knowledge via that window. Those people know and understand exactly what I’m talking about here. The rest can take this all under advisement. That is, view it as a possibility, but not a belief.

You and I don’t know what our next adventure will be. That’s because it hasn’t happened yet. But you don’t want to get to the point of your departure and then say, “Oh hell! I should have done better, I should have known.” The key to preventing that is inner development.

Written by Eduardo Mitchell

March 13, 2016 at 10:40 am