There is nothing comparable to the death experience in life, except deep meditation.
So those who know meditation, they know something of death—that’s the only way to know before dying.
If I am saying there is no more significant experience in life than death, I am saying it, not because I have died and come back to tell you, but because I know that in meditation you move into the same space as death—because in meditation you are no more your physiology, no more your biology, no more your chemistry, no more your psychology. All those are left far away.
You come to your innermost center where there is only pure awareness. That pure awareness will be with you when you die because that cannot be taken away. All these other things which can be taken away, we take away with our own hands in meditation.
So meditation is an experience of death in life.
And it is so beautiful, so indescibably beautiful that only one thing can be said about death: it must be that experience multiplied by millions.
The experience of meditation multiplied by millions is the experience of death.
And when you pass on you simply leave your form behind. You are absolutely intact, and for the first time out of the prison of physiology, biology, psychology.
All the walls are broken and you are free.
For the first time you can open your wings to the existential.
From Ignorance to Innocence, Chapter Five
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