People have always looked for ways to lengthen their lives when they should be trying to widen it!
L. de Crescendo
Animals only know death when they die; Man is aware that he is moving towards death every hour of his life .
My religion is living and dying without regrets.
To die well we have to learn how to live. To live well we have to learn how to die.
We spend our lives buying things we do not need, with money we do not have, to please people who do not deserve it.
Only the man who does not fear death is not a slave.
Solitude and feeling unloved is the worst kind of poverty.
Teresa de Calcuta
The last enemy conquered will be Death.
All of Creation exists in you and all of you exists in Creation. There is no dividing line between you and an object that is very close to you, as there is no distance between you and objects that are far away. All things, the smallest and the biggest, the lowest and the highest, are in you and of your condition. One single atom contains all the elements of the Earth. One single movement of the spirit contains all the laws of life. In a single drop of water lies the secret of the biggest ocean. One manifestation of you contains all the manifestations of life
Our inclinations have an amazing ability to cloak themselves in ideology
Life is nothing more than a series of questions that contains the germ of the answer and a series of answers loaded with questions. Whoever sees more than this in life is crazy
You said, 'What is the sign of the way, dervish?'
Listen to what I say and when you hear it, meditate! This is the sign for you: the one which, even if you go forward, will see your suffering increased
I knew good and evil, sin and virtue, justice and infamy; I judged and was judged, I went through birth and death, happiness and grief, heaven and hell; and finally I recognized that I am in everything and that everything is in me
Hazrat Inayat Khan
The person into whose heart the words of the master have entered sees the truth like a treasure in the palm of the hand
If one hundred people sleep and dream, each one will experience something different. Perhaps one could say that all these dreams are true, but it would make no sense to say that only one person's dream is the real world and that all the others are false
A human being is part of a whole that we call 'universe', a part limited by time and space. This human being sees himself, his thoughts and feelings, as separate from the rest, in a kind of optical illusion of his consciousness. This illusion is like a prison that limits our desires and affection to a small number of people who are near to us. Our task is to free ourselves from this prison, enlarging our circles of compassion to include all human beings and all nature in its splendor
All the goodness in this world comes from wishing that others are happy; and all the suffering in this world comes from wishing that oneself is happy
The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes as his anxiety to escape his inevitable death becomes more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always beyond his grasp. His thirst to survive in the future prevents him from living the present
There is nothing more powerful in the world than an idea whose time has arrived
The spirit was never born, the spirit will never cease to be, there was never a time when it didn't exist. The end and the beginning are dreams. Without birth, without death and without changes the spirit is eternal. Death does not affect it even when it visits its home
Happiness brings people together, but grief unites them
Samsara is your mind and Nirvana is also your mind; all pleasure and pain, all deceptions, exist in no other place but your mind
Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
Consciousness of the senses springs from the mind. Flesh, bones, the olfactory organ and smells are made from the element earth. Blood, the taste organs, flavors and bodily liquids arise from the element water. Heat, colors, and the organs of sight and shape are formed by the element fire. Breath, tactile organs and physical sensations are made from the element air. The body's cavities, the hearing organ and sounds are formed from the element space
Ancient Tibetan medical text
The soul of a dead believer will remain in chains until his debts have been settled
Prophet Muhammad, according to Iman Ahmad
I was about to shout, 'Stop lying! You know as well as I do that I am dying. At least stop lying!' But I was never brave enough to do it
Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Illich
I have to leave. Say goodbye to me, brothers! I salute you all and I must go. I return the keys to my door and I renounce all rights to my house. The only thing I ask is some final affectionate words. We were neighbors for a long time, but I received more than I could give. Now mark the day, the lamp that illuminates my dark corner goes out. The call has come and I am ready for the journey
R. Tagore, Gitanjali
It is better for men to learn how to die than how to kill
A stay in hospital exposes the individual to a state of passivity and impotence that with the exception of prison has no parallel in adult life
Thought is manifested in words. Words are transformed into acts. Acts become habit. Habits become ingrained. Therefore, observe your thoughts carefully and let them arise from the love of thinking of others