|NEW PVAF FEATURE POSTING: MONDAY MUSE.....THE UNCERTAINTY OF DEATH|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on May 1, 2009
What is death? A flower, a skull and an hour-glass stand in for
Death is the permanent termination of the
biological functions that define a
organism. It refers to both a particular event and to the condition
that results thereby. The true nature of the latter has for millennia
been a central concern of the world's
religious traditions and of
philosophical enquiry. Religions, almost without exception, maintain
faith in either some kind of
reincarnation. The effect of physical death on any possible
remains an open question. Contemporary
organismic death as final by definition....click
here to continue to read a brief take on DEATH...
to connect people to their
passion & potential.
.......THE UNCERTAINTY OF DEATH......
Some stories that we read in our childhood seem meaningful much later in
life. One such story told the predicament of a young man seized by an
existential dilemma. He felt life was futile since death was not in his
control. He believed that anything initiated by him could be in vain if
death were to make its uninvited appearance. He wondered in the wisdom
of living under the sword of uncertainty of death.
Eventually, the young man decided to commit suicide. As he walked to the
cliff (he intended to jump off) his mind’s eye began looking back at his
life. He revisited his various experiences from childhood to the
present. He still had not reached the cliff, so his mind moved to the
future. He began visualising the reactions of people to his death. His
imagination projected a common response, “Look, he has killed himself!”
The young man realised that his demise would be of his own choice, by
his own method and at his own selected time and place. He immediately
realised that he had a possible control over his death. The thought
exposed him to a wider consciousness that the glorious uncertainties of
life were more empowering than the destabilising uncertainty of death.
He turned back from his tracks and moved on to take head-on the
challenges of life… and death!
|So often, we give up on doing things we like to do just because we
are convinced of the certainty of failure. Surely this is similar to
giving up on life, just because death is a certainty. It is necessary
for us to understand that we can be the ones who fail ourselves. It is
this succumbing to failure that must make way for steady resolve. Let’s
not worry too much about failure or death and the uncertainties that
surround them. We must connect to our passion and purpose in life.
It is on this very day that Bhagat Singh died at the age of 23.
Alexander died at the age of 32 years. Mozart died at the age of 35.
Swami Vivekananda died at the age of 39. Let’s learn from the many
examples of people who were able to live worthwhile lives, despite dying
young. Bhagat Singh wrote, “Jeena hai tho marna seekho yaaro”. (to live
we need to learn to die)
Do not surrender to death before its coming…
Let’s BE BETTER at empowering our living!
- Pravin K. Sabnis
23 March 2009, Goa, India.
MONDAY MUSE is
another new PVAF knowledge-sharing feature...prayfully to be posted for your
Monday morning reading on Sunday midnight Canadian Mountain Standard Time .......Please click on the next line to learn about
this MONDAY MUSE and
also about its contributor lifecoach/writer Pravin K. Sabnis.....
|ABOUT PRAVIN K. SABNIS......
Pravin K. Sabnis is a life coach with a passion to connect people to
their passion & potential....
Pravin employs creative competencies in theatre & trekking in
his UNLEARNING UNLIMITED workshops conducted for
leading corporate & other groups. The
MONDAY MUSE series (based on
JCI-India’s annual theme) was started on the first Monday of the year
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