There are no guarantees in life except for death, as the old saying goes. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. Isn’t it ironic?
Depending on your religion, shouldn’t death be a celebration? Why shed tears knowing very well that your loves one is now in a better place?
This was home to someone, now it is simply a house.
Thought you might like this fantastic quote from Baha’i teachings: (www.bahai.com)
friend asked: “How should one look forward to death?”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá answered: “How does one look forward to the goal of any journey? With hope and with expectation. It is even so with the end of this earthly journey. In the next world, man will find himself freed from many of the disabilities under which he now suffers. Those who have passed on through death, have a sphere of their own. It is not removed from ours; their work, the work of the Kingdom, is ours; but it is sanctified from what we call ‘time and place.’ Time with us is measured by the sun. When there is no more sunrise, and no more sunset, that kind of time does not exist for man. Those who have ascended have different attributes from those who are still on earth, yet there is no real separation.
“In prayer there is a mingling of station, a mingling of condition. Pray for them as they pray for you! When you do not know it, and are in a receptive attitude, they are able to make suggestions to you, if you are in difficulty. This sometimes happens in sleep. but there is no phenomenal intercourse! That which seems like phenomenal intercourse has another explanation.” The questioner exclaimed; “But I have heard a voice!” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said: “Yes, that is possible; we hear voices clearly in dreams. It is not with the physical ear that you heard; the spirit of those that have passed on are freed from sense-life, and do not use physical means. It is not possible to put these great matters into human words; the language of man is the language of children, and man’s explanation often leads astray.”
Woah … that was a bit dark and depressing, although very true in its message. The only thing close to Architecture in this blog is the house.
Or did someone close died? If that’s the case, I express my sincere condolences to family and friends of the dearly departed.
We were not meant to die.
This is a temporary human condition, that’s why nobody want’s to die.
We were designed to live, not to die.