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Thread #59418 Message #3751935
Posted By: Little Hawk
18-Nov-15 - 06:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Dylan Thomas's poem is a good one, a classic, but it doesn't in any way match my own thoughts on the matter. I think it is perfectly natural to go gently into "that good night" (death), and with much calm acceptance and rejoicing, because death is not the dying of the light, it is the opening into a far greater light, it is liberation from all the limitations of the physical body and the physical world, it is rebirth, it is a wondrous new beginning for the soul! In fact, there could be no more perfect exit from this earthly stage...short of turning into pure light, which is said to have happened in a very few cases of highly enlightened beings.
I consider it absolutely foolish and vain to rage against death or to regard it as an "enemy" to be fought against. Rather, embrace it with peace, with honor for its gifts, and with fearlessness when the time comes, if at all possible. It amounts to nothing more than another dramatic "exit stage left" when the Earthly play is done! And after that? Start planning for the next delicious role in the next marvelous Earthly play......or sojourn for awhile in the astral regions, if that be your preference.