Sep 12, 2022
“Mindfulness of death, when developed and pursued, is of great fruit and great benefit. It gains a footing in the Deathless, has the Deathless as its final end. Therefore, you should develop mindfulness of death.” - AN 6.19
What does it mean to really be mindful of death? Is it knowing that you will die someday, but probably not today? No! That is NOT good enough.
What about thinking I might die today? Better, but still not skillful. There is a deep level of honesty and commitment to truly practicing mindfulness of death. And these teachings are meant for all of us.
After all, which one of us is not going to die?