I seriously think that death is an inconceivable phenomenon.
You can never truly understand death.You could read all the books in the world that will each tell you a different definition of death. You could watch all the movies, documentaries and quote them to others. You could discuss it in a philosophical sense with peers… But what exactly is it? No one knows.
There’s this place in varanasi called the Mukti Bhawan, visited by thousands every year. The Mukti Bhawan promises its residents that they shall die in 2 weeks, and thereafter they shall attain moksha which is the hindu concept of freedom from the cycle of life and death.
A lot of you might have already heard about it as it is a trending topic, with a film of the same name being released last year. Its quite intriguing how such a concept might work right? I mean one day in life, you wake up and decide that you want to die in 2 weeks in a place away from home, surrounded by unknown people, all awaiting death just like yourself.
I always used to think that we humans are afraid of anything that we can’t comprehend. When the universe was a mystery to us, we defined it by numbers. When life was a mystery to us, we tried making our own, when death was a mystery to us, we spent our lives trying to avoid it. However here, I was seeing people who embraced death, who looked forward to it even though they had no knowledge about what it’s shadow’s would show them.
I think, the Mukti Bhawan is a symbol for a particular stage in life… A stage where you let go of all your insecurities and simply stop fighting. You bow down to the creater and embrace whatever it is, that he has to offer you.
What is death? I don’t know But whatever it is, we’ll get through it, after all.. how bad can it be? ☺