this process of Death could begin for any of us, anytime. Death can happen at any moment.
I have to keep reminding myself of this reality for some reason. It is like there is this wall of denial not just in the society in general in which I live, where death is swept under the carpet as much as possible (one can no longer shop
after death - bad for business!), but also in myself.
It is an awful thought, the thought that I could be forcibly swept away from everyone and everything that I currently hold dear, such as my children, who also need me, as they are young and vulnerable. But it is possible
. And according to the Buddha, it has happened many, many times before, I just can't remember it.
Thanks for posting this reminder of why we must practice the Dhamma always, not just when we feel like it, but always
- because we never know the day, hour or moment when death will come.