Quotes on Death


Because I could not stop for Death,

He kindly stopped for me;

The carriage held but just ourselves

And Immortality.

  • Emily Dickinson [1]

The mystery of death holds both fear and fascination. On the one hand we fear death – death of the body and death of the ego; to some, death is the extinction of all that we hold dear in the world.

But, if we live not only for worldly possessions, we come to feel that maybe there is more to life than this physical being. The Seers and mystics proclaim that death is but a transition: a chance for renewal and rebirth. Death is an end for the body; but for the soul, death is merely the process of discarding its worn-out garment and moving to something higher.

Death is not the end

Death can never be the end.

Death is the road.

Life is the traveller.

The Soul is the Guide

  • Sri Chinmoy

“They will come back?come back again, as long as the red Earth rolls.

He never wasted a leaf or a tree. Do you think He would squander souls ?”

  • Rudyard Kipling


[1] Because I could not stop for death

[2] Quotes on Death

[3] The Sack of the Gods R.Kipling

Photo credit: Pranlobha, Sri Chinmoy Centre galleries

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