“Mindfulness of death is a nectar-like medicine that restores you to health and a sentinel that watches over the discipline of your practice, never letting it stray into distractions.” -Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Sincere contemplation of your own mortality immediately pulls the pranic life-force right into the center of your being. It immediately causes the mind to become aware of what’s really important in life, versus what seems to be important, but in actuality, is profoundly insignificant.
Your being is made up of two essential parts. (1) The part of you that never dies, and (2) the part of you that does die…the infinite and the finite. When the part of you that never dies becomes more real to you than the part of you that does die, you have begun to taste the sweetness of deathlessness.