Look into His eyes when He is staring at somebody else
Death is a very prevalent phenomenon. But, it remains a mysterious phenomenon as we have not paid sufficient attention to it. The way to overcome the fear of death is to look into the phenomenon of death before it stares at you. This article deals with the mystery of death and the need to inquire into it at the earliest opportunity.
The greatest paradox
Death is most mysterious and most available. That which is continuously experienced can never be mysterious; and that which is mysterious can never be experienced continuously. There is only one who is continuously available, perceived, but continues to remains as mystery, that is Death. Here is a greatest paradox– death is constantly available, perceived but most mysterious.
What makes you a Buddha?
Human beings have gone up all the way to Mars and explore it, trying to analyze stars, galaxies, planets, but they still do not have knowledge about Death. Who is this guy who is constantly playing amidst us and never lets the focus light, limelight fall on Him? He is the greatest magician. Constantly playing amongst us, picking the people among us, and swallowing them, playing, running riot not only over our lives, even on our intellect; but still none of us are able to even look into Him.
We have penetrated planets, stars, galaxies, we have done so much, but still death remains a mystery. He is not even letting any of us to look into His eyes. Those very few who dare to look into his eyes, who have decided not to get distracted and diverted by his magic and drama, those very few became Buddha and Shiva. All Buddha did is one thing, when he saw the death of somebody, He decided to look into the eyes of the Death—“Who are you? Till I know, I am not going to move out of it, this is my first priority.”
Buddha had three questions – why old age, why sickness, why death? He found the solution, but still all the three remains in the world. Even now, there is old age, sickness, and death. Then how do you say, he has discovered the solution? Maybe he found the solution for himself. It means: every one of you have to look into the eyes of the Death. Look into His eyes when He is staring at somebody else. Don’t wait to look into His eyes till He stares at you directly. Yama Dharma (Lord of Death) was staring at the old man, so Buddha could easily stare into His eyes.
Make the first move on death
So jump and dive into the death to discover the secrets of Death, when he is staring at somebody else. Don’t wait until he comes to stare at you, then you may not be able to stare back at him. Fools are those waiting for Him to come and stare at you directly, then planning to stare back at him. No.
Stare into His eyes—demystify him, try to decode him, understand him when he staring at somebody else. If you start staring into Him first, then if he turns his eye towards you, that eye will be most compassionate. If you are waiting for him to stare at you, and then start staring, it will be terrorizing.
Who makes the first move? Are you going to stare at him first, or are you going to wait till he comes to stare at you?
The beauty with Death is YOU have to look his eyes, nobody else can do it for you. That is the good news. The great news is, by doing this, you are set utterly free. When you don’t have any bondage, commitment, assistance, support, you are free, you are completely free.