I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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By Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer

In an interview some years ago Dr. Deepak Chopra talked about his father’s death. The elder Chopra, also a doctor, was 82 when he died. He was active till the night of his death. In fact, he had seen patients earlier that day.

Here’s part of the interview, with Deepak speaking:

“In my father’s entire lifetime I never once saw him sick or emotionally upset. He was the most patient and kind person….

“(The night of his death) he woke up my mother and said, ‘Wake up. Wake up. I’m leaving now.’ He said that twice, closed his eyes, and was gone.

“There was no discomfort, no shortness of breath; he died as elegantly as he had lived. And he went with joy.

“We celebrated his death because we knew he went exactly the way he wanted to go….He lived like a saint and he died like one. In India we call death ‘The Big Meditation.'”

Here are some thoughts from Spirit.


Your soul knows the means of your death are just as significant as the means of your birth. Or, put another way, the mother who gave birth to you is no more precious than the person who brings death to you. Both are precious. And both are friends, lovers, angels. Both are eternal companions you have known forever.

Of course, ultimately, you are the only one who brings death to yourself. No one else has that power over you.

But you may well choose to die at the hand of another, or from some dis-ease. Or you can die peacefully in your bed, in a state of perfect health. You all have the ability to do that.

When you have truly integrated these ideas into your thinking, your life, and your being, you will be totally free. You can do it in this lifetime. You can die when and how you choose.

Copyright © 2014 by John Cali


Here are Abraham and Esther Hicks talking about what the death experience feels like.

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