95 On the Yoga of Death I


You are on the shore, waiting to enter the stream.
The stream is life, and the stream is death.
You can’t be in it until you embrace both.

People re-incarnate, again and again, not because they are coming back to more and more “lives”, not because they are too attached to “life”.
Rather, they keep coming back because they have never once lived.

To live, you must be as open to death as you are to life.
Only one who has died before he died can live.

The Yoga of death is the last stage of the Mahamudra work, to let you die before you die.
When you unite life and death, when they are one and the same, you achieve the Mahamudra.