The Angel Of Death
The Angel Of Death
The life and its course of journey is very enigmatic to understand and predict, as every stage has got its own perplexed variations and unfathomable dimensions. The voyage from a simple single cell formation phase to complex multicellular structural disintegration, unfolds the mysteries and manifolds, the prospective aspects of eternal transition. Human beings are unique with abstract behaviour and are bestowed with exceptional quality of conceiving the future generation, and able to comprehend and imagine the impending loss of their loved ones, and to be able to experience the slow decline of their cells through, ageing, disease and the prospective face of ultimate decomposition of the body in the worm ridden cold earth.
As life is a brief intermission between birth and death, the real measure of a life, for all of us is not about its length of duration, but its quality of donation of good deeds for the betterment and upgradation of the environment and the society, where we are surviving. From time immemorial, death is always an trenchant mystery, which was, and is horrific and bewildered. It always makes to us think, about the purpose of our existence, and the ineluctable course of after journey, leaving a wholly of unanswered questions lingering in our mind .The topic of human Evanescence and its death has been always probed from antiquity , as death remains as an ever haunting conundrum. We often bury our mortality in the tombs of silence, as death is no more than a turning of us from time to Eternity.
Our lives are interwoven with various interactions and relations which plays a major role in defining the perspectives of our existence. The origin of life in itself is a very good example of association and dissociation, where the male gamete sperm, sheds off its tail after entering into the ovum giving an indication of separation and disintegration to evolve into another form ,the embryo. This journey elucidates the anticipation of an impending detachment. In our life term, we are born with many bonds and relationships, which are very near and dear to us. The early exposure of emotional, physical and psychological bondage makes us grow more fonder and attached to the loved ones, thereby inculcating a sense of attachment with them. Apart from the biological bonds, we also cultivate, professional and friendly connections, which becomes an integral part of a journey, giving a definite meaning and purpose to evaluate and sum up our life. In the due course, the strengthening of the relations, brings us more closer with each other, there by starting and developing a beautiful bond of acceptance, attachment and adoration.
We feel incomplete and non existent without our loved ones around us, making us more insecure and restless. The more closer the attachments are, the more deeper will be our feelings towards them. Every moment, we try to build memories with them, so that they remain as souvenirs with us throughout the lifetime.
But sometimes, fate has something else in store for us, by snatching away our dear ones into obliteration, from where return journey is impossible, leaving a never ending void in our lives. Days will pass turning into years, but we will always remember them with silent tears, and embedded memories. As the life of the Dead person is always placed in the memory of the living, making us more vulnerable and heartbroken. The death is the last and the longest voyage, where irrespective of the worlds perception of us, whether we are a celebrity, billionaire or a icon figure or a common man, we are just an another name on the list of the angel of death. How ever rich a person can be, he cannot buy back his life or lead an immortal life indicating that , the death is an inevitable truth, from whose claws no one can escape. The story of Alexander the great, is an excellent example of the inevitable truth...Death.
A warrior who has conquered the world was defeated by a small mosquito, eventually succumbing to the death in the form of malaria, is an classic example of showing us that, a man’s riches and power cannot save him from the stroke of death. There is a story about the death of The Alexander the great, which explains his helplessness, on the death bed, with no medication working on him, and no cure in sight, as death was fast approaching, he summoned all his ministers and ordered them to execute three wishes of him. The first wish of him was to assemble all the famous doctors of the world to be present near his death bed, symbolizing to the world, that even after hiring renowned doctors of the world can save a man from the clutches of the death. The second wish of him was to expose his hands freely from the coffin, indicating that, we have come empty handed in this world, will also leave empty handed only.
All the materialistic things procured in this temporary world will not be carried by us. The last wish of his was to distribute all his wealth among his people, as all his wealth could not buy or synthesize the needed medication for his ailment. A world famous warrior who has conquered the world, couldn’t conquer the death, as every soul tastes death.
A Physical loss of any person from our lives leaves us at the crossroads of various emotional turmoil’s of grief, mourning, bereavement etc., which haunts us through memories and thereby, causing many perplexed reactions. The Mind interpret the loss quickly, but the heart will not be ready to accept the inevitable loss creating a never ending battle, resulting in pain and trauma.
A famous philosopher gave a very beautiful explanation of life and death, life is a beautiful lie and death as an ugly truth, and every soul in this universe will taste death that eventually. Nothing is more creative than death, as it is the whole secret of life, it means that the past must be abandoned, and that the unknown cannot be avoided, that we cannot continue eternally, and that nothing of unknown can be fixed. When a man knows this, he lives for the first time in his life. By holding our breath we lose it and by letting it go we find it. In the end the only three things matter how much we loved, how gently will lived, and how gracefully we let go of things that were not meant for us.
As death is inevitable ,the hardest part in anyone’s life, is when the loss of a close friend or a family member passes away, showering on us a range of emotions, making us vulnerable and heartbroken, we desperately try to avoid the pain anxiety and helplessness. but where are the next day, we feel like life has returned to normal for some time ,until we realise that our life has changed irrevocably.
The intense heart breaking which indicates that a deep connection has been severed and that void leaves us in an never ending grief. Grieving is like living two lives, one is where we pretend that everything is alright, and the other one is where our heart silently screams in pain. Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” But at the same time, grief passes through its own course of different stages like denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The denial of the present traumatic feeling, anger at our helplessness, bargaining of pseudo thoughts of reappearance , depression at the inevitable loss and finally acceptance of the painful truth. The death of a loved ones will leave a shattering experience on our mind-sets, with a far reaching implications which will leave a deep rooted scars on our heart. As the saying goes that “ Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal “as the bitterest tears shed over graves are of words unsaid and deeds left undone.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life, and the man who Lives his life fully is prepared to die at any time. The famous quote by Leonardo da Vinci about death that “ As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death”. As God pours life into death and death into life. As they say that life is pleasant and death is peaceful. Its the transition in between that’s the trouble, paving a way for many attachments and detachments. In the presence of death, we must look to the future and give thanks for our existence and all the blessings associated with it. This life is a priceless gift, which should be utilized for building up a better and meaningful living.
As our lives are like time travel, moving only in one direction, we can accompany one another as long as we can, as long as our time grants us the duration, moving towards the unknown. “Everything that has beginning, has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well” as said by Gowtam Buddha has an in-depth meaning of life and death, as death is certain and life is uncertain, and the transitional phase is not a matter of milestones but of moments, which has given it a dimension.
In the end our final journey, only three things matter, how much we loved, how gently we lived and finally how gracefully, we let go of things that were not meant for us. Death may be final but the love we share while living is eternal ,as Life is for the living, death is for the dead, let life be like the music, and the death a note unsaid, as the death is the last, longest and the best voyage.