A Brush with Death

I once met death In his travel across the land; No recollection could I find Of his ancient visage in my mind; So I passed him by Without a greeting, without a smile. Then we met once more, But reckoning him still a stranger I made no friendly gesture; Being sociable as he was, He … Continue reading A Brush with Death

To a Grieving Friend

Dear chum, what can I say In this hour of your grief Except to share it, feel it As I am experiencing it raw Subsumed by the heart-wrench The wound threatens not to heal At the same time, what can I A man sans sons sans daughters Know how you a parent feels The memories, … Continue reading To a Grieving Friend

Ramana Maharshi on Death

The following views of Ramana Maharshi on death are extracted from the book Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, published by Sri Ramanasramam and available for free download here - https://www.holybooks.com/talks-sri-ramana-maharshi/ News of someone’s death was brought to Sri Bhagavan. He said, “Good. The dead are indeed happy. They have got rid of the troublesome overgrowth … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Death