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Comforting Quotes on Death

Death Quote - J. K. Rowling

In times of unimaginable loss and heartache, find peace in these timeless truths.

 

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.

– Helen Keller

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Comforting Quotes on Death

Awakened within a dream

When we experience the death of a loved one, the pain can be unbearable and we wonder if the sadness will ever leave us.  We have handpicked the quotes that we feel are the most compassionate and will give some consolation in times of need.

 

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.

– Irving Berlin [Read more…]

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What a caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

– Richard Bach

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That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss.

– Gregory of Nyssa

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How wide are the horizons of the spinning earth!
The moonlight leads the tides and the sun’s light will not be confined within the net of heaven.

But in the end all things return to the One.

The deaf and the dumb, the crippled and deformed are all restored to One’s perfection.

– Hsu Yun

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The whole created universe is made of living energy that moves and oscillates and shines. This boundless store of restless cosmic energy has terrible destructive power. It’s like an upraised thunderbolt: to petty ego’s fragile life, identified with little body, sense and mind.

But if, transcending petty ego, all the world is known as life – as only living energy – then how can death arise at all? For one who knows the world like this, as only life, there is no death. In truth, there’s only deathlessness.

– From the Upanishads

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For those struggling in midstream,
in great fear of the flood,
of growing old and of dying –
for all those I say, an island exists
where there is no place for impediments,
no place for clinging:
the island of no going beyond.

I call it nirvana,
the complete destruction
of old age and dying.

– Buddha

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In the market, in the cloister – only God I saw.
In the valley and on the mountain – only God I saw.

Him I have seen beside me oft in tribulation;
In favor and in fortune – only God I saw.

In prayer and fasting, in praise and contemplation,
In the religion of the Prophet – only God I saw.

Neither soul nor body, accident nor substance,
Qualities nor causes – only God I saw.

I opened mine eyes and by the light of his face around me
In all the eye discovered – only God I saw.

Like a candle I was melting in his fire:
Amidst the flames outflashing – only God I saw.

Myself with mine own eyes I saw most clearly,
But when I looked with God’s eyes – only God I saw.

I passed away into nothingness, I vanished,
And lo, I was the All-living – only God I saw.

– Baba Kuhi of Shiraz

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You’re not living until it doesn’t matter a tinker’s damn to you whether you live or die. At that point you live. When you’re ready to lose your life, you live it.

– Anthony de Mello

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Rehearse death.
To say this is to tell a person to rehearse his freedom. A person who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. He is above, or at any rate, beyond the reach of, all political powers.

– Seneca