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A mundane life goes from womb to tomb. A life of awareness leads to liberation from the very process of Life and Death.

— Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

This temporary world is of death. Here, everything dies, and everything changes. Do you recognize that subtle field of energy, that subatomic level of energy which does not change? Objects disintegrate, but atoms remain the same. Atoms and molecules disintegrate, but the sub-atomic particles are the same. All these human bodies are different, but there is one field of energy, the mind, that flows through everybody. Do you realize that there is one thing that is in everybody? Do you recognize the one consciousness?

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Revolution was the vital living force indicative of eternal conflict between life and death, the old and the new, light and the darkness

— Bhagat Singh

Death would not be called bad, O people, if one knew how to truely die.

— Guru Nanak Dev Ji

I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me?

— Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.

— Mahatma Gandhi

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

— Gautama Buddha

When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die.

— Gautama Buddha

Just as a line drawn on water with a stick will quickly vanish and will not last long; even so is human life like a line drawn on water. It is short, limited, and brief; it is full of suffering, full of tribulation. This one should wisely understand, one should do good and live a pure life; for none who is born can escape death.

— Gautama Buddha

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Death belongs to life as birth does The walk is in the raising of the foot as in the laying of it down

— Rabindranath Tagore

And because I love this life I know I shall love death as well. The child cries out when From the right breast the mother Takes it away, in the very next moment To Find in the left one Its consolation.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Ignorance is death, Knowledge is life.

— Swami Vivekananda

Say to your own minds, I am He, I am He. Let it ring day and night in your minds like a song, and at the point of death declare : I am He. That is truth; the infinite strength of the world is yours.

— Swami Vivekananda

Some imaginations help to break the bondage of the rest. The whole universe is imagination, but one set of imaginations will cure another set. Those that tell us that there is sin and sorrow and death in the world are terrible. But the other set – thou art holy, there is God, there is no pain – these are good, and help to break the bondage of the others. The highest imagination that can break all the links of the chain is that of the Personal God.

— Swami Vivekananda

The weak have no place here, in this life or any other life. Weakness leads to slavery. Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental. Weakness is death.

— Swami Vivekananda

All objective pleasure in the long run must bring pain, because of the fact of change or death.

— Swami Vivekananda

We want Shraddhâ, we want faith in our own selves. Strength is life, weakness is death. ‘We are the Âtman, deathless and free; pure, pure by nature. Can we ever commit any sin? Impossible!’ – such a faith is needed. Such a faith makes men of us, makes gods of us. It is by losing this idea of Shraddha that the country has gone to ruin.

— Swami Vivekananda

Law is death. The more of the law in a country, the worse for the country.

— Swami Vivekananda

When death is so certain, it is better to die for a good cause.

— Swami Vivekananda

Life without death and happiness without misery are contradiction and neither can be found alone, because each of them is a different manifestation of the same thing.

— Swami Vivekananda

The only religion that ought to be taught is the religion of fearlessness. Either in this world or in the world of religion, it is true that fear is the sure cause of degradation and sin. It is fear that brings misery, fear that brings death, fear that breeds evil. And what causes fear? Ignorance of our own nature.

— Swami Vivekananda

Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.

— Swami Vivekananda

This is a great fact: strength is life; weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.

— Swami Vivekananda

Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.

— Swami Vivekananda

The Vedas teach that the soul is divine, only held in the bondage of matter; perfection will be reached when this bond will burst, and the word they use for it is, therefore, Mukti – freedom, freedom from the bonds of imperfection, freedom from death and misery.

— Swami Vivekananda

Work unto death! I am with you, and when I am gone, my spirit will work with you. This life comes and goes; wealth, fame, enjoyments are only of a few days. It is better, far better to die on the field of duty, preaching the truth, than to die like a worldly worm. Advance!

— Swami Vivekananda

If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.

— Swami Vivekananda

Faith, sympathy – fiery faith and fiery sympathy! Life is nothing, death is nothing, hunger nothing, cold nothing. Glory unto the Lord – march on, the Lord is our General. Do not look back to see who falls – forward – onward! Thus and thus we shall go on, brethren. One falls, and another takes up the work

— Swami Vivekananda

In this world we find that all happiness is followed by misery as its shadow. Life has its shadow, death. They must go together, because they are not contradictory, not two separate existences, but different manifestations of the same unit, life and death, sorrow and happiness, good and evil.

— Swami Vivekananda

Do not be afraid of a small beginning. great things come afterwards. Be courageous. Do not try to lead your brethren, but serve them. The brutal mania for leading has sunk many a great ships in the waters of life. Take care especially of that, i.e. be unselfish even unto death, and work.

— Swami Vivekananda

Nature, body, mind go to death, not we. We neither go nor come. The man Vivekananda is in nature, is born and dies. But the Self we see as Vivekananda is never born and never dies. It is the eternal and unchangeable Reality.

— Swami Vivekananda