Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Last Moment

Wow, what an experience…

Have you ever realized/dreamt/thought what would be our last moment like. The more I am experiencing the unknown, the more awestruck I am becoming…

There is one moment in everybody’s life when one becomes realized, at least for that very moment. But unfortunately for most of us, that’s our very last moment on this earth, its smaller then even smallest fraction of a second. Yet in that fractional moment, we see our entire life flashing through our eyes. The phenomenon of time doesn’t apply there.

I used to often question, why death is so painful for the majority of humans, I found all kinds of reasons this pain like the fear of unknown, attachment with this body, pain of leaving the loved ones behind, unfulfilled tasks etc. but the one most powerful reason, I realized just recently.

In that fractional moment, our consciousness is automatically raised to such an extent that we go beyond the boundaries of time. In that last moment, each one of us realize the true purpose of our life, the reason for which we were born, and in that last moment, we also see our entire life flashed through our vision. In that last moment, we realize that we lost it; we realize that we wasted this golden opportunity of merging with the divine. It feels as you wake up from the dream of life and realize that you just forgot the purpose, for which you came. The loss is really intense, and that is why such an enormous pain. The pain is not so much of the unknown, but the pain is so much of the known, of the known fact, the known realization that you lost it, you were just sleeping, all the time engaged in the mundane activities of the dream.

Unfortunately, you wake up from the dream at the last moment and then you are entering into the state of death. At that last moment you realize that you didn’t live, the moment you get up from the dream, you straightaway enter into death. You didn’t live, not even for a single day. And now there is no time to live, the game is over. No pain can be greater then the pain of this realization, no loss can be bigger then this loss of unlived life.

That is why, all dharma’s keep on telling us to wake up, wake up from this dream, this illusion of Maya, live aware fully and prepare for an awakened death. A death which then no longer be the last moment, it will become an eternal moment, by then the drop would have become the ocean and the seed would have become the tree…

Wake up, O my beloved travellers, wake up, you can save yourself from that enormous pain of “The Last Moment”… wake up and convert that “Last moment into an eternal moment”… You don’t have to wait till the last moment, its right here, waiting for you.

Bless this existence by your awakening…

(love to the god sitting inside you)


Honey Lamba said...

Hi, While i agree with the central theme and idea of the experience you are describing, i think the "life flashing in front of eyes" is a cliche' often used but never experienced. Our experiences or reactions to such events are often pre guided by what we have been fed by the media, be it books, movies etc. Its like seeing a flying object today which is saucer shaped, and the mind immediately deciphers the image code to put a "UFO" tag to it. As silly as it sounds, there's plenty of evidence that the brain plays illusionary games with us and the content and boundaries of that illusion are defined by our viewings, readings, thoughts etc.

That said the idea of being scared of Death is a notion worthy of discussion. I would agree a 100% with your view that life is precious in that we only have measurable units of time on this earth, and the idea of Death can not or should not cast a shadow over what all we can accomplish or achieve within the span of those millions of moments that we have at our liberty. Some of which we waste, in my opinion, thinking of, or in most cases, preparing for the moment of Death and the human mind's version of what afterlife holds for them.

Carpe' Diem

Vaibhav Gumashta said...

I guess it all boils down to whether you've enjoyed what you've done in life. The things you enjoy keep on changing, and it becomes difficult to have the courage to pursue them at times, but that pursuit, the honesty of it is all that really makes life meaningful. For example, in my current state I really would never enjoy devoting my life to that last moment, to that mysterious unknown being I've never seen, felt or experienced! That might change with time, and I should be able to enjoy that change!

monika said...

Hey Vaibhav,

thanks for stopping by to read and post your comment.

well, when the thirst to know the Truth becomes unbearable, then you can see the difference between the sleeping, dreaming and waking up... its like you wake up from one dream into another... but there is another level of waking up which makes you realize that the Dream continued for too long... :-)

cheers mate, and keep enjoying your NOW