Thursday, February 14, 2013

Death -- Tuhfa tul Momin -- Gift for the Believer

1. The greatest dignity to be found in death is the dignity of the life that preceded it.\

2. Good health doesn't guarantee anything, the wisest thing to do is to live everyday as though it will be our last.

3. There is always a dignity that proceeds from the life well-lived by preparing for the next world, and from the acceptance of one's own death.

4. Death makes more precious each hour of those we have been given, it demands that life must be useful and rewarding.

5. It is not in the last weeks or days that we compose the message that will be remembered, but in all the decades that preceded them.

6. The uniqueness of each of us extends even to the way we die -- unique circumstances of death will be granted to someone with a unique personality.

7. The race of men is like the race of leaves. As one generation flourishes, another decays.

8. Death is easiest for those who during their lives have given it most thought -- as though always to be prepared for its imminence.

9. It is possible to die resigned and reconciled, patiently and tranquilly, having experienced life more fully because of the constant awareness that life may soon come to an end.

10. The utility of living consists not in the length of days, but in the use of time, a man may have lived long, and yet lived but little.

11. Death has ten thousand several doors for men to take their exit, every life is different from any that has gone before it and so is every death.

12. When death comes to man who has completed his mission -- he has nothing to fear nothing to dread.10. The utility of living consists not in the leng days, but in the use

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