Jesus says, "Carry your cross every day." He says to remember death... and still let every moment be a celebration of life. Death is coming: that is all the more deep a reason to celebrate. Because who knows? -- this may be the last moment.
This moment of life
is not to be destroyed by the fear of death, but AGAINST death, in contrast to
death, this moment has to be celebrated. It has to be celebrated even more
deeply, because who knows? -- the next moment we may not be here. While the
bridegroom is here, celebrate it. The parable of the bridegroom can have a very
inner meaning. Within you, your body is the body of death and your
consciousness is life, the source of life.
If you understand,
you know that everybody is on the cross. But that should not become a
pessimism. On the contrary, that should be all the more reason to celebrate.
The bridegroom is within you and the body is the chamber of the bridegroom.
Celebrate every moment because this may be the last moment. But while celebrating, don't forget that death is coming. Remember it.
Remembering should not become an obsession; remembrance should .....
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