As natural disasters, like earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as mental illness, related with suicide and madness, have both been unceasingly on the rise in recent years, people increasingly sense how fragile life is and more people are beginning to focus on the issues of life and death, something we all must face sooner or later. To most people, death is a very heavy subject as it brings to mind huge fear and catastrophe. There is no point in trying to escape it, either. But understanding the truth of death can help us not only eliminate the fear toward death but also possibly find the catalyst to ultimately free us from it.
~ Khenpo's blog published on 07 May 2014