There is no death, if by that term we mean a perfect and complete, an utter and absolute, cessation of all that is. Death is change, even as birth through reincarnation which is death to the soul, is change; there is no difference between death, so-called, and life, so-called, for they are one. The change is into another phase of life. Death is a phase of life even as life is a phase of death. It is not something to be feared. . . .
Death is as natural, death is as simple, death itself is as painless, death itself is as beautiful, as the growth of a lovely flower. It is the portal through which the pilgrim enters the stage higher.
— G. de Purucker, Golden Precepts of Esotericism
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