Excerpt About Death
Death and Absence ComparedIt does sound like that. Because many of us believe that death is the end of experience, the Absolute can seem like death. But absence is actually beyond death. Death is still the knowledge of death, the experience of death. Death is a space we can experience, whereas absence is so transparent, so absolutely not there, that it doesn't make sense to talk about it as death. Death is a gross experience, a coarse approximation when compared to the Absolute. It is hard to sense what I mean when I say absolute absence, crystal clear absence. It is what is called the void, absolute ultimate reality, divine essence, the mysterious self of God.