My Take on Death's Definition (Also, Philosocom's Directory on Death)
Updated: 4 days ago
(Articles on death: https://www.philosocom.com/post/furthermore-on-death-and-reincarnation
Death happens when the connection to the Mental/Abstract Dimension disconnects for eternity, and the body remains detached and unanimated. It thus becomes pure with the reality that is external to the mind, like the chair and the table are. The reality that is independent of human perception. A reality that is passive and unanimated.
The "Mental Dimension" I am referring to is one that most people deem as reality itself. The constant chatter in your head. The chatter that is also shared with others. Life... is not the same as existence. Life is sunk deep, deep into pointless chatter. Only some portions of it are useful for us. We are easily distracted because these mental constructs keep fogging our mind. So much so, that we begin to deem it as part of external reality.
Reality, outside of our social bubbles, is silent. Unless there are some interactions involved, like machinery, like the thunder in the sky... It is silent as the dead in their graves.
Our connection to the Mental Dimension is limited. The more time you dedicate to good health, pleasant thoughts, and fitness, the longer the time the connection to that dimension is present. The more you are in deep suffering and damage your health in the name of feeling good, the weaker the connection between the two dimensions within you becomes.
This connection is a very fragile one. Every moment in the Real Dimension contains the opportunity to either strengthen the connection or weaken it. It depends both on the individual and their interactions with the environment. The more you expose yourself to hazardous stimulations in the External World, the more harm there will be to this connection. However, the more you avoid potentially harmful stimulation, regardless of the level of harmfulness, the longer the connection will last.
The longer the connection between the True and the Illusionary Dimensions, the more time you will have to actualize the merits contained within you. Since both survival and self-actualization are basic needs, it is naturally in the interest of a wise individual to avoid as much external and internal impurity as they can, and increase, to the best of their ability, healthy and peaceful stimulation from both the external and internal world.
A fighter dies quicker than a peace seeker, and thus it is in the best interest to combine the safety that lies within an ascetic life with the productivity and purposefulness that lies within the individualistic mindset.
Exposing yourself to danger just for the sake of feeling good can be a waste of great potential. Creating good feelings through a peaceful mindset would not only strengthen the connection between the two dimensions, but would also significantly minimize an unfortunate loss of potential.
We are all carriers of potential, and it is an exalted purpose to create and dedicate our lives to the optimal extraction and actualization of the potential that each and every one of us carries. Within every individual lies great potential. Use the limited connection you have for the optimal execution of your merits, and your consciousness will be frozen in time in the embodiment of your creations and marks you may leave after the loss of the connection.
So, for the depressed and for the suicidal, death will eventually come regardless of your endeavors. There is no point in bringing it prematurely when there is great potential, within anyone of us, to be had, to be enjoyed, to be actualized, and to be overcome.