If I order a red car and the dealer delivers a red car, am I surprised that it’s red? Similarly, knowing Life is a stage for things to go wrong on, am I upset when it happens?
In light of the first of the Four Noble Truths (Life is suffering), shouldn’t birth be swaddled in sorrow and death elicit a sober joy?
Death is the opposite of birth, not Life. Life has no opposite.
The word consciousness cannot be pluralized. That is because there is only one consciousness, one life, albeit manifested in many forms. The recognition of this is love.
There is a statistical likelihood that my heart will beat 2.5 billion times before it stops. Now obviously I am not beating my own heart. Nor am I performing any other of the body’s myriad functions. So who is the actor?
The code: Do not pursue pleasure. Do not avoid pain. Welcome what comes.