Like the Banyan Tree, the roots that have been ripped out, will eventually return from the sky and back to the earth–where life that was once so mercilessly uprooted will return to take root once more.
The movie that flashed before his eyes before he died.
We exercise our free choice and descend from the spiritual plane to the material plane.
Lord Yama, the King of Hell, is a dharmapala wrathful god who is said to judge the dead.
Perhaps they feared the emptiness I always embraced.
“Do not be afraid. Everyone before you has died. You cannot stay, anymore than a baby can stay forever in the womb…”
For the Aztec, Toltec and Nahua people, it was disrespectful to mourn for those who had passed on. To them, departed souls remained members of the community and were kept alive in memory and spirit.
“You won’t find your dead in the graves or the bones or the latrine. That’s not where they’re waiting for you. They’re inside you. They survive only in you, and you survive only through them. But from now on you’ll find all your strength in them—there’s no other choice, and no one can take that strength away from you. With that strength, you can do things you might not even imagine today.”