Originally Posted by moonrambler
I think the idea would be that if someone is highly skilled at LoA, they'd be reasonably able to choose when they pass on.
I think that only sort of makes sense. On some level, if you try to choose when to die, you're resisting death. It's possible that you reach a point where, in this life, you can't continue expansion, so then you go on. That's only negative or scary if you believe that death is a bad thing.
Originally Posted by Zenn
The Western culture looks upon death as the ultimate disaster or punishment and fighting against it an admirable and courageous act. Yet it's the most natural and inevitable passage for all living things.
Originally Posted by Reefs
They say that every death is a suicide which implies that you can choose when and how you go.
But do they say you can choose it consciously? I know they say you choose your parents, but you obviously don't choose that "consciously" because you're already conceived by the time you have any you-consciousness. I've never thought death was something we get to choose from this vantage point.