"DEATH is like the insect
Menacing the tree,
Competent to kill it,
But decoyed may be."
The rest is in the link, if you dare.
"What does it feel like to die? Jesus taught that death is like falling asleep. It's in the Bible, John 11:11-14, NKJV. "These things He said, and after that He said to them, 'Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.' Then His disciples said, 'Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.' However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them plainly, 'Lazarus is dead.'" "
"Death is like a beating drum
Heavy on my heart
I will leave you, lover, soon
Lovely though thou art
I can hear my fading breath
Like thunder on the sea
And I don't mind the zealous hands
Only knows defeat"
"A virtuous mind at death is like water, it nourishes the virtuous potentialities that remain like dry seeds within our field-like consciousness. If two kinds of seed, barley seeds and wheat seeds, are sown in a field, but only the wheat seeds are watered, these will be certain to ripen first. In a similar way, while we still carry both virtuous and non-virtuous potentialities within our mind, a virtuous mind at the time of death will ensure that our virtuous potentialities are the ones that will ripen."
"Death is like a rude visitor. It sometimes arrives unannounced. Other times, we see it coming. It does not care about our feelings. It takes no concern for the inconvenience it brings. It wants only to be served and to be answered."
See the link.
"The next class of arguments is taken from the nature of Man. What in us survives death depends on what is in us now. Death is like menopause. If a woman has in her identity nothing but her motherhood, then her identity has trouble surviving menopause. Life after menopause is a little like life after death."
A nice essay on Life After Death.
"Death is like a bend in a continuous river of becoming. It appears that death is the end of a process of becoming, and certainly it may be so in the case of an arahant (a fully liberated being) or a Buddha; but with an ordinary person this flow of becoming continues even after death. Death puts an end to the activities of one life, and the very next moment starts the play of a new life."
"Death is like a wave
Rogue and bittersweet
Rolling over you and me"
"Life is like a floating cloud
Death is like a floating cloud
The link is a discussion of this type of stuff.
"To others, Death is like a rabid junkyard dog who is only being held to his cage by the most tenuous of chains. The fear that Death might break lose from his chains, keeps them in place, unable to move, unable to live."
"With an overall length of 1,092 ft (333 m) and full-load displacement of over 100,000 long tons,
they have been the largest warships built and in service,"
Massive, portable project-able military power it is. If it was solar powered, it might be a close parallel to the death star. Of course, the US Navy is not the evil empire.
"Having a near death experience is like reprogramming a computer; a total rewiring of the essence of who you are. Being rebooted with this new programing ..."
"Having had a near-death experience is like having visited the sun. It is overwhelming, traumatic, and sometimes destructive. "
"A near-death experience is like having a layover in the Paris airport and thinking you've seen France. You've had a near-France experience..."
"But a Trump-Hillary death match will be a national nightmare, a race to the bottom for both parties, as Democratic and Republican operatives compete to dig up the most lurid and salacious dirt on both flawed candidates. We'll be sadistically trapped in an endless film noir, with Trump as Citizen Kane, Don Corleone and Scarface and Hillary as Norma Desmond, Mommie Dearest and the Wicked Witch of the West." However, there is one way out to ensure a rational, future-oriented, issues-centered presidential campaign: Democrats, vote for Bernie Sanders!"
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