|This has to be
understood well. Most of us become unconscious before the death comes.
The death comes in sleep or in coma. You are never able to face the
death as it is.
Meditation is onetechnique whichdevelops the awareness and
the courage to face the death without becoming unconscious.
There are techniques in Tibet whereby a beating drum keeps
a person awake as far as possible to help them dye with awareness.
Every one knows that Socrates was poisoned.
What was interesting about his death was the fact he was up
and walking after he drunk his poison.
His disciples were worried.