A sick man one day visited his doctor and as he was preparing to leave the examination room said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side. I have this fear of dying and for that am not being able to sleep normally too.” Very quietly and in a gentle voice, the doctor said, “I don’t know”. The sick man was very sad that he could not get an assuring reply from the doctor and got up to go.
The doctor very kindly got up and held the handle of the door for the patient to leave; on the other side of the alleyway came a sound of scratching and whining and as he opened the door fully, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness and joy and started licking the doctor all over.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said, ‘Did you notice my dog? He has never been in this consulting room before. He didn’t know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear but with joy and happiness at seeing me. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing and that is: ‘I KNOW MY MASTER IS THERE AND THAT IS ENOUGH’.
From this simple yet profound words of the Doctor, the sick man understood what death meant. He thanked the Doctor profusely for opening his eyes and he was overjoyed. He went home a happy man and he was not scared of embracing death when it would come with open arms. Death was a Celebration. Face challenges with a Joyful Heart.
Live Simply, Love Unconditionally and Enjoy Life.