Can we know death without dying? Osho’s answer is, yes. For this to happen, he recommends meditation. Only in a meditative state can one experience what death is. In Osho’s words:
“Meditation and death are very similar experiences. In death your ego disappears; only your pure being remains. The same happens in meditation too: the disappearance of the just ego and the presence only of pure is-ness, your being. The similarity is so deep that just as people are afraid of death, they are also afraid of meditation. On the other hand, if you are not afraid of meditation, you will not be afraid of death either.
Meditation prepares you for death…it helps you to know death without dying. And once you have known death without dying, the fear of death will disappear forever. Even when death comes, you will be silently watching it, knowing absolutely that it cannot even make a small scratch on your being. It is going to take away your body, your mind, but not you. You belong to the immortal life”.
Swami Satya Vedant
(Dr. Vasant Joshi)