As we have said before, you have come from someplace and you will return to that place. You have come bearing gifts for the world. Your greater purpose is embodied in this idea. Because of your origin and your destiny, you have something greater to give to the world, something that the world cannot give to you. Your gift is hidden within you like a secret cargo, but you cannot gain access to it until you have advanced. Then it will begin to emerge, slowly and incrementally, all on its own… Read more about what human purpose actually is.

“It is when you stop meeting challenges that your life begins to wane and that the process of death begins for you. Whenever you stop meeting challenges, you begin to die. As long as you meet challenges, you will exert life, you will stimulate life and you will have life.” — Relationships and Higher Purpose

“The source of all fear is the belief that you are temporary, that death awaits you and that everything you value and everything that is meaningful to you can be taken away at any moment.” — Wisdom in the Greater Community

“Death is a great opportunity because death is one way in which the formless dimension comes into this life. It’s precisely at the moment of the fading of the form, that the formless comes into this life. But if that is not accepted, and the fading of form is denied, then it’s a missed opportunity.” — Eckhart Tolle

“When you leave this life, when your body passes away, it is not like you disappear and go somewhere else. You just awaken to what has always been there. There are those who sent you into the world, waiting to greet you. And there is the Presence, the magnificent Presence. You did not journey from one place to another to experience this. It was always there.” — The Presence

“People are impatient, they want a judgment day, they want everything to be finished, they don’t want to have to live with great questions, great unresolved questions. They want God to punish others that they themselves cannot or will not punish. They think they know what justice is. And that is why the old God is filled with revenge and anger and repudiation, that people are forced to believe with the threat of death and Hell.” — The New God


“The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.” — Osho

“Increasingly, you will have a sense that there is a presence, an intelligence, on the other side. In fact, you will have the experience that there is a great group assisting you and cheering for you. This will ease and eventually eliminate your fear of death because you will see that your Spiritual Family is waiting there.” — Greater Community Spirituality

“When you leave the world, you go home to your Spiritual Family. You go home to inherent reality, with either your mission completed or your mission left undone.” — Living the Way of Knowledge

“When this life is over and you return to your Spiritual Family, they will only have one question for you, and that is whether you made your sacred rendezvous in life and gave your gifts to the world. And in that moment you will know with absolute clarity whether you did or did not. There is no punishment here, but the weight of failure is great. It means you will have to try again, and go through the whole process all over again. That should be incentive enough to encourage most people to proceed.” — The Initiation

“To eternity, death has no impact; death is more like changing the scene in a play, changing your clothes at the end of the day.” — Adyashanti

“You have come from death to here. Death is both the beginning and an ending, but it is only a stage of your great existence and your great service to life.” — What Happens After Death?

“All of your worldly possessions, your physical body, the significance of your name and the glory of whatever fame you establish for yourself are all given up when you leave here.” — Relationships and Higher Purpose

“What you are is never born, never lives, and never dies. Birth, life, and death happen within what you are.” — Adyashanti


“People who are not satisfied with the normal range of things ask very great questions that other people may find foolish or unnecessary, such as “What is the meaning of my life? Is there life beyond death of the body? What is the purpose of my life, if it has a purpose at all?”These things can only be known in hindsight. At the end of your life, you’ll look back and see what has transpired.Then you will have a much more substantial view of your life’s purpose than someone who is looking into the future and trying to speculate.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community

“God is not a judge. There is no Judgment Day where everyone comes forward and gets evaluated based upon their good deeds and their bad deeds, and the good ones are sent to Heaven and the bad ones are sent to Hell. God would never send anyone to Hell. Why would God attack a part of God’s Creation? Why would God condemn those who could only make a mistake without the power and the presence of Knowledge to guide them? This is a projection of human values and human concepts. And yet many people in this world and in other worlds believe fervently that this is the case.” — What is Creation?

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“In the Greater Community, there is no Judgment Day. That is a projection of human grievance. People want God to judge others who they themselves cannot stand, who they reject or who they hate. They want God to exact punishment that they are either unwilling or unable to exact themselves. They want justice, and so they think they know what justice is and that God will exact this justice for them.” — Life in the Universe

“Spirit will take you beyond your fears and your preferences because all preferences are based on fear—the fear of not having, the fear of being wrong, the fear of losing, the fear of death.” — The Great Love

“Thus it is when you are complete in this life, you will leave, but you will not leave alone, for in your heart you will embrace the memory, the presence and the reality of all those whom you have touched and who have touched you, and there will not be any spot or residue, not even any hint of unforgiveness that will remain behind you to spoil your gift and your giving.” — Steps to Knowledge


“The pursuit of that which endures is very different from the pursuit of that which merely stimulates or excites. As you seek for that which endures, you realize that you endure with it, and the fear of death begins to leave you. You begin to value different things.” — Greater Community Spirituality

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” — Ernest Hemingway

“The fear of death is a very pervasive fear… It is the great price of consciousness. And with the fear of death is the loss of peace and equanimity…This is the great price of being conscious of one’s future… This is the burden of the awareness of life and death. It is the price one pays for having a greater consciousness in a world of change. It is the difficulty an eternal being must face in living in a temporary reality.” — Fear of Death and the Return to Life

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” — Lao Tzu

“What is the Soul? The Soul is the part of you that God created, that is permanent and that existed before this life and will continue beyond this life. The question arises, then, what is Knowledge that you speak of? Knowledge is the part of your Soul that has not separated from God, and thus is able to respond to the will of God.” — What is the Soul?

“This life is a transition to another life. To come into this world, you are born into a life from a life. You go through this life and enter into another life. People think of lifetimes only in terms of visitation rights to this planet, but you go from life to life, context to context. Why is the future relevant here? Why are these spiritual things so important? This life is preparation, like childhood is preparation for adulthood. Adulthood is preparation for your Spiritual Family, who will be waiting for you when you arrive and pass through the thin membrane that separates these two realms of existence.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community

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The Great Faith must be based upon what is unseen, not upon what is seen. It must be based upon what is known and most deeply felt. It cannot be based upon appearances. Your faith must be in something greater than what humanity has created. You see your faith is meant to keep your mind focused on a Greater Power that resides within you and within the minds and hearts of all who dwell here. It is this power within you and around you that must be the focus and substance of your faith… Read more about The Great Faith.

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