He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.For the Christian, death is the opposite of life and something to be overcome.
~ King James version ~
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.
~ from Verse 16 of the Tao Te Ching ~
For the Taoist, death and life are two sides of the same coin and each flows into the other.
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