Euthanasia of Mirages
You don’t have to be crossing a scorching hot desert to see a mirage—they are everywhere! Incalculable illusions daily blind us to what is real, so at high noon we can dwell in darkness. If you wish to be free of untrue thoughts that are the source of much sorrow, consider using daily this short Hindu prayer:
“Lord from the unreal, lead me to the real.
From darkness, lead me to the Light.
From death, lead me to immortality.”
Once there was a farmer who had lived his entire life on a farm located on the Russian-Finnish border. A buyer came one day and offered him an excellent price for his farm, and also told him of another farm for sale just across the border in Finland. The farmer sold his farm and acquired the one just on the other side of the Finish border. One day Russian officials came from Moscow to inquire why he didn’t want to remain in Russia. The farmer sadly replied, “All my life I have wanted only to live in our Mother Russia, but now at my age I don’t think I could endure another Russian winter!”
To gain our way to heaven we minutely observe every commandment and church law as we wobble along the narrow razor’s edge of perfection, yet in reality we dwell there at this very moment! Misconceptions manufactured by the mind are like mirages that appear to be real but are deceptively false. Harvard physicists address the unreliability of reality by their belief that 70% of the universe is dark energy and 26% is dark matter…that adds up to only 4% what we see and know of reality! So don’t wait for someone to come to lead you to what is authentic, but rather let this Hindu prayer inspire you to lead yourself away from what is false to that which is true!
Euthanasia, while condemned, does have its merits. Courageously confront a few of your accepted realities such as you cease to exist at death, heaven begins only after you die or wealth is essential for happiness. Then x-ray your time-honored convictions, and discover they are simply mirages devoid of reality. Then “pull the plug” and let them peacefully die.