For them (the great masters of Buddhism) death was not this evil, existential ending. For them, death was not the end of everything. For them, death was going back. It was returning home to the Supreme Source. I know many people may be wondering what this Supreme Source is. It is jut another way of naming the universe. You are going back into the universe. You are the universe, but you are also the play of the universe. The universe is manifesting, manifesting as you, and when you die, you dissolve back into the universe. The universe is always dancing, manifesting itself in myriad expressions. Then all of the expressions dissolve into the universe and manifest again. It is an eternal play. You are part of the eternal play. So you are the universe in the end. You are everything from that point of view. You are the stars in the sky. You are the trees in the forest. You are the Milky Way. You are also all the things in landfill. Of course, you are all the beautiful, exotic flowers in the garden as well.
Embracing Each Moment : A Guide to the Awakened Life