Is meditating on death like putting on a fur coat in summer?
Memento mori – invitations to reflect on our own mortality – have been common throughout history. Two ancient traditions that made reflection on death central to their paths are Buddhism and Stoicism. For both, the starting point is the fact that our normal perceptions of value are deeply flawed, as we are constantly craving or loathing things that in reality are unimportant.
My Comments: This is one of the most interesting if not important piece that I read at Aeon.