Excerpt About Cessation
What People Usually Think of as DeathSo, nothingness as a space goes so deep that after a while it eliminates the consciousness of itself... This experience is called cessation or extinction: complete death. It is what people usually think of as death. It is exactly how death is. You don't have to die physically to experience it. This does not necessarily mean that if you die physically you'll experience this kind of death. It is the complete cessation and absence of everything. As I said, this experience is needed partly because the personality has its own consciousness, which has to go. However, after it goes it is possible for another kind of consciousness to be there to experience the complete, unbounded, limitless space as it is.