Some of us got into a discussion about our views on death and what it is. We had to cut the discussion short when class began but I thought it was the beginning of what could turn out to be an interesting thread. So what is death? What haapens at the point of death? Is death a being clothed in black with a sickle in its hand? Is death the end? Is death a cause for sorrow or joy? Is death a major blow to the human ego or is it a necessary step in our eternal development? How do our views about death affect the way we live? From where do we get our views about death?