Reflecting on the possibility of a lower rebirth motivates us to make wise decisions and take refuge in a reliable spiritual guide.
Contemplating death helps us make our life more meaningful, motivates us to practice the Dharma and helps us make wise decisions in our life.
Remembering death shifts our mind away from the happiness of this life and helps us to generate a good motivation and practice the Dharma.
Real Dharma practice is overcoming the eight worldly concerns so we need to reflect on their disadvantages and practice their antidotes.
When we don’t reflect on death we don’t practice the Dharma and if we do, our practice is mixed with the eight worldly concerns.
Meditating on death brings meaning and purpose to our life and helps to avoid wasting time on trivial pursuits.
Imagining our death prepares our mind for death and helps us make our life meaningful while alive.
Seeing that death is definite and lifespan uncertain reflecting on the eight worldly concerns can help to see what is really important and meaningful.
Meditating on death to make life more meaningful and the two meditations to use: the nine-point death meditation and imagining one’s own death.
The purpose of remembering death is to help make life meaningful and motivate practice not to create panic or fear.