All of us know that death is inevitable. Whoever is born in this world has to die. No one can escape it. All the Medical innovations, all Scientific advancements and all Spiritual rituals , and Prayers are all null at death. Whatever you may do, you can't avoid death. Lord Krishna in Bhagavad gita emphasized this fact to Arjuna and asked him not to lay down his Bow and arrows in the Mahabharata with grief of having to kill his kith and kin in the battle. He emphasizes the fact that death for each one has been already pre-decided and Arjuna's arrows are only a tool for accomplishing the already decided fate of all those people. So death is pre-decided already at the time of our birth.
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But death occurs at a time when you are unaware of it. It does not come to you straight forward. It finds some means to attack you. When you are well prepared and await for it, it does not come to you. It attacks you stealthily, when you are confident that it is not so much nearer to you, and when you are careless of it.
Because death wants some reason or some circumstance through which it can pounce upon you. It enters you through some sickness, some accident, some natural calamity, etc. so that you may think that because of this reason the death took place. Lord Krishna in bhagavad gita clearly tells Arjuna that he had slain all the Kauravas already and Arjuna's arrows are only a medium for their physical death.
But, it is not real. Death is the destination for any person whoever comes on earth. Even God when takes avatars on the earth has to end his avatar through death like Sri Rama or Sri Krishna, the mythological Gods of Hinduism. So death is the ultimate truth. Do not get bewildered by death. If you are born, you have to die.
But Death is only for the physical form that you are in. Bhagavad-Gita clearly states that Atma in you is Eternal. It has no death. Death is only physical. As you change your clothes, you are changing your body. So be not afraid of death. Be prepared for it always and face it with a smile!