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Death is present in every moment. Death is our constant companion. All creatures are busy being born, feeding, procreating and dying. As humans, we tend to avoid thinking about death. This comes from fear. Most humans fear death because we do not identify with our soul, but rather with our mind. But Guruji understands that death is fully a part of life and that: "All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, and to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier. Has any one supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her it is just as lucky to die, and I know it." (Walt Whitman)

So, Gurbani is neither negative nor positive. It is neutral. It is only our own attachments that make it seem negative.