All Things Must Pass is a loose translation of the Buddha’s final words . It is also the title of a triple album by George Harrison . ( I seem to be going through a Beatles phase at the moment . I suppose its not surprising as they were the catalyst for the current spiritual resurgence ) . The most obvious truths are described in the most simplest manner and All Things Must Pass is one of the greatest truths .
All physical objects will die – from our bodies to the sun and the stars . All Things Must Pass ! However, it does not apply just to physical objects but phases in our lives as well . We pass from child to adult to death . All these different parts of our lives will at some point come to an end . You may be going through a good period of your life at the moment but at some point it will end . The reverse is also true . If you are going through a bad period, at some point it will come to an end, even if this means death .
Our important relationships are also transitory . Our marriages will end eventually and our children grow up and leave home . Our working lives will end one day with retirement . You will have to leave the house that you cherish . We experience little deaths all the time but the big one is Death itself when we have to let go of our bodies . This has happened to every man or animal since the history of the world and no one can escape . All Things Must Pass .
So what is permanent . The only permanent thing is our non physical Self which lives in the eternal NOW . We believe we live in this world but in truth we reside in the NOW HERE , where we always have and always will .
It may be true that in our world All Things Must Pass but in reality the truth is Nothing Real Can Die .
Below is a You Tube video of George Harrison singing All Things Must Pass :