I've been dead before! Death is simply "my" non awareness of existing.

Regarding "Death"...... I can conceive of no difference, potentially \ndistinguishable by me personally, between the lack of "existence awareness" \nwhich characterized my "pre-birth" period.... and that same "non awareness \nof existing" which still occurs often in deep sleep..... and that imagined \n"state of non awareness" that will likely occur upon completion of my life. \nSame thing! If "I" am not "aware" of existing...I don't exist! So \nfar in my life, I do have memory of multiple previous episodes of "non \nawareness", but if this "subsequent memory of previous non awareness" \npattern ceases.....I'll never know it!

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