In the silence, you learn…​

This movie, Into Great Silence, is an experience.

At the beginning of the movie, the filmmaker asks a blind monk if he’s afraid of death.  At the end, they show the response from this blind monk, and his insights into life and death are astounding.

Transcription below.

No.  Why be afraid of death?  It is the fate of all humans.  The closer one brings oneself to God, the happier one is.  It is the end of our lives.  The closer brings oneself to God, the happier one is.  The faster one hurries to meet Him.  One should have no fear of death.  On the contrary!  For us, it is a great joy to find a Father once again.  The past, the present, these are human.  In God there is no past.  Solely the present prevails.   And when God sees us, He always sees our entire life.  And because… He is an infinitely good being, He eternally seeks our wellbeing.  Therefore, there is no cause for worry in any of the things which happen to us.

I often thank God that He let me be blinded.  I am sure that He let this happen for the good of my soul.  

It is a pity that the world has lost all sense of God.  It is a pity… They have no reason to live any more.  When you abolish the thought of God, why should you go on living on this earth?  

One must always part from the principle that God is infinitely good and that all of His actions are in our best interest.  Because of this, a Christian should always be happy, never unhappy.  Because everything that happens is God’s will, and it only happens for the wellbeing of our soul.  Well, this is the most important.  God is infinitely good, almighty, and He helps us.  

This is all one must do, and then one is happy.

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