How can you find out without that it only is a belief you adopt?
Is it possible to be death present in passive listening, not another's death, but your own death?
It demands that you don't identify yourself with something, what of course is very difficult. Most of us identify ourselves with our furniture, with our house, with our wife or husband, with our government, with our country, with the image we have of ourselves, and we identify ourselves with something greater – the world-image, which perhaps is a tribal feeling that expands to embrace the nation; or you identify yourself with a special property, a special image.
Not to identify yourself with your furniture, with your knowledge and experiences, with your technical skill and your technological knowledge as scientist or engineer, to bring all identification to an end, is, as the mystics say, a kind of death.
It is in this de-identification process the magic begins.