And what might be the ideal response to a time when our very lives may be threatened? The Buddha teaches us that if we can see death with a peaceful mind we can let go and see the deathless, that which goes beyond. This is the highest practice that we can be working towards by making our mindfulness more and more solid and directing this bright mind towards the body. Then we will see this brightness as separate from the body. If we can reach this level there will be no fear of death. Many great monks and nuns, very much in the public eye in Thailand, have faced death with such a lack of distress or concern. Knowing this can give us faith in the practice to help us at such a time.
I offer this for your reflection