Buddhism Day by Day: You Must Lead a Good Life To Die a Good Death
“The Buddhist view is that to die a good death, one must have lead a good life. The knowledge that death represents the return of the individual life to the great universal life prior to another phenomenal manifestation is a source of splendid strength, rich with compassion and wisdom. As one strives for self-perfection by doing good for others, the Buddhist is constantly aware that death is a fulfilling and enriching part of life. For people who believe this, death is not defeat, but a wonderful stimulus to live vigorously and more meaningfully.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.