Death in the material is the ending of something the mind has grown attached to. We think we love someone or something and become attached and can't live without it. However, we lived fine before we were attached. Interesting. We find something to live with and realize as we want more than what it is after a time, then we suddenly can't live without it as it departs. The ego is temporary, you see, it is quickly bored and troubled by its acceptance of the artificially structured which is what it is. A structure which will at some time die to be reborn with someone or something else. Everyone has a friend or thing that is no more in their lives. We had a friend or thing that was supposed to last for every--that's how we felt when it happened upon us. It was never supposed to be replaced, we have grown attached to it, invested money, time and plans. But no matter how much we loved, argued and prayed for its resuscitation in our lives, it passed away into the dark of day. Stop! Do we put as much effort in putting to death the minds ego body as we do acquiring this death? Are we aware we're attracting death in our lives? Watch what is hurting, harming, polluting, threatening, delusion, conflict etc. and you see them--death. You quickly see and reject them in others, but the ego won't let us see them in ourselves, that's them not me. Not "me" the creator of this death. Once we reconcile with death, meaning to see how we acquire the fuel for the flame of death we've made a movement towards its destruction. Just seeing it, is the beginning of that death without the conflict and sorrow. Rest is assured, as you will live on with an easy about you without the company of death.