Tirukkural 394: Nature of the Learned

It is the part of the learned to give joy to those whom they meet, and on leaving, to make them think (Oh! when shall we meet them again).

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
A better word than death is transition, passing into a new form of life--life into life. It is similar to moving to a new country, having completed all of one's tasks. Death is a closing of the door on deeds well done, on all beneficial karmas.