There's a shock of stillness upon reading these words. Thank you.
Thanks, Colleen, for sharing your response.Do you know the Ramana reference? They refer to his 'last words.' Let me know if you don't know "the story."
Yes, I am familiar with the Ramana reference. When Ramana was near death from cancer, his devotees were distraught and cried out to him, "Bhagavan- please do not leave us! Please do not leave us!"Ramana replied to them from his death bed: "I am not leaving you! I am not going anywhere. Where would I go? I am here."