Death is indeed life’s greatest riddle, so much so that the individual who could solve it would have solved also the other great riddle, that of life itself.
It is said that death is a riddle that no one ever has, or ever will solve. People who speak like that have no notion of the arrogance(German: Unbescheidenheit) the words imply, nor of the fact that a solution to the riddle does exist, but a solution they fail to understand.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 55 – Supersensible Knowledge – Lecture VI: Illness and Death – Berlin, 13th December 1906
Translated by Rita Stebbing
Previously posted on July 16, 2014