In this scene from Season 2 Episode 1 of the HBO series Six Feet Under -- one of my favorite episodes -- Nate Fisher contemplates the eternal while reciting from the holy Hindu text, The Bhagavad Gita. Every day in the late afternoon sun while I was on the beach in Atlantic City (August 9-20, 2010) this scene came to mind.
All that lives, lives forever.
Only the shell, the perishable, passes away.
The spirit is without end, eternal, deathless.