Death is auspicious for Vipassi, not inauspicious. Its pleasant not unpleasant, Its congrtulatory and not humiliation. When time ripens and age ritual is complere, then disintegration of body is must (to happen). No one can postpone this unbreakable law of nature (destiny). Mature practitionar accepts (wears) this inevitable death moment with a smile. In his stream of thoughts (consciousness) there is not an iota of fear or sorrow or uneasiness. At the time of death even if there is pain, even then his consciousness is not perturbed. As one sitting in Adhishtan (sitting with determination practise) is not affected by physical pain, similarly he is not disturbed at time of death if there is physical pain. He keeps awake mind always aware of fact of impermanence. In such a state when the body disintegrates, then the synthesis with first moment of next life (transformation) is doubtlessly leading to a place of salvation (Sadgati or one who ends in truth/ peace).
The Vipassi practitionar who practises Vipassana from the time of initiation till whole life, he is traveller on path of Dharma. ' Oppnayike' stands for a person who moves forward step by step. Death cannot halt his progress. Death is unable to interrupt the dharma stream in his consciousness (river). The progress remains (Stays). For a committed practitonar the 'oppnayike' nature presents itself as a help at moment of death. Sublime (promoted) future is ensured, Salvation (Sadgati or one who ends in truth / peace) is ensured.
Thats why true practitionar is not afraid of death. He neither desires death out of hatred (loathing) of life nor he is scared of death because of attachment (obsessed with love) to life. He is completely assured (faith) that death is a promotion, elevation. Hence death is a cause of celebration and not lamentation or grief. Vipassi practitionar learns the art of living. The auspicious art of dying is hidden in the art of livng. Even then deathbound Vipassi should be helped by other Vipassi practitionars who are nearby (the dying). The whole environment should be kept overflowing (submerged) with equanimous consciousness of Dharma. Thats why if there is a person with unstable mind (Chitta/ heart/ consciousness) or weak heart who is shedding tears, he should be immediately moved away as he should not become the reason for contamination of important moment ( disintegrating & forming consciousness ----dying rebirthing moment). If the deathbound person is not completely ripe (matured in dharma), then he may spoil his afterlife (parlok -beyond this planet) on seeing lamenting member of his family. All the practitionars present are required to do Vipassana sitting around the deathbound. They should generate Dhamma vibrations of impermanence or do mangal maitri for patient (Mangal maitri - auspicious friendliness meditation) That time the whole environement should be cleaned (whitened) with electric energy waves of Dhamma consciousness.
After death no one should cry, no one should lament. On the contrary, that the dead has reached Sadgati (salvation), keep the psyche happy. Always keep on generating mangal maitri for the departed. Keep on distributing your merits to the departed. What is does is that wherever the departed has taken birth, in his psyche there is a result of touch of Dharma consciousness and resultant his psyche would be peaceful, happy and ecstatic. If we are sad and lament for the departed all we do is send sorrow vibes from our psyche to them making them unhappy and sad. Hence they become restless and ends his peace and happiness. Donot be sad and donot be reason for anyone else's sadness. Always be happy and always be reason for happiness of others. This is the auspicious law for auspicious death.
Mangal Mitra Satyanarayan Goenka With gratitude- Vipassana journal Year 9, Issue 12