“I think nowadays though, the more general idea, the more plausible idea to many people; is that when we die we just cease to be.  That’s all there is to it.  But we’re inclined I think, to have in our minds, a picture of this.  Which indeed is depressing.  Of being shut up in the dark for always, and always, and always.  To be kind of buried alive in a blackness. Where we are blind, deaf and dumb but somehow still conscious..”
Alan Watts