We know that death is inevitable; yet, we have been able to ignore it. How? Often, we make death a taboo; so that we never really have to face up to it. We hide our fears and worries associated with death by choosing to be ignorant. The Buddha, on the other hand, stresses the importance of destroying this ignorance and, in its place, developing our mindfulness of death. The benefits of so doing are many. What are they and how do they relate to our day to day living?