No one should fear death. It's a part of life--in fact, life is about death.
Life your life with no fear of death, for you are already dying. The minute you are born is the minute you start the cycle of death. Don't get me wrong, I'm not fearless. I'm afraid of suffereing, but not of death."The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance. To say that dying without reaching one's aim is to die a dog's death is the frivolous way of sophisticates. When pressed with the choice of life or death, it is not necessary to gain one's aim.
We all want to live. And in large part we make our logic according to what we like. But not having attained our aim and continuing to live is cowardice. This is a thin dangerous line. To die without gaining one's aim is a dog's death and fanaticism. But there is no shame in this. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai. If by setting one's heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he pains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling." ~Tsunetomo Yamamoto-sensei (writer of Hagakure: Hidden in leaves)