Let’s keep contemplating this question and discussion. Perhaps then the fear of death will be seen as fear as an experience itself. If qualia are passed on, as subtle impressions, to the “next” levels of existence, then one’s life does not “end” at physical death. The question is what qualia we pass on, if we can put it that way! Qualia that continue to give us experiences of “more of the same”? or qualia that get us to uplift ourselves.
It is after all that we have a choice, what to cultivate in the present.