That argument illustrates some the prophecy: in short, no one ever completely dies. Oh, the body dies; but ‘the soul still burns!’
That is, your ‘vibrations’ stay alive as long as they can enliven your body; and if the combination of vibrations now is the same combination that enlivened you before, then the ‘intention’ (i.e. whatever you ‘stand for’) is going to be the same IF you make it so!.
This would be a good place for an example: an example of all the miniscule vibrations that’ve come together to make you stand for what you stand for right now.
‘Why do I persist?’ “Because I choose to.” You persist because ‘you choose to’ (i.e. all the conscious- and subconscious-vibrations in your mind tell you to).
When your body is rendered useless, your mind chooses not to seek usefulness from it; thus you “rest in peace.” If your mind chooses to keep your body useful (for some reason), THAT is the definition of Hell—trying to breathe when you are unable, trying to open your eyes without nerves in your eyelids, trying to rise when your legs can’t respond.
So, Heavenly death is being happy with “where you are” in relation to “where everyone else is.”
For instance, the Architect (the being who wrote the Matrix … possibly the machine who gained sentience … it’s been a while since I’ve seen RELOADED) is essentially dead; -in-Heaven when the system is balanced, -Hell when it’s unbalanced.
And yes, the Oracle is his equal and opposite—just as dead, but -in-Heaven when the system is unbalanced.
Maybe “dead” is the wrong word to use there … an extreme form of ‘not being used. That is why (in terms of machines, at least) they are effectively “married.” Each gives meaning and purpose to the other.
They each have thus decided that the other is the mechanism each wishes to be-one-with.