Could you explain the origin of this says???
The saying that you are reading is one that is often found in the monastic "cells" (rooms) of the monks of Mount Athos. It reminds them that here in this life is the arena where we are called to die to self so that having done so we might be resurrected to the eternal life with God. Here on earth we are aided in resisting sin and selfish behaviour by remembering our death. "What does it profit a man to gain the entire world and to forfeit his soul?", our Lord and Saviour asked us. We answer by saying: "It profits me nothing! Let me live for you and you alone..." "Let me die to my self here so that when I die I will not die but live eternally with you in Heaven, in the eternal embrace of Love, selfless love."
thank you, may be it is not only the self, but a real process of dead“31.I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” 1 Cor 15:31