The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is a prayer to Lord Shiv for help in overcoming “death”. The seeker is more concerned with avoiding spiritual “death” rather than physical “death”. The mantra is a request to Lord Shiv to lead us to the mountain of meditation, which is indeed Lord Shiv’s abode.
उर्वारुकमिवबन्धनान् मृत्योर्मोक्षिय मामृतात्
Aum Trayambakam Yajamahe,
Urva Rukamiva Bandhanaan,
Mrityor Mokshiye Maamritat.