Life and Death: Dealing with Death Blissfully!

Life and death are two contrasting facts, and therefore, are usually dealt with exactly opposite emotions. While life is lived happily, death is mourned! When a loved one dies, usually the relatives start weeping or crying loudly. However, such a reaction generates and sends negative inner vibrations to the departed soul, which is hurtful. So, what should one do when a beloved one is dying? What should one do after death of her or his loved one? It is often said that one must remain calm and stable. However, with what understanding should one remain so? Is coping with loss of a loved one peacefully possible? There are many people who have fear of death. So, how does one come out of this fear?

Many people also believe in mercy killing or commit suicide when they are unable to bear situations in life. So, are they right? What are the causes and consequences of suicide? Can one attain a blissful death or Samadhi death wherein one remembers noting but only his own soul? Well, to get real replies to these questions, one should know about what is death and how real and beneficial are the common beliefs and rituals for death as well as life after death.

Read on to know what the scientific spiritual master, Param Pujya Dadashri, has said in response to such questions.

Pain During Death

Pujya Niruma offers three reasons why people are unable to remember previous lives: the pain suffered at death, the unconscious period prior to the next birth, and the pain endured during the next life's birthing process.

Spiritual Quotes

  1. In God's vision, no one ever dies. If God were to give you this vision, some day, then no number of deaths would affect you in this world. This is because of this right vision (Gnan).
  2. In reality one does not die nor does one live. This is all just a mistake in one's belief. He believes that he is living, a mortal (jiva), but in reality, he is immortal (Shiva).
  3. The Soul is free from the bondage of birth and death. It is eternal; it has no death.
  4. This phenomenon of taking birth and dying is of the ego. It is the ego that is born and it is the ego that dies.In reality the Soul does not die at all.
  5. There is birth after death and death after birth. Why does this cycle continue relentlessly? It is because of 'causes and effects, and effects and causes' that the cycle perpetuates. If causes were destroyed, effect too would come to an end and another birth would cease to occur.
  6. Karmas are bound through the act of doing, through the act of making others do or through the act of supporting others do the act.
  7. Life in my enlightened view is a prison. There are four kinds of prisons: Those who are in heaven are in the prison of simple surveillance with all the comforts. The human beings are in a simple prison. The animals are in a prison of intense labor and hardship. Those in hell are in a prison of hell with life long pain and torture.
  8. The cycle of birth and death is for the ego. The Soul is in its own state. When the ego stops, this cycle also stops.
  9. Causes of new karma can only be stopped in the human life. There is only effect in all other life forms. In human beings there is both causes and effects.
  10. The Gnani never mourns, but he will play out his worldly role with sincerity. 'The world is a drama itself.' All you have to do is play the role. Perform this role with sincerity.

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