What is Death? Death is like this: When you sew a shirt, you can say that the shirt is created or born. Death is inevitable to whatever is born. The Soul is free from the bondage of birth and death. It is eternal; it has no death. Anything that is born has to die, and because there is death, there will also be birth. So death is connected to birth. Wherever there is birth there is death.
The law of nature is such that no one can be taken away from here. Without the endorsement of the dying person he cannot be taken away from here. Does anyone endorse such a thing? Have you not heard people say, "God, please end my misery and suffering. Take me away from this world." They say this because they are suffering and by saying this, they are making a signature for their death.
What is God’s vision about death? 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)
The Soul does not take birth nor does it die. The Soul is a permanent entity. 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.
You can tell death, ‘Come whenever you want to, early or late, but come as samadhi death.’ Samadhi death means that at the time of death the dying one remembers nothing but his Soul. His chit, the component of the mind that has knowledge and vision is focused on nothing but his Pure Soul. His mind, his chit, his intellect, and his ego are completely still. This is eternal bliss. Even problems created by external forces on his body (upaadhi) have no effect on him.
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