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What is death?

Questioner: What is death?

Dadashri: 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.

Questioner: Why is there death?

Dadashri: Birth and death are events. Every event has an end. The inherent nature of any thing that begins i.e. an event, is that it always comes to an end. Was it not a beginning when you went to school and did that event not come to an end? Everything has a beginning and an end. Do you understand?

Questioner: Yes

Dadashri: All these things have a beginning and an end. Who is the Knower of this beginning and the end? You (Pure Soul) are that Knower.

Things that have a beginning and an end are all temporary. Anything that has a beginning has an end. Who is the knower of the temporary nature of everything? You (Pure Soul) the permanent are that Knower. You (Pure Soul) are permanent because you see all as temporary. If everything was temporary, then there is no need to call anything temporary. Temporary is a relative word. It is because of the presence of the permanent, that there is something temporary.

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