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. Birth and death do occur; there is no question about it. We all witness its occurrence. Death takes place when all the accounts of karma of a person’s life are finished. Whatever account he had bound for the current life, comes to an end and therefore death occurs.
The soul leaves one body and enters another in no time. As it is leaving one body, it is also simultaneously present in another womb. This occurrence is in concurrence with the moment of the union of the sperm and the egg. When the time comes for the soul to depart from one body, the circumstances and the event at the other end is also taking place the reception of the soul. Therefore after the body’s death the soul goes directly into another embryo. So there is no need to worry about what happens after you die. After death another womb is acquired and upon entering that womb, all the nourishment and everything necessary for its life there is immediately provided for.
A person’s rebirth is based on his desires and passions present within him at the time of his death. But when people say that the person who died had such and such wishes, such last minute wishes cannot be created. They occur as a consequence of the balance sheet. It is the balance sheet of his entire life that comes forward in the final hour before his death, and it is this balance sheet that determines which life form he will enter.
If one has accumulated in his life by taking what does not rightfully belong to him, be it money or woman, he will go to the animal kingdom. Anything that he acquired by devious use of intellect will take him to the animal kingdom. If he has been decent and humane, he will come back in a human form. After death, there are only four different life forms that one can be born into. Those who destroy people's homes and lives for their own gain will go to hell. Those with super-human qualities, who despite being hurt by others, do not retaliate and remain benevolent, go to heaven.
Below are some excerpts about what happens when soul leaves body from the spiritual discourse with Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan.
Questioner: How long does it take for the Soul to leave one body and enter another?
Dadashri: No time at all. As it is leaving one body, it is also simultaneously present in another womb. This occurrence is in concurrence with the moment of the union of the sperm and the egg. When the time comes for the Soul to depart from one body, the circumstances and the event at the other end is also taking place the reception of the Soul. Therefore after the body's death the Soul goes directly into another embryo. So there is no need to worry about what may happen in the time ahead. After death another womb is acquired and upon entering that womb, all the nourishment and everything necessary for its life there is immediately provided for.
Where Will He Go After Death?
Questioner: At the time of death, is it possible for us to know whether the departed soul has acquired a higher life form?
Dadashri: If the dying old man says, ‘Alas I could not get my fourth daughter married’; he will bind a life in the lower life form. If a person has anxieties and worries about his family in the final moments of his death, we should realize that he is bound for a lower life form. This is all invited misery. But if his awareness is fixed on the Soul, he goes to a higher life form.
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