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.
1) 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 the ego that dies. In reality the Soul does not die at all.
2) 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.
3) During the time of death a balance sheet of all one's deeds throughout life arises. This happens one hour prior to death. 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.