Death, Is Not an Option
What are Life and Death, and How are they Related?
Life and Death are two words that go together. They are like the two sides of a coin. When we get a life, cells within us are constantly multiplying, growing, and eventually dying off, but then the cells follow the same cycle umpteen times. In the same way, Life and Death follow the same journey as the cells in our body unless we gain Moksha/ Liberation.
Life is such a beautiful creation; we rejoice at it and celebrate, but unfortunately, when Death comes, we do not part with the person's body happily. The attachment to the person and the memories make us sad.
Life and Death have similar meanings but in different contexts.
When we get a life, we get a body with a soul and experience all the joys and sorrows of our previous karma. When Death comes, our body is given away in the fire or buried, and our Soul is liberated. Once the Soul is released, we are called into the court by the Almighty, and all the sins we committed in our lifetime are considered.
A Hub, "What happens to our soul, when we die," explains what happens once our Soul is in the presence of the Almighty.
What happens to the Soul after Judgment Day?
Once the Soul has been accounted for its deeds with the past body, a new body is given to us depending on what grade we passed out. We could get the body of an animal or bird or another human being depending on our previous deeds.
What is Soul Connection?
This Soul has a new body now and will make new friends and family. This Soul will make friends who were acquainted with his previous lives. So, when a body dies, we should not feel sad since this Soul will meet us with another body and interact with us in our lifetimes. The soul connection is a solid bond; even though the bodies will keep changing, our souls will not fail to meet up.
We should realize that just as Life is a part of nature, so is Death. We have no option but to delete that part from our lives. We must be at peace when we realize that our time has come to say Adios to our loved ones and be at peace within ourselves.
The number of lives we live will help us clean out our previous karma, eventually putting us in a better state of consciousness. Our Soul will be in a much better shape, or should I say that our Soul will have seasoned out, and that will help our Soul to unify with the Almighty and thus liberate us from the cycle of Life and Death.
My earlier belief in Death was to mourn over the loss, but recently, when I saw my Dad suffer from Cancer and while seeing him in so much pain and suffering. It made me realize that Life is better at the other junction, i.e., the afterlife, where he will be pain-free and able to move around easily. I had no alternative but to think of that and was embracing Death as the only way he would get solace and peace since these cancerous cells had spread all over the body, and there was no way to kill them but instead bow down to Death. My hub is dedicated to my Dad-
I realized that Death is not an option, and just as we get overjoyed when we see a new life erupt; the same way we ought to embrace Death as the beginning of a new journey since a new body will be given, which will be so pure and soft and that I will have my soul connection with all my loved ones.
However, the above example prepared me mentally for the journey beyond Death, and I could accept it with open arms.
What would happen IF there was a sudden loss of anyone you love?
Sure, there will be shock and dismay, and one would question such as WHY?
But then, we all know that Life is a journey, and our trip with that person was only till that point.
Ponder on this
In this hustle and bustle of our daily Life, we should remember the core of our happiness and contentment. We must accept and be prepared for Death since Yama (the Lord of Death) does not come with a knock on the door. Let us open our arms to the word Death and discuss it as openly as we discuss our plans for the weekend. This will only help us prepare well and enlighten us.
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