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Is Death an option?

Updated on March 16, 2015

What is Life and Death and How are they Related?

Life and Death are two words that go together. They are like the 2 sides of a coin. When we get life, cells within us are always multiplying, growing and eventually dying off but then the cells follow the same cycle umpteen times. The same way, life and death follow the same journey as the cells in our body. Life is such a beautiful creation, we rejoice at it and we celebrate it but unfortunately when death comes, we do not part with the person's body in a happy way...The attachment to the person and the memories make us sad.

Life and Death have a similar meaning but in different context. When we get life, we get a body with a soul and get to experience all the joys and sorrows of our previous karma's. When death is obtained, our body is given away in the fire or buried and, our soul is liberated. Once the soul is liberated, the Almighty calls us in the court and all our sins that we committed in our lifetime are taken into account.

A Hub, "What happens to our soul, when we die" explains what happens once our soul is in the presence of the Almighty.

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What happens to the Soul after the Judgement Day?

Once the Soul has been accounted for it's 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. I believe this soul will make friends, which were of his acquaintance of his previous lives. So, when a body dies, we should not feel sad since this soul is going to meet us with another body and will definitely interact with us in lifetimes to come. The soul connection is a very strong bond and 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 of deleting that part from our lives. We have to be at peace when we realize that our time has come to say Adios to our loved ones and be at peace within our self.

I believe that the number of lives we live will help us clean out our previous karma's, which will eventually put us in a better state of consciousness and our soul will be in a much better state 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 on death was to mourn over the loss but recently when I saw my Dad suffer to 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 after life where he will be pain free and will be able to move around easily. I had no alternative but to think of that and was embracing Death as the only way that he will 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 a beginning to 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 made me mentally prepare 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 maybe our journey with that person was only till that point.

Ponder on this...

In this hustle bustle of our daily life we should not forget the core of our happiness and contentment. We have to accept Death and be prepared for it 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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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      I so agree with you BBG. When my dad passed away, my brother had a baby. I feel souls which are attached to find a way to come back to you. It is uncanny but, I am so suspicious of the Almighty's

      Hi Audrey, I am glad you found the above thought provoking :)

      thank you ladies for a wonderful comment and apologize for the delay in acknowledging it.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Evocative hub--thought provoking--

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Interesting article. I have to say, when it comes to death, it is always much harder on those living. I have missed several people in my life who have passed away... but I know they are around me somewhere. Right after my Grandpa passed away from Cancer I got pregnant with my daughter... she is so similar to him it is uncanny.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Well said Mary. One who passes away is in a much better position than us. Those left behind still continue to suffer.

      Thank you for your insight. appreciate it :)

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      Noone wants to think about death, but we begin to die from the time we are born. When someone we love dies, we grieve for ourselves because we will miss them, I think. The ones that die "are in a better place". Great Hub.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Well said Darrell. This life has so many ups and downs. Man sure is brave enough to face it but, in the end...we should strive for nirvana!

      thanks for your beautiful comment!

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      Darrell Roberts 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Wonderful hub, I think eventually we want to get out of the cycle of birth and death and move on to the eternal spiritual realm.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Well said indeed, mikeydcarroll67. We like to look at pleasant things in life but, I wish life would be a bed of roses.

      thanks for your insight.

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      mikeydcarroll67 6 years ago

      Death is always that thing that we tend to avoid and try to focus on other things that we might have going for us at the moment.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Martie,

      I too have heard many conflicting stories about soul and death etc. The above is my belief :) After reading a lot about it..I came to MY

      I am happy that I could provoke your

      thanks, my dear friend for your support and your opinion counts!

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Ruchira, I wish I was so sure about the future of our souls as you... I once was, but in the meantime I've lost my sureness. The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know and how little of the truth is really the truth....

      Voted up, thought-provoking - to be mused...

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi SanneL,

      I have been quite late in responding back to comments lately...Apologizes!

      I am sorry to hear that you lost both your parents and I wish that emptiness is filled with peace and fulfillment in your life.

      Wishing you joy, always!

      Thanks for your vote of confidence in the above :)

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      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      Ruchira, I commented on three of your hubs yesterday, but I do not see them. Where did they go?? Strange!! I'll be back later to leave my comments again. Bye for now. . .

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      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      I welcome this positive attitude to death. Death is one we all face sooner or later. Fear of death should not stay in our way of living. I am so sorry about your dad, Ruchira. I have lost both my parents, and I know the emptiness it leaves behind.

      Thank you for writing this beautiful hub.

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Brett,


      Being a Hindu which similar beliefs that of Buddhism...I wrote what is usually followed in my culture. I am glad to get your vote of confidence.

      Wishing you a blissful life!

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      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      Interesting hub, your beliefs follow that of Buddhism. I have witnessed the ceremonies to help guide the spirit into the next life and the way that true Buddhists deal with death in a far more positive way. I don't know who is right, but it i definitely a positive approach to death.

      Thanks for SHARING your thoughts on this.

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      Shiningstar4u2c 6 years ago from Hilton Head Island

      @ Ruchira Thanks! it would take a lot to explain! Death is conquered and is about to be revealed. Hit me back if you really want to know how and I will send you supernatural words that will reveal to you what I speak of!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hello Shiningstar4u2c,

      You have enlightened me with a new fact. Please do spare some time and write about this topic...would be delighted to know that aspect.

      Wishing you joy and peace! Thank you for stopping by!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Annie,

      This sure is a difficult topic to digest since we all hesitate to talk/discuss. I wish you peace and joy, my friend.

      May this journey of life give you umpteen happiness and contentment along your way. Cheers!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hello Ruby,

      Yes, many facts are yet to be determined and I am sure, once we reach up there...we will know for sure :)

      Thank you for your concern for my Dad. I agree he is in a much better pain free place.

      The sorrow of leaving our loved ones behind makes this topic hard to be discussed...and thus avoided many a times.

      Thank you for your feedback. wishing you peace n joy!

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      Shiningstar4u2c 6 years ago from Hilton Head Island

      Great Hub! I believe Death is the Crown of Life in one sense, but in another way I see death as an option. There have been people who have discovered the secret to conquering death and bypassing the grave and I have made it my lifes goal to journey and search and pray to make this same discovery as I believe we have now entered an age where in many dimensions death will begin to be conquered and be no more. The Bible states this and there are associations of Dr.s who also see death as a curable disease altogether and work tirelessly around the clock to defeat it. I believe my Lord discovered and revealed the secret to "Immortality" and I will follow after His Mind till I discover this Faith as well. Great Hub and Thanks for writing it. God Bless!

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      Annie Fenn 6 years ago from Australia

      Thank you Ruchira. I like to believe your words, and am discovering my own spirituality and beliefs about death and what lies beyond. I am going to come back to this hub again. Grief is very fresh in my mind. I know there is wisdom in your words. I need to take this in more slowly so have bookmarked this to read again soon. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I really enjoyed this Ruchira. I was not taught that reincarnation would happen to a person when they died, but i have been reading Edgar Cayce's books and he is a firm believer. I hope it is a truth. I would love to have a chance of doing it better. I do believe in Karma. Wherher reincarnation is a fact or not, i know that we will be with God. I guess we will find out someday. I am not afraid of death per se, just the thought of leaving loved ones makes me feel sad. I am sorry for the loss of your Father, but he is free of pain and is with God. Thank you my friend.. Voted up and away..Cheers

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Great...I am happy that I could make you rethink :)

      thanks Frank...a pleasure to read your insights!

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      wow you made me think here I was going to start off by saying death is certain.. but after rereading your hub you give me a chance to rethink what I always felt about death and life as well... great share Ruch...

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Hello Nell,

      Yes, after seeing my dad so much at peace when he shut his eyes...I felt that death sure can be peaceful. However, sad for people who are left behind.

      I have learnt to accept it but, seeing my mom go through the lonliness make me feel the after effects of a death.

      We all have to face this thing...I am trying to be at peace with it. Let's see how this journey takes me...

      Wishing you peace and joy, ALWAYS Nell. You are a kind soul and I wish you the best.

      Thanks for your vote of confidence!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Ruchira, as others above have said, you wrote about death in such a way that makes it sound peaceful, and I am so sorry about your dad, I am glad you have learned to accept it and know you will see him again, take care nell

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you Mr. Happy! I wish you peace and joy, my friend!

      Thank you Thumbi7. Always a pleasure to hear from you. PEace to you!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Debbie, it sure is sad to lose someone. But, this is the law of life. We have to accept it and I am glad you are at peace with it as well.

      Thank you for your vote of confidence. Always a pleasure to hear from you..Thanks!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much Audrey for your comforting words. I still miss him at times, and what better way to remember him than in this positive way...

      I wish you peace and joy, my friend. Thank you!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States


      I am happy to know that you are at peace inspite the big loss of your dear friend.

      Wishing you peace, my friend!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks Bill. I am happy you liked that way I could nail this difficult topic with ace and grace ;) Wishing you joy, ALWAYS!

      Thank you teaches12345. I am glad I got your vote of confidence in the above. This sure is such a difficult topic but procrastination will not help. We have to face it and plan it. Wishing you peace and joy, my friend!

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      When you said, we have soul connection and we can continue to meet the souls of our friends and family, it is very relieving.

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      Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thank You for writing this Mrs. Ruchira. I also am of the opinion that people should be comfortable with their Death and death in general.

      Death is always with us, until the time it "taps us". I am not sure why people get sad about it. It is part of the journey, in my opinion.

      All the best! : )

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow what an interesting way to look at life and death. I believe I will see my loved ones again. I believe in heaven if we are all in heaven together. I am not afraid to die but it is sorrowful when a loved one dies.

      voted up


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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Wise and thoughtful hub! I am sorry that your father suffered. And this hub is a shining example of your love for him--

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      shimmering Dawn 6 years ago

      The death of my friend recently filled me with so much sorrow, but faith and hope that I shall meet her again makes life beautiful once again.. The soul's journey ends with its Maker from where it proceeded according to my faith.. it gives me so much peace that I shall be with my maker. Death does not induce fear but a certain amount of sadness. Have a blessed day.Peace.

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      Death is a subject we avoid contemplating in depth but it is one we all face. Your hub covers the positive side of this truth. Thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thought-provoking subject; your handling of it is beautiful and leaves me with much to think about in the days to come. Bravo on an excellent hub!


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