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Do you believe there is an inherent reason behind why people die when they do?

  1. CBartelmey profile image76
    CBartelmeyposted 5 years ago

    Do you believe there is an inherent reason behind why people die when they do?

  2. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    When you're part of the machine -- action-reaction-based physical reality, you obey its laws. Karma, borne out of ego, sees to that fact.

    Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword. And yet why do so many criminals seem to get off Scott free and die comfortably of old age in their villas paid for by the blood of innocents?

    It isn't about what seems "fair" to us mortals. It's all about what will help rescue God's children -- and God is not Homo sapiens.

    If a Nazi monster murders "innocent" infants, would they not be also murdered as a seemingly innocent infant? That is their debt.

    But what value is there in suffering the penalties for the seeds you have sewn if those seeds were in another life for which there is no easy memory? Simple! The once hardened heart has a new OPPORTUNITY to open their hearts. "Why God, why is this happening to me? What have I done to deserve this?" You see, the once proud murderer, is now becoming more humble.

    Some will take that opportunity and squander it. They'll harden their hearts, again. They'll start to blame their troubles on others rather than take responsibility for them. True responsibility removes them from the roles of victims and they take a step closer to reawakening.

    I talk about this more in my book, "The Art of Forgiveness," available at Amazon -- Kindle edition (free Kindle viewing software available).

    --Rod Martin, Jr.

  3. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    There are some talks about Karma & Merits.

    It is what you had done in past lives that result in the present lives. So if one has been doing good for the past lives, they will enjoy themselves in current lives. But if in current lives they do not continue to do good then it will not be good in next lives.

    It is basically cycle of lives we are all going through. But then there will be some unnatural cases of death without any particular reasoning.

    1. CBartelmey profile image76
      CBartelmeyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do believe there are cycles to life as you mention, however who or what decides when a cycle is to be no more?

  4. Electro-Denizen profile image82
    Electro-Denizenposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely, it's as finely worked out as a well calibrated clock mechanism. When the contract is over, it's over, whether someone had a good life or a bad one. This is especially tough when considering child mortality. The fact is that many things are learned just through the process of incarnating and we have a skewed view of our physical existence.

    1. CBartelmey profile image76
      CBartelmeyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard before people say “their lease on life was up” however for me that has always brought forth more questions than answers.  When would these leases be written, it is a fluid lease that can change as one changes throughout their life, or is

  5. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago

    NO! Death is God's choosing and God's timing according to God's Will.

    1. Electro-Denizen profile image82
      Electro-Denizenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, Yes... then? God's choosing is logically an inherent reason... Don't mean to be pedantic about it!

  6. anupma profile image78
    anupmaposted 5 years ago

    Yes I thinks so. In fact I believe every thing is pre-determined. We only act accordingly. Although we always have two options to choose and our choice decides our future.
    In Hindu Mythology life, death and marriages are supposed a plan of God. It cannot be changed at any rate.

    1. CBartelmey profile image76
      CBartelmeyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have often thought about that point of seeming contradiction, that if everything is pre-determined, do we really still have free will.  Ultimately I think the two do work together as certainly we do have a choice as to what we do or don’t do in our

  7. Cathy I profile image75
    Cathy Iposted 5 years ago

    Since everything is pre-destined, I think people die when their work on earth is done...whatever it was that they came to accomplish.

    1. CBartelmey profile image76
      CBartelmeyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So people pass on when their purpose has been fulfilled. And perhaps that purpose does not always correlate directly with something that they meant to accomplish, but rather what has been accomplished by their simply just being? Interesting thought.