“If you are still living, it’s because you have not yet arrived at the place you should be.” – Unknown
Do you get sometimes confused about life? Are you seeking answers which no one around you is asking? Are you searching for the meaning of life? Welcome abroad, because I am in the same boat. Let’s help each other. According to the Sikh beliefs, people continue wandering through the cycle of 8.4 million incarnations unless they achieve liberation (Nirvana). Many times this belief leads my thought to the point that my existence alone does not matter since there are much more to come. Our soul travels boundless journeys till it reaches the final destination. Then why is this fear of death? When actually death is not an end.
The great mystic, Hazrat Jalal-Ud-Deen Rumi once said,
“I died as mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as an animal, and I was a man.
Why should I fear?
When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as man,
To soar with angels blest;
But even from angelhood I must pass on ..”
We all are travelling through the ages to the indefinite ages. No one knows from where we have started and what would be our ultimate destination. All religions and mystics talk about unknown lands and spirit’s destinations. There is an amazing quote from Quraan about this timeless journey – “And you were dead, and He brought you back to life. And He shall cause you to die, and shall bring you back to life, and in the end, shall gather you unto Himself.” (2:28).”
I used to be bothered by death and change a lot. Change is hard to accept as we all know, why can’t all the good things last forever such as childhood, youth, good friends, loved ones. Have you ever thought that if Caterpillar wants to stay as it is, how will he become a butterfly one day? We might not feel it at present but, change is vital for the self-growth. Now whenever I think of death as a concept, nothing disturbs me anymore. I realised that both death and birth are just temporary events in this never-ending journey.
When we are discussing death and soul, who can forget strong and convincing verses from the Bhagavad Gita. One of which is
“Na Hanyate Hanyamane Sarire – Consciousness is eternal it is not vanquished with the destruction of the temporary body.”
Beyond our imagination there are many worlds to explore; therefore let’s not stop our journey here because there are more addresses to reach.
Happy Reading. Love and Sunshine from Feeling Buddhaful.
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