“Nothing ever truly dies; it simply ceases to exist in one form before resuming it in another.”
– Shree Shambav.
The contemplation of death raises philosophical issues. One of the most profound is the nature of death. Many people have different perspectives on death. Some define death, for example, as the departure of the soul from the Deha (body). This definition, however, may not be acceptable to those who believe there are no souls. It’s also incomprehensible to anyone who believes that plants and lesser animals don’t have souls but can still die.
Others have defined death simply as the end of life. Death is defined as mysterious, but it is unclear what this means. Despite our attempts to understand it, the concept of death will probably always remain shrouded in mystery.
Some believe that the fact that ‘we don’t know what death will be like’ adds to its enigma and terror. They commonly regard death as a terrible evil, especially when it occurs prematurely. Some argue, however, that death cannot harm individuals who die because when people die, they cease to exist, and it cannot harm people when they are not present. Others have argued that the wickedness of death stems from the fact that it deprives us of the benefits we would have received if we had lived. According to this point of view, death can be a terrible evil for a person, even if they cease to exist at the time of death.
‘The Light of Life’ is a comprehensive exploration of the many dimensions of human existence, covering everything from the origin of our being to our ethical values and purpose in life. It speaks of the ultimate truth, the source of vitality that sustains us all. The shadow of death is a multifaceted phenomenon that can be viewed from different perspectives. It represents our universal fear of death, as well as our powerlessness and mortality.
Death is a certainty that awaits us all, yet the fear it instils is an ever-present shadow in our lives. We seek to evade it, to prolong our time on this earth, but in doing so, we invite grief, suffering, and despair. The fate of the departed souls also preoccupies our minds with a sense of anguish and concern. Despite this, there is a way to come to terms with death and find peace amidst the turmoil of life.
“Life is an unending river that flows through the transient world until it joins the boundless ocean of existence. Therefore, death does not signal the termination of a person’s life; it merely marks the end of their distinctive identity.” – Shree Shambav.