Experience of Death

Today, I died. I experienced death, and it was a delightful experience.

I forgot all about my worries in life in that moment, life just became a dream.

We lie to ourselves that the people who have passed away remember us and are with us. We may remember them, but they have long forgotten us and moved on. It is our duty to remember them, but it is their duty to forget us, leave us behind and move on – which happens in an instant.

All of one’s achievements and failures, all of one’s love and hates, all of one’s arguments and joys, all of one’s relationships and families, all of one’s close friends, siblings, spouses, children, relatives, all of one’s weaknesses and strengths, all of one’s property and poverty – it’s all forgotten about the very instant one dies.

The Guru Granth Sahib on Ang 10 says:

Raag Goojaree, Fifth Mehl:
Why, O mind, do you plot and plan, when the Dear Lord Himself provides for your care?
From rocks and stones He created living beings; He places their nourishment before them. ||1||
O my Dear Lord of souls, one who joins the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, is saved.
By Guru’s Grace, the supreme status is obtained, and the dry wood blossoms forth again in lush greenery. ||1||Pause||
Mothers, fathers, friends, children and spouses-no one is the support of anyone else.
For each and every person, our Lord and Master provides sustenance. Why are you so afraid, O mind? ||2||
The flamingoes fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind.
Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind? ||3||
All the nine treasures, and the eighteen supernatural powers are held by our Lord and Master in the Palm of His Hand.
Servant Nanak is devoted, dedicated, forever a sacrifice to You, Lord. Your Expanse has no limit, no boundary. ||4||5||

It is true that some people who die are so attached to this life and this world, that they wonder around as ghosts, neither in this world nor the next. But, we must let them go so they can let us go and move onto the next world.

Death ironically gives life. I feel so alive right now, and so clear and so worry-free about the future. I forgot my destiny for a while, and suddenly now I remember it again, why I came to Earth. I remember that I was sent to complete a mission of service to others.

Death made me forget all my doubts. Death balanced all my wild emotions. Death made me clear about life. Death is a blessing on this Earth. I bow the great Lord Shiva, who brings death when it is time.

I bow to the great sacrifice of the Sikh Gurus, who brought a light to Earth purer than anyone can imagine. This light is so pure that one must die in order to experience it. One’s ego must die. And in that moment it’s all revealed. The glory of God is revealed.

Ladies and gentlemen, wandering souls upon this Earth. Let go of all your attachments to the world and live your destiny in your allotted time. Remember your destiny, live your destiny, live with the grace and blessings of God and Guru in your heart. Love all, not the fewLove all, not the fewLove all, not the few.

Sat Naam – This will always be true throughout all time.

Posted by on January 7th, 2012 | 6 Comments