EYE ON SPIRITUALITY: MAKING PEACE WITH DEATH
It has been a tricky week. At the very least three individuals I used to be near in some unspecified time in the future in my life have handed away, and I’ve heard of some different nice souls passing away.
Certainly one of my pricey Pundit pals, Gananathamritananda Swamiji, famous that there’s a Vedic calendar part to this:
We now come to the time of 12 months when Rishi Charaka has talked about the Yamadamshtra (the tooth of Lord Yama). This occurs yearly in October/November over the last 8 days of the month of Kartik and the primary eight days of the month of Margashirsha month. Calculations for these lunar months might differ barely relying on whether or not individuals comply with the amanta or purnimanta system. From what I’ve seen, this era typically appears to increase for a while earlier than and after the dates talked about by Sage Charaka. They are saying that Lord Yama comes near the bodily realm presently of 12 months, in search of souls prepared to go away the bodily realm. There are better probabilities of a sick, outdated or infirm particular person dying presently of 12 months than at some other time.
After we are younger, we dwell our lives considering that we have now been on this planet for a very long time and that we’re everlasting. As we get older and see our family and friends members go away, we’re woke up to how comparatively brief our time on this planet is, and that forces us to replicate on our lives.
What are we doing right here? Should you suppose that is about accumulating some huge cash and constructing a robust materials base, then in some unspecified time in the future Saturn will remind you that issues can change rapidly. This was no extra evident in the course of the Gulf Struggle, when the rich Kuwaiti oil barons fought within the desert for a loaf of bread. With the warfare in Ukraine we will see how rapidly issues can change. We’re right here to apply kindness and compassion and to assist others. You possibly can see from the best way the world is transferring that we higher get our affairs so as.
We dwell in a really altering and anxious world and I do know lots of you recognize or have misplaced somebody to Covid and I do know I see individuals dying mysteriously from coronary heart illness and most cancers and it is a little bit bit shocking.
I am in my 60s and have a whole lot of pals of their 70s, and it would not take a lot to attain one thing critical. Saturn takes over on the age of 70 for everybody within the Nasargika Dasha, which displays the pure cycles of life. We should keep in mind that Saturn is the good recycling agent that ensures that cookies are at all times recent from the oven. Who needs to eat 90 12 months outdated cookies? What form are the pressed flowers from thirty years in the past that we cherish in an outdated e book that we have now stored?
Timing dying in Vedic astrology is a really tough artwork and isn’t taught as typically as in historical occasions. In my first lecture with Chakrapani Ullal in 1985 he advised me that I might dwell to be 88 years outdated and after finding out the dying cycles I see that he was proper. But I really feel like we now have a number of X-Elements with the concern of nuclear warfare, bioweapons and lots of evil individuals in immediately’s world governments who don’t worth human life.
Being a Scorpio, with Mars in Bharani Nakshatra, related to Lord Yama, the God of Demise and Transformation, I’ve at all times had a fascination with dying. Over a interval of a 12 months and a half, round 2013-2014, I had over twenty family and friends members, and was compelled to make peace with dying or being dysfunctional. My non secular guru helped rather a lot.
It turns into clearer to me day-after-day that we should always dwell each second with pleasure and appreciation for easy issues: our walks in nature, the fantastic thing about summer time flowers, the enthusiastic howls of our beloved canines, the smells of recent pastries, the hugs from our household and the continued reference to the Divine by means of our meditation practices. If we activate the TV and get caught up of their propaganda, we’re doomed to dwell a lifetime of concern and cowering within the nook of our home. I’ve acquaintances who had been so afraid to go away their home throughout Covid that they hadn’t been exterior in 15 months. The media has created a mass psychosis that wishes to maintain us glued to the TV for his or her rankings, whereas they fill our hearts with concern. Is that this how we wish to dwell?
My non secular trainer eager about obituaries:
We die day-after-day after we fall asleep. The very last thing we take into consideration earlier than we fall asleep is usually the very first thing we keep in mind after we get up.
Demise is like sleep. What we take into consideration after we die and after we are reborn creates primal needs for the following life. If life is a sport and you reside it to the fullest, you possibly can embrace dying with out concern and never be a part of the continuum.
We should keep in mind to drop each remorse of the previous and dwell within the current and see the previous as a dream, after which each second you die and you’re renewed.
Are you afraid of going to mattress? Are you afraid you will not get up? Are you afraid of dying? Should you awaken inside and catch a glimpse of your self, you’ll not concern dying and the afterlife. The everlasting Self is past dying.
We should keep in mind that there isn’t a such factor as dying. The Soul by no means ceases to exist and dying is the best phantasm. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, whereas interviewing individuals who died on the working desk after which got here again to life, reminds us how inspiring the expertise might be. She notes that folks’s lives flash earlier than them, however solely the moments once they gave unconditional love and had been form. One woman received to spend time at a summer time camp when she gave up her in a single day journey to look after a disabled woman who could not come alongside. That is the most important wake-up name as a result of we have to keep in mind that it isn’t about how a lot stuff we accumulate, however how a lot love, kindness and compassion we offer day-after-day!
All of us have an expiration date and one of many secrets and techniques of dying is on individuals’s Jyotish charts. It isn’t one thing I wish to predict or trust in anymore with so many XX elements on the planet. When our time is up, we proceed to evolve on one other airplane. Life is everlasting and goes on.
Dying is nothing greater than taking off your coat and altering garments, leaving a smoky and stuffed room and going out into the recent air and daylight and being free. The heaviness is launched and they’re able to take flight with the tune.
There’s nothing to concern in dying. It has been occurring since time immemorial and it’s about taking a brand new step in your everlasting existence. There’s nothing to tremble about. If we dwell day-after-day as if no different day will likely be stuffed with pleasure, love and laughter, we may have no regrets. Now greater than ever, it is essential to maintain telling everybody round us how a lot we love them, let go of petty arguments and bitterness, and understand how valuable all of us are. Make up with these you maintain grudges with. They will not be there subsequent 12 months.
Transfer past concern and in the direction of love. I am reminded of a quote from one in all my favourite books: Emmanuel’s e book,
You’ll not exhaust the love within the universe if you happen to take up it from now till the tip of time. Love is the one factor that exists. Love is common communication. It’s the vitality that created and sustains the universe. God is love. All matter is fashioned by love. There’s an natural love that speaks to everybody, if solely they will hear. A leaf is held collectively by the ability of affection. . . .
The best want in a soul is to achieve that love for itself, which is able to result in unity, through which the judgments which have prompted such ache are eradicated.
Take pleasure in my YouTube video, Secrets and techniques of Demise from my astrology class on well being.