Superstitions about Death

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Superstitions about Death
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 October 17
Time Unknown
Place Patna, India
Topic What happens after death
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3
Location in Sarkarverse
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Superstitions about Death is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1978 October 17 in Patna, India. This discourse is the fifteenth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3.[1]

Synopsis

Eternal hell or heaven is a totally defective idea. The belief in the existence of Tala, Atala, Talatala, Pátála, Atipátála, and Rasátala is also incorrect. We should not encourage these approaches. There is no hell or heaven, and no one will go to hell or heaven for eternity after death, or lie in a grave forever; nor will anyone have to wait until any Day of Judgement. By constant ideation on Brahma, that is by surrendering to the Supreme, and by constant service, one should consummate one’s reactive momenta and establish oneself in Parama Puruśa. In this way you will attain blessedness forever. This is the proper path.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that those who believe in a final doomsday are either not acquainted with the right philosophy or are thinking irrationally. Anandamurti then explains that after the nerve cells no longer function, the mind gets dissociated from the body in search of a suitable form (according to one's reactive momenta). Similarly, the mind never gets reposed in a graveyard. Rather, it keeps moving in search for a new body. Only the body becomes a part of the earth. Anandamurti goes on explaining that both ideas of going to hell or heaven and waiting for judgement lying in a grave are wrong. One should aspire to follow the path of righteousness and to achieve everlasting, supreme happiness.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3 
Preceded by
Everybody Obeys Him
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3
With: Superstitions about Death
Succeeded by
Shráddha