birth to death, life is a dangerous thing.
The brave pass through it without care for the risks.
The prudent take precautions.
The cowardly are afraid of everything.
But ultimately, what happens to each one is only what the
Supreme Will has decided.
- The Mother
is not at all what you believe it to be. You expect from death
the neutral quietness of an unconscious rest. But to obtain
that rest you must prepare for it.
When you die you lose only your body and at the same time
the possibilities of relation with and action on the material
world. But all that belongs to the vital world does not disappear
with the material substance; all your desires, attachments,
cravings persist with the sense of frustration and disappointment,
and all that prevents you from finding the expected peace.
To enjoy a peaceful and eventless death you must prepare for
it. And the only effective preparation is the abolition of
long as we have a body we have to act, to work, to do something:
but if we do it simply because it has to be done, without
seeking for the result or wanting it to be like this or like
that, we get progressively detached and thus prepare ourselves
for a restful death.
If you wish to escape from death, you must not bind yourself
to anything perishable.
One can conquer that alone which one fears not, and he who
fears death has already been vanquished by death.
make much of death and external afflictions; but the only
tragedies are the soul's failures and the only epic man'striumphant
ascent towards godhead.
Why are men obliged to leave their bodies?
Because they do not know how to keep up with Nature in her
progress towards the Divine.
Should one respect the body of a dead person? If so, how?
should respect everything, living and dead, and know that
everything lives in the Divine Consciousness.
The respect should be felt in the heart and the inner attitude.
Is the Divine there in the body of a dead person?
Divine is everywhere; and I repeat that for the Divine
there are no living or deadeverything lives eternally.
What should we do to make the soul happy, so that it reincarnates
in good conditions, for example in a spiritual environment?
no sorrow and remain very peaceful and quiet, while keeping
an affectionate remembrance of the one who has departed.
Do souls weep?
something separates them from the Divine.
How can one stop someone from weeping?
him sincerely and deeply without trying to stop his tears.
Age and Death
those years that are passed uselessly make you grow old.
A year spent uselessly is a year during which no progress
has been accomplished, no growth in consciousness has been
achieved, no further step has been taken towards perfection.
Consecrate your life to the realisation of something higher
and broader than yourself and you will never feel the weight
of the passing years.
- The Mother