To earth you’ll return

“If you realize that your physical body is not permanent, that it is going to be sucked into earth one day, and that that day could be today, your quest for spirituality intensifies.”


The reminder of one’s mortality has always been the fundamental force behind the human search for something beyond. Nobody would seek spirituality if they did not know that they would die. When you are young, you tend to think you are immortal, but slowly, as you get older, the body reminds you that you are mortal.

It is believed that Lord Shiva constantly spent time in cremation grounds. Almost every yogi has spent time in cremation grounds. These places remind you of your mortality. When somebody dies, even if you do not know that person, you feel a sense of sadness, for the life lost and for the bereaved family members.

The mortal nature of your existence dawns upon more clearly at the time of death, even if it is of a stranger.

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