“Why does God allow children to suffer and die?” read the question.
To which I answered:
“Because God sees death as a beautiful transition, not a horrific disaster.”
And he responded: “Every torturer sees someone else’s torture and death as beautiful.”
And what did I say to that? I said this:
“What if death is actually quite beautiful, and the habitual terror of it blinds humans to that fact?”
You did, I am sure, notice that I did not speak to the suffering. Though maybe I should have … maybe I should have said that suffering is when we deny, refuse, and resist that which we are: nature, god, life, death…
It is an age old question: What is the significance of life if all we do is die in the end? Is there a deeper meaning to death?
In this episode of “Ask Deepak” on The Chopra Well, Deepak examines life and death from the perspective of identity and the myth of the permanence of identity. There is no such thing as a permanent identity, either as a perceiver or an object of perception. What exactly, then, is death? Is life itself dependent on death, and what IS permanent in our existence?
What do you think about life, death, and the deeper meaning of these cycles? Let us know in the comments section below!
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