Time of Death is Set at the Time of Birth

Swami Muktananda (spiritual teacher in India, 1908-1982) wrote in his book Does Death Really Exist?:

“It does not come early and it does not come late. The moment of departure is set at the time of birth, and it does not change by even a minute. Death is the one thing in this world that is always on time.”

That resonates with me as truth, and yet it brings up continuous questions. What about situations in which it seems like a person was saved from death by something that happened? For example, what if someone was all ready to commit suicide but then they just “happened” to read my blog article “It Is Your Duty To Live” and they changed their mind and did not commit suicide.

In that instance, was it a miracle that saved them from dying, or was it already pre-determined that they would read that article since it was not yet their set time to die? What do you think?

Are you comfortable thinking about death? Do you feel at peace, knowing that you will die at the right time? Did you know that meditating on death can help you to happy up your life? Contemplating death is a spiritual practice that can help you to live more fully in the present moment.

Please share your thoughts in the comments below, down where it says “Leave a Reply.”

May All Beings Know Deep Peace.

Happy MahaShivaratri
to all who are celebrating
the Hindu festival to honor Lord Shiva.
Om Namah Shivaya!

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StarFire Teja’s Prayer This Day

 

May the Great Mystery gift each of us
with all the miracles, magic, and mojo
that we need to achieve our goals in 2019!

Making goals and working towards them is an ongoing process that we don’t just do in January. When reaching towards our goals, if it feels like reaching to touch the stars, it may be time to re-evaluate and be open to changing our goals. Sometimes there is a feeling of freedom when letting go of an old goal that is no longer in alignment with who we are now.

This year I am birthing a new version of me, and I have set some high goals for 2019:

1. By March 31st, sell 1,809 copies of my new book, The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes. (Only 1,799 to go!)

2. By December 31st, attract 19,000 followers to this starfireteja blog. (Only 18,995 to go!)

Since I do not currently have the funds to hire a publicist, these goals feel a bit like reaching for the stars, but I’m reaching out anyway and I’m open to miracles! Somewhere deep inside me, I still believe in magic, even though I’ve been through many hardships over the past 9+ years.

So how are your current goals feeling? Are you reaching for the stars this year?

 
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech