As far as I remember, I have never considered myself immortal. My mother is a spiritual lady and she has told us many stories on life and death. I think she has educated us right from our childhood days that we are mortal and have finite years on earth. God has sent us on earth to do good deeds and be a good human at heart. Then only we will go to heaven else door of hell is always open for us.
A thought always hover in my mind ” Is hell really so scary and heaven so beautiful”. If you read spiritual books many things are written and expounded in detail about hell and heaven. Being a kid, I was always fascinated by stories of life after death(I still am). These stories would leave me intrigued to find things on my own (about life after death) and I have many times thought of attempting it. But thought of me, being dead in exploring it, had stopped me from doing so. Death is so scary(we all know)!!
I have read a book (The laws of the spirit world by Khorshed Bhavnagri) which has explained, about life after death and I have so far, found it true to an extent. I think whatever is written in this book truly applies to every living being especially humans. As per the book, our actual life is divided into seven realms and we need to climb up realms through good karma. To be eligible to go up the ladder. spirits need to prove themselves, for which they need to come on earth. I term it as a game, which is played by God with us, in which we are sent on earth to prove ourselves as a good spirit and then only we will get a door to upper realm. But the game is played with a twist in which our memory of our actual being is cleared and we don’t remember our purpose(goal) with which we have been sent on earth.
Here on earth we have family, our near and dear ones whom we love and they love us too. Losing our loved ones leaves us disheartened and helpless. For some people such incidents happen in a bizarre and for some it’s a planned destiny of loss, but it shakes us from within. Losing loved/known people makes us feel as if time has stopped and everything seems vague and immaterial. I have this feeling whenever any news of losing somebody I have known for years comes to me. But life is planned so beautifully by God that we humans move ahead and again get engrossed in materialistic pleasures of life. We forget about our goals (good deeds) and get lost in these pleasures of life. Now the question is what is good deed? I have felt that it is difficult to describe as what is good and what is bad. Something which is good for someone can be bad for the other. If you do something good you feel it from within and that’s it. To win a game you need to be focused and everyone knows that being good and doing good makes everyone happy.This is a game played by “The Almighty” and we are his creatures sent on earth for a purpose.
I think everyone on earth knows that life span is finite for them, but still all of us keep planning for tomorrow. We schedule meetings, holidays, party, work and many other things well on advance. Who knows whether he/she is going to be alive another second. Life is short and nothing is going to stay forever. Live as if there is no tomorrow.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finite Creatures.”