In the various puraaANo it is
stated that YOU as a human being are composed of
aat`maa (soul) which makes its own body to
reside in during a life travel. YOUR body is made from
pRkRUti which is the first perishable
power that is created by the imbalancing of 4-guno
of mHaa-maayaa which is one of the
primary shk`ti (power) of
creator bRH`m. All bodies are made
out of 24 tt`v of
pRkRUti which gives all bodies their
functional powers. A tt`v is a
shk`ti which has powers to create all
organs and faculties of a creation. The 3-guno
are st`v, rjs and
tms which every creation or body made
out of pRkRUti possesses. The
3-guno are what gives all creations
powers to experience all emotions and also do all the
kARm a creations does. aat`maa
of YOUR body has the power to make YOUR body alive.
YOUR aat`maa is unborn, cannot
die, is imperishable, is formless, has no guno
or is not affected by 3-guno, cannot
be cut, cannot be killed, cannot be burned, cannot be wetted or in short cannot
be affected by anything created out of pRkRUti....in
YOUR body is perishable through out is existence and affected by all
that YOU experience and do....but most important YOUR body is
mortal and time-limited....
YOUR aat`maa travels
through infinite life-time journeys for eternity assuming bodies it creates out
of pRkRUti....For each life-time
travel YOUR aat`maa designs
its own body to suit the purpose of each life-time travel. And each of YOUR
life-time travel, as we have learned in various postings on this
PVAF web site, is for receiving the
kARm-fl of kARm
performed in YOUR previous life-time travels.....YOU have to
experience what you dished out in previous life-time travels and made others
happy or suffer in pain...If YOU made others happy with your previous
kARm then you will receive happy and
joyful kARm-fl in following lives. If
YOU made others suffer pain then YOU will recieve painful
kARm-fl in the following lives. There
are no forgivings or discounts or write-offs in receiving
kARm-fl......what you dished out
you must experience.....
With the knowledge of how life-cycles work,
mRUt`yu (death) has no meaning in life other than a reference
point in life travels where YOUR aat`maa
abandons one body and then creates and resides in another body which it itself
Then knowing the above is there any point in crying over death or grieving
after death of a fellow life traveller...In various
puraaANo this simple questions is asked of a life traveller:
"YOU have traveled so many life-times....that
means YOU had so many fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, relatives, friends
and possessions and you were a father, mother, daughter, son, relative and a
friend to YOUR fellow travelers...So how come you
do not cry or grieve for all those of YOUR previous lives?....
The current understanding of life and creation among humanity is
limited....the humanity is searching for who it is, why it is here in this part
of the universe and what it should be doing....The current sciences are
searching for these answers....but sciences are in a very infant state and
divergent from each other....to understand life and creation which exists in
To get a sample taste of the above statement with reference to death please
click on the a research report on death and grieving from Canadian
Globe and Mail by continuing to read
For those who can't stop
Extreme grief is much more than depression,
Ten years after a loved one's death,
the loss can feel like it happened yesterday
says psychologist William Piper
By MARK HUME
Globe and Mail: Friday, October 29, 2004
Vancouver — Grief gets complicated when it gets so intense it cripples someone's
ability to maintain relationships, hold a job, or function from day to day. Few
people know more about this troubled state of mind than William Piper, a
professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.
Prof. Piper has studied the psychology of grieving for 20 years. He is a leading
proponent of the concept that complicated grief is clinically distinct from
depression, and believes that once identified, it can be treated effectively.
In an interview in his office at UBC recently, the psychologist described how
two basic components distinguish complicated grief from depression.
"The first is referred to as unresolved grief. It refers to a collection of
symptoms that include being preoccupied with the lost person, yearning for the
lost person's return and visiting places where they had special activities," he
The second component involves what are called "intrusive memories," upsetting
thoughts that flash back to a person throughout the day.
While those are also symptoms that well-adjusted people can experience to some
degree, the feelings meet the criteria for complicated grief when they become
intense and prolonged. Some people are so deeply troubled by grief they become
emotionally crippled for years. It's like mourning that never lifts, where the
feelings are so powerful people have trouble maintaining relationships. Those
with complicated grief can cut off contact with their families, suffer anxiety
attacks, depression, become heavy drinkers or smokers, or become so emotionally
fragile they lose their ability to work.
Breaking that cycle of grief is a challenge that Prof. Piper and his colleagues
are tackling with new approaches being tested at UBC and the University of
A technique that has been working involves placing patients who have been
clinically diagnosed with complicated grief into small groups that work with a
counsellor for 12 weeks. The study has shown that rather than dragging each
other down, the patients have often found a commonality in their struggles that
have made them collectively stronger.
"They have a clear common problem and a kind of bonding in the group takes place
which allows patients to work harder, to trust each other," said Prof. Piper.
"We're pretty impressed by the results so far."
Follow-up studies have found the short, intense therapy sessions continued to
have a positive impact a year after the therapy ended. "People can get their
lives back," he said.
Prof. Piper's research is now trying to determine the optimum mix for groups, by
trying to put together people who have similar levels of maturity in terms of
their relationships with others.
Studies indicate that complicated grief is a widespread problem. Some experts
think 20 per cent of the general population could be affected.
One study of Prof. Piper's found that 55 per cent of the patients who visited
two Vancouver psychiatric outpatient clinics had experienced the death of a
person that was significant to them. And of those, 60 per cent met the criteria
for complicated grief.
"We assessed every person that walked in the door for one year. We found about
one out of every three met the criteria for complicated grief. We were a bit
surprised," said Prof. Piper.
He said health professionals, who can be too quick to diagnose a patient's
problem as depression, frequently miss the problem.
"Usually people don't come into outpatient psychiatry clinics complaining of
grief. They are anxious or depressed. And often, because of waiting lists and
the strain on the health-care system, assessors have to see a large number of
patients. They often don't inquire about complicated grief symptoms as their
first line of questioning. As a result, complicated grief isn't often detected."
The result is that people suffering from complicated grief are frequently given
anti-depressants, which might work for depression but not for feelings of
The prolonged nature of complicated grief was one of the surprising things that
emerged from Prof. Piper's studies. Patients were typically troubled by the
death of a significant person that had occurred more than five years earlier.
The average time since the loss was 9.7 years. "Ten years later and they are
still suffering," said Prof. Piper.
Most of those experiencing complicated grief had lost a parent, which was
something that Prof. Piper hadn't anticipated.
"The literature on complicated grief has been much more devoted to elderly
patients who have lost a spouse, or it has emphasized the loss of a child as
being one of the most traumatic types of losses. Almost no one talks about
parents. People are expected to take that in stride. But nearly half of the
patients we studied experienced complicated grief around the loss of a parent."
Prof. Piper said that while psychiatrists are becoming better at identifying and
treating complicated grief, the problem isn't going away.
If anything, it's going to get worse.
"As the baby-boom wave ages, more people will lose their parents," said Prof.
Piper. "That's inevitable."
But by learning better ways to identify and treat the problem, health workers
can help break the grip of complicated grief said Prof. Piper, whose research is
funded by the federal government's Canadian Institutes of Health Research.