veD OF mRUt`yu = DEATH:....WHAT IS DEATH?....
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on October 30, 2004

mRUt`yu (Death)



A puraaAN is a text of veD which is left for the current humanity to have the knowledge of the history of creation up to the time of the present veDik time era called kli-yug. This kli-yug is in the 29th chtuAR-yug (4-yug cycle of 4.32 million years) in the 7th mnvNTR (=306.72 million years) of the total of 14 in this kl`p (=4.32 billion years).  

There are a total of 18 major puraaANo. Each puraaAN details specific topics of creation history to date. Soon on this PVAF web site more details will be provided of each puraaAN for your study as per your interest. But once you start with a puraaAN you will be inspired to study all of them as your thirst for detailed knowledge of creation to date will keep on increasing. The inspiration for thirst of knowledge will come because you will start knowing that with the knowledge of creation history you have an option for yourself and your family and your community to have a HAPPIER TOMORROW THAN TODAY....And this is simply because of the cliché which says KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.....and also KNOWLEDGE IS THE ONLY THING WHICH ALLEVIATES AND ULTIMATELY ELIMINATES DuKH (pain and suffering in life) and REWARDS LIFE WITH suKH (happiness, joy and bliss).....

In the history of creation a process called mRUt`yu (Death) is essential for the continuity of creation and its evolution through creation time.....please click on the next line to know how YOU had been traveling through this creation history and how you will keep traveling for eternity assuming the infinite types of bodies.....The above and the following knowledge sharing from the veD library of SRii Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry will help you to decrease your suffering and pain in this life-time...REMEMBER KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.....

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 short immortal....

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 creates.

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 understand life and creation which exists in united state.....

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 further......

For those who can't stop grieving,
there's hope

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

Canadian 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 said.

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 Alberta.

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 intense grief.

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.


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