What exactly happens at the time of leaving the body during death?

This question cannot be answered by a living person as he has not experienced death. It cannot be answered by a dead person since he cannot come back to narrate the experience. Only an enlightened being, a person who has gone through death consciously and come back anew, can exactly explain what happens during death.

I am going to reveal the mystery of death now. This may be surprising, even shocking to many of you. But this is the truth. Whether you believe it or not, accept it or not, this is what happens at the time of death. We do not just have one body. The physical body is just one of the seven bodies we have. It is the only gross body that can be felt and seen in space-time. However, we actually have seven layers or bodies or planes of existence. Since these layers have a subtle existence they cannot be seen or felt by the ordinary eye.

Each of the bodies holds a corresponding emotion. For example, the pranic body holds all the desires that arise in life. The mental body holds all the feelings of guilt experienced in life. The etheric body holds the experiences of mental pain felt in life.

When the spirit leaves the body it crosses all the seven body layers. The physical body dies. But, the remaining six bodies do not totally die. If you are holding a lot of desires in your life, all those unfulfilled desires are held in the pranic body. So even though the physical body dies, the pranic body does not die. When the life force leaves the pranic body, the being experiences tremendous suffering. Read More

Are ghosts real ?

IA Participant: Swamiji, I had some question, but that has been answered.  I am very curious about the time duration.  You answered, ‘One-and-a-half hours medically’, you answered, ‘Thirteen days’.  Between the various analogies you have given about fractured mirror and the other mirror, I am very curious as to, when they say “spirits”, “troubled souls”…….

Swamiji: They are the committed, people who committed suicide.  Those terrorized souls….  See, you can’t even call them “souls”; it is like a broken, chaotic mirror on which the slight reflection also falls, because the reflection is universal.  So, what happens to that broken pieces of mirror is, it is so restless, it tries to jump here and there, but it is not powerful enough to enter into our body and harm us, because we already have a soul.  One body cannot have two souls.  So, it cannot harm you.  They can only be seen by you.  You get frightened and be harmed, you harm yourself.  They themselves have no power to harm you, because, ghosts have no power to harm you.  That is what I am talking now.  Because you have seven layers of you.  Let me describe the layers:

  • The body made out of bone, flesh, is the first layer.  
  • Second layer is your breathing structure, your breathing structure which has five actions – inhaling, holding, spreading, exhaling, cleaning – five actions.  This breathing infrastructure is called second layer. 
  • Your thinking infrastructure, that is third layer. 
  • Your feeling infrastructure, emotions, that is fourth layer.  
  • The deep sleep time what you experience, the rejuvenation infrastructure, like a refuel station, the fuelling station, that is the fifth layer.   
  • And, the bliss, joy, you experience once in a while in your life, the Completion, that is the sixth layer.   
  • And the soul reflection is the seventh layer. 

You have seven layers now.  But, that terrorized soul will have only three layers: the soul reflection, Completion layer, and the rejuvenation layer.  It will not have the emotion infrastructure, the thinking infrastructure, breathing infrastructure, and five senses body infrastructure.  When it has four layers less, it is less powerful than you.  It cannot harm you.  It can be seen by you, perceived by you, it can be your servant; but it cannot harm you. 

For example, if I tell a ghost, ‘Take this water bottle and keep it there.’, he can do it, but he cannot harm you.  For any human-being, he cannot harm.  Even if I tell, ‘Go and harm and that person!’, he cannot harm you.  He can appear in front of you; seeing that you can get frightened.  But he himself cannot torture you and give you suffering, because, he is a less powerful species, he is not a more powerful species than you.  That is why, all the black magic, sending the ghosts, all these negative energy things, they can only appear in front of you in the terrorizing form.  If you just laugh at them they can’t do anything.  They cannot touch you.  They cannot disturb you.  But seeing the form, you get shakened, frightened, have heart attack; it is all your stupidity.  By law they cannot touch you.  And by the natural flow of life, they will not be able to harm you.  They cannot enter your body like how the movies are showing.  They cannot snatch away something from you, or they can’t even touch you, because, you are a higher species than them.  It is like a tree; tree cannot come and beat you, understand.  Because, he does not have many powers you have.  You also breathe, he also breathes.  But if you run away, he cannot chase you.  Many powers which you have, he doesn’t have.  Same way, he cannot even fall on you and kill you.  Only if the wind comes, he can fall.  That is not out of his will; beyond his will only he falls.  Same way, a ghost is a lower level species.  He cannot harm you.  He cannot do anything to you.  He can only be seen by you.  He can only maximum request you for help. 

The ghost, maximum help you can do to them is, giving them the shraaddha in some energy centres like Badri, Bodh Gaya, or a Master’s stomach.  The food you offer to him, offer to Master, directly goes as shraaddha, pinda tharpana, to the ghosts, and they feel they are liberated.  They are given the smooth waiting lounge, or the smooth passover to the next body.  If your family ghost comes, the only help they can ask you is, they can ask you to give pinda tharpana.  If you give food to an enlightened master, or food, the shraaddha in brahma kapala, so those few kind of help you can do to them; other than that you also can’t help them in any way, they also can’t harm you in any way.  That much only is the maximum help they can ask you.  If you feel your parents or relatives, your family members’ ghost is present in your house, you are seeing them once in a while, or somebody is seeing them, you don’t need to be afraid; they may be just begging you for help to liberate them, to give shraaddha for them, to give pinda tharpana for them; that’s all, nothing else.  

And please understand, just let me repeat this.  A lawyer has to give the right legal opinion.  So, now, whatever word I am uttering, I am responsible for it.  I tell you, for all these words, I am responsible.  With that responsibility I am saying, everything I am uttering is the truth, because I know many of you will plan about your life, your death, your future based on my inputs now.  So I am responsible for the words I am uttering.