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Morning Musings… 3

The day began on a sombre note for me with the news of the great Pele being no more. The people of my generation and before would surely recall the way he played, the way he commanded the game and the way he was followed. To add to the woes, another piece of bad news that the mother of the Indian PM passed away too. The visuals of the PM paying his last respects are disturbing and makes one sad.

To the life born, death is imminent.

As Shreemad Bhagwad Geeta says:

वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय
नवानि गृह्णाति नरोऽपराणि।
तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णा
न्यन्यानि संयाति नवानि देही।।2.22।।

That death is merely like changing of old clothes for new. As the body deteriorates the soul leaves the old body to take up a new one.

Yet the acceptance of death is very difficult for common people like us. It is the bond of oneness, the bond of love,warmth and care that incites the feeling of losing our loved ones and makes us feel sad. A thought of Mother leaving for a pilgrimage or going for a picnic makes the child feel insecure, we can imagine the state of person when you know that now you are not going to see her in person anymore is very terrifying and painful.

My dear readers let us all learn to respect life and accept death in our own little ways. The journey doesnt stop at death but continues in a different terrain…


Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

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