Yesterday I was writing about the journey of life and said that logically the end of this journey would be your dying day. For Hindus it is actually not even that. In Hindu philosophy, as you all probably know, the death of this life is not the end. It is just another stop, another station on your journey. After that, you are reborn and another life starts.
This belief in reincarnation is probably one of the reasons that Hinduism is so popular and why so many people are attracted to this religion. The fear of death is immensely reduced if you can believe that you will live on in some form. If this death is only temporary, you don’t need to be afraid of it.
Where is the end of this journey? When you reach liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth. This is the point when you don’t need to come to this world anymore. In Hinduism, that is the goal of the complete journey. That is the point when you have zero Karma left to work on, when you don’t have to live on this world anymore and your soul unites with the one big soul.
I however don’t even worry about that. I don’t believe that I need to think that far. I feel liberated in each moment. Each moment that I spend in happiness and love is a moment of liberation for me. Who cares about the rest of the journey? Who cares about another incarnation or another life? If I can just continue my journey the way it is, enjoying love, I will be happy and satisfied. If I die, it is fine. If I come back to this world to another life, it is fine. If I don’t come back, it is also fine.