I would like to write down the rest of the lecture, too, because I think these things can be interesting not only for our yoga students. Yesterday I explained about the different Karmas and death.
Many people here are very afraid of death. But with the philosophy of the Karmas there is no reason for it. Okay, if you die today maybe tomorrow you will be born in a new body. When you have lived all your Karma, you will be liberated and that is the real death. It is the greatest event of life. And this is how it is so amazing in the eastern philosophy how they invite death. They want to embrace and celebrate death.
In the Bhagawat Gita there is a dialogue between Arjun and Krishna. Arjun asks if there is anything definite in this world and Krishna replies that in this world everything can happen. Nothing is sure, nothing is definite except for one thing! Death. This will definitely happen.
There was a great man that I told you about already, his name was Kabir. He said ‘The whole world is afraid of death but I am happily looking forward to it. I want to hug death and become one with God.’ A lot of people are afraid of death and when it comes then they are not aware. Can you imagine how it would be if this biggest fear was gone? Imagine!
I think I haven’t told you about that great Yogi who invited his disciples months before his death to come and see him for a last time. He said that one particular day would be the last chance to meet him. So thousands of people came and he gave a lecture and after it he just said ‘It is time to go, bye’ and died. So you see, it is true, when you know about your Karmas you can predict the time of death. This happened about 40 years ago. This fear of death is somehow crazy because we are actually born for dying. However many people close their eyes and pretend that they will never die. They do not realize that not only everybody else but they, too, have to die one day. There is no need to be afraid.
When I was in Sweden someone was shooting for a movie and wanted to have an interview with me for that movie. As they wanted to have a nice scenery they had hired a small plane and the interviewer, the cameraman, the pilot and I went up in the air. And that journalist was very afraid of that small plane. He felt sick and told me how afraid he was. But I asked him ‘What can happen? The worst thing is that we crash and die. That’s it and that is okay. If it is time for that now, fine, then it happens. He was pretty amazed by the answer and could not really say anything against this logic.
Today we arrived in Wuppertal and had a Darshan in the evening. People enjoyed the peaceful energy.