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Death Sikh Scripture

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After day the night comes and after the night the day dawns, time and tide wait for no one.

(SGGS p. 41)

Death does not discriminate between age, gender, race and, again, time. Death ends the physical existence on earth, but Sikhs believe that the soul is eternal and not destructible. Therefore it is a simple transition or a change of frequency for the soul after physical death.

Death is a reality, whatever is born must die.

(SGGS p. 227)


(SGGS p. 448)

Contrary to many thoughts and traditions in the West, death is not considered a dark, dangerous or fearful phenomenon, but a beautiful, sweet celebration of life. We have nothing to fear if we have led a truthful, dutiful and fruitful life on earth.

The fear of death and rebirth is removed by performing loving devotional service to the Lord of the World.

(SGGS p. 45)

Death is simply a natural organic process; it is renewal, the old making room for the new. In fact the death that is mentioned again and again through the teachings is the death of the consciousness. Everyone says, ‘I will die, I will die.’

But he alone becomes immortal, who dies with intuitive understanding. Those who do not know the Lord, die over and over again, and then depart.

(SGGS p. 327)



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