Smart Quote of the Day, January 1, 2016

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Easy

". . . after death superior authorities will offer us a certain type of body, and we cannot say, 'Oh no, sir, I do not want this body.' We have to accept it."

Today's Smart Quote is from A Second Chance, Chapter 10, in the section entitled, "Changing Bodies."

. . . This change [of body] is executed under the supervision of higher authorities (daiva-netrena). According to one's religious and irreligious acts, one has to accept a particular type of body in a particular position and suffer. Our sufferings are classified as adhibhautika, adhyatmika, and adhidaivika. Adhyatmika miseries are those caused by our own bodies and minds, adhibhautika miseries are those inflicted by other living entities, and adhidaivika miseries are those which are inflicted by higher authorities (devas) and which are completely beyond our control--such as earthquake, drought, flood, and famine. We cannot adjust these situations. In the same way, after death superior authorities will offer us a certain type of body, and we cannot say, "Oh no, sir, I do not want this body." We have to accept it.