Smart Quote of the Day, March 10, 2016

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"The missing point of modern civilization is that there is no educational system to instruct people on what happens after death. Thus we have the most defective education, because without this knowledge of what happens after death, one dies like an animal. The animal does not know that he is going to have another body; he has no such knowledge."

Today's Smart Quote is from the Science of Self Realization, Chapter Seven, in the section entitled, "Saintly Compassion"

Acceptance of the chain of birth and death is a diseased condition of the soul. The soul has no birth and death and no disease, because it is spirit. Krishna says in the Bhagavad-gita (2.20): na jayate, the soul has no birth, and mriyate, it has no death. Nityah sasvato 'yam purano/ na hanyate hanyamane sarire. The soul is eternal and everlasting. It is not lost with the dissolution of this body. Na hanyate hanyamane sarire [Bg. 2.20]. Na hanyate means that it is not killed or destroyed, even after the destruction of this body.

The missing point of modern civilization is that there is no educational system to instruct people on what happens after death. Thus we have the most defective education, because without this knowledge of what happens after death, one dies like an animal. The animal does not know that he is going to have another body; he has no such knowledge.