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Smart Quote of the Day, October 3, 2015

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" . . . the soul itself is not subject to death . . . but leaving the present body and entering into another body is very painful. At death the living entity can no longer bear to remain in his present body- the pain is so acute."

Today's Smart Quote is from A Second Chance, Chapter 4, in the section entitled, "Neither Birth Nor Death."

At the time of death people become very anxious to save themselves, especially those who have been sinful. Of course, the soul itself is not subject to death (na hanyate hanyamane sarire), but leaving the present body and entering into another body is very painful. At death the living entity can no longer bear to remain in his present body- the pain is so acute. Sometimes when a person’s life becomes too painful he commits suicide. But suicide is a sin punishable by the laws of karma.