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Death: The Flight of the Soul

Death: The Flight of the Soul

Through the ages Western man has alternately pondered or ignored death, the most persistent yet least understood fact of our existence.…

The Time of Death

For the yogi his practice is most severely tested at the time of death. The Supreme Personality of Godhead says, "Anyone who quits his body, at the end of life,…

Youth Suicide: Encounters With Hopelessness

Youth Suicide: Encounters With Hopelessness

Seeing only unhappiness in their futures young people are taking their own lives in numbers that are shocking. Surprisingly, many of the victims are quite well off in terms of…

The Death of My Father

The Death of My Father

My sister called and told me, "Dad has cancer, and the doctors say he has, at most, six months to live." I was shocked. It was totally unexpected, as he…

Decoration of The Dead Body

In many countries people follow the custom of leading a procession of decorated dead body for the pleasure of the lamenting relatives and in the same way the modern trend…

Just Like a Ghost

Just Like a Ghost

Ghosts are denied any existence in the modern scheme of things, but nevertheless the exploits of such beings are widely reported in newspapers, periodicals and books, and on television as…

Death on the Evening News

While recently watching the evening news, I saw that almost the entire show was about killing and death: a murder, a rash of drug poisonings, a massacre of refugees by…

Death: The Traveller’s Nightmare

Death: The Traveller’s Nightmare

By disease, accident or providence every one of us will be forced out of our body for what seems an unknown destination. Death's stroke doesn't wait for us to resolve…

Is This Airplane Trip Really Necessary?

The crash of a Boeing 737 jetliner in which 78 people died, raises the perennial question of why people feel compelled to travel so much. Domestically, Americans travel more than…

Death by Suicide at an Early Age

Death by Suicide at an Early Age

He was the consummate student, disciplined, industrious. Eventually my friend Ralph, in his search for meaning, committed suicide at the age of sixteen. No one was less surprised than me.…

Anthropomorphism — Notes from the Editor

"I would be delighted if there were life after death . . . but I am also a scientist . . ." Apparently he thinks that as a scientist, he…

A Suicidal Civilization — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

A Suicidal Civilization — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

They are openly committing suicide, and the rest of the people are covertly committing suicide. This man who found out how to construct an atom bomb—he's thinking that now his…

Dying in the Material World

Scientists investigating the causes of aging and death will also have to die. At the time of their death, if they have neglected the purpose of life--spiritual realization--what will they…

Mr. Bernard Shaw’s Wishful Desire

Mr. Bernard Shaw’s Wishful Desire

Mr. Shaw or Mahatma Gandhi both are distinguished thinkers and lead the world in respect of many things. There are other great men and scientists who are equally respected leaders…

Old Age–An Age-Old Problem

Old Age–An Age-Old Problem

We long for permanence. Although aging is foretold by our very birth, we nevertheless fight to stave off its insidious encroach. Faced with mounting evidence that we will grow old…