Q. If the purpose of living is to remember who we are, what is the purpose of dying?
M. The body was created to only last a certain period of time. Then when it is worn out we have to use another body more suitable for our learning.
Q. Is dying only for the body, or also for the soul?
M. No, the soul never dies. We just change clothes. After two days of wearing the same clothes, they get dirty, so we have to wash them. If they are too worn out, you throw them away and buy some new ones. So that is all. We just change our clothes.
Q. So we have consciousness and control even when we are at death?
M. Yes, but we cannot have controlling power unless we are enlightened and regain our greatness.
Q. Have you experienced death? Do you remember a death experience?
M. Well, I can every day! I die and I come back.
Q. Can I do that?
M. You can, and I will teach you how. I think that it was Saint Paul who said, "I die daily." When you are in Samadhi, you can sever the ties with this world for a few hours and then reconnect again. You come back because it isn't time to go. We must come back and finish our job again.
Q. Why do you want to die so many times?
M. I don't want to die. I just have to die in order to live.
Q. When we die, does our spirit stay in the atmosphere of this planet, or does it go to another world?
M. It depends on what you do this life. If you are virtuous, meaning giving to others, serving others as much as you can by your loving kindness, or by your property, or by your service of labor, then when you die you go to heaven, small heaven not a big one. To go back to the greatest Heaven, the end, the highest Heaven, you must practice to know the presence of God, the light and the sound of God within you. If we are not virtuous and we are abusing other people and we are unkind or unloving, after we die we go to hell. If our behavior is like an animal's, we might even have to wear an animal's clothes next time; meaning we have to experience the life of an animal in order to know how to be kind, how to behave as a human being.
Q. How do near-death experiences fit into your philosophy?
M. A near-death experience is truly also a death experience except that the so-called silver cord which connects our soul to our so-called physical instrument is not yet broken. So they truly have a death experience. Those who are virtuous and have a good conscience in life will see bright light and many beautiful dimensions, it is a true story. It is the same when you meditate, the only difference is that you can prolong this experience or have it again at will and extend it to a higher and higher dimension. So meditation is also an experience of death. Therefore Saint Paul said "I die daily." You leave the body and go to a higher beauty, and you can come back at will with some practice, not very long. Some people get it right at initiation and continue ever after.
Q. What lies beyond the cycle of karma and death?
M. It is the greatest wisdom and the highest bliss that we can ever know. This is our real Kingdom, because beyond the law of"sow and reap, there is the Law of Love. Only love and bliss. And if we break through the cycle of karma then we go to that dimension where there is no life, no death, no karma, only happiness, only satisfaction. But by only talking to you like this, I feel that we are degrading it somewhat, because the human language is easily misleading and very limited. Even the ordinary love between a man and a woman, how can you describe that?
Q. What happens to a person that commits suicide! What is the difference with those who die naturally?
M. Yes! There is a big difference. Most people who commit suicide are in a state of very low consciousness and great depression. The pressure of the world is too much for them. When we die in this kind of state of consciousness, we remain like this for a long time. This is not good for our soul. When you are so depressed, you want to get rid of the depression, but because of killing yourself, you stay depressed for a long time.
Q. Master, do You believe that the people who go to the other side, the people who die, can give messages or cure through those who remain alive?
M. Yes, but very, very seldom. Because most of the mediums are not powerful enough. People in heaven don't want to be in touch with this filthy world, when they are in heaven they see our world as very filthy and unfit to come back to. And we couldn't reach them in heaven because we are ordinary persons. Now the people who went to hell couldn't reach us either, because they are bound. So, it's hard to get true messages. It happens, it happens just rarely, seldom reliable.
Q. Why would a child have to die when he is so pure?
M. Because he doesn't need to live anymore. Maybe he went to Heaven. It is even purer. Sometimes, we have some work to do. For example, I have to stay here only three or four days, because this is the time I need to finish my work here. So I come for four days. And if I need to come again I will come again. Some souls have little to do with this physical world, so they come for a while, and then they go. They have sometimes a little karma to take from their parents, and then they have to leave.
Q. How should one treat a dead body, cremate it or bury it?
M. It depends on the landscape. The dead have already another abode, so the best is to cremate the body and scatter it into the sea where it belongs.