Death & Happiness (1/29/14)
When a child is born, who rejoices? The parents, relatives and friends. But who cries? The child.
However, when we die, it should be the other way round. We should be rejoicing and have the satisfaction that we made a contribution to the world and left the world a a little bit better place that we found it. Let the world cry that it has lost a good soul and become poorer.
Hindu philosophy believes that when good people pass away, they don’t die. Their names live on forever through their good deeds. Recall the last time you heard an eulogy. As people pay their respects, the most common things talked about are the little acts of kindness performed by the person during his lifetime. Little acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed. In fact, their impact becomes even more potent after a person is gone. That is when people realize how much those little acts of kindness meant to them.