Is death the ultimate truth? I asked this question to myself a couple of times during last weeks. I wrote a tribute to Dadaji on his birthday as he passed away in Jan 2012. I met with Rajgopaul uncleji recently; his father also expired recently so did my maternal uncle.

I learnt a great deal from my uncle. He was very active and hardworking. The most critical lesson to learn from him was – working with complete responsibility, commitment and without much of expectations. I saw his this ethic resulting in fruition always. He did few businesses and was very successful. He also inculcated these ethics in my cousins. A hundred bows to my uncle. I cannot forget him and his subtle and effective teachings without teaching those extrinsically to us.

My uncle’s death made me think very seriously about death – “Is death the ultimate truth?”. I have heard that our cells die every second and thus in a couple of months we are completely a new person. It is true that physically we change. In fact the reality is – the day we are born we start dying. (I think Osho said that). So physically, I am not the same Pravin who started writing these blogs about 2 years back. The one who used to write earlier and the one who is writing today is different. Yet, there is still a connection, I personally know that I am the same Pravin who used to blog, is blogging and hopefully keep on blogging at “business2buddha @ wordpress”.

The question to ask is – what is that which does not change even if physically we change a lot? “That something” which does not change keeps us the same, perhaps it does not die. So with death does it die too? I believe the concept of Soul or Atman in Hindi, has evolved from the same question.

I wonder if death is the ultimate truth, but I believe that there is something which defines an individual – something beyond the physical being.

Books I read on Related topics –

Same Soul Many Bodies

Many Lives, Many Masters

Only Love Is Real

KRD Pravin

Here I am supposed to write about myself. Professionally, I am quite serious and a workaholic; personally I am an individual who enjoys what he does and takes life as it comes. I am passionate about my work and actions and empathetically careful, attached and committed to them. All this makes me a fierce competitive professional and yet a compassionate soul, the Yin and the Yang together. Balancing is the art to be practiced using the middle path. From -


Rummuser · September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

“Never Born, Never Died, Just Visited This Planet.” – Osho.

barron2004 · September 20, 2012 at 12:48 am

@Rummuser Nice Quote and so true!

For me, Death is the greatest joke god played on man.

sampoorna · September 20, 2012 at 1:11 am

I dont want to hear that word…

    KRD Pravin · September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Dear Sampoorna, whether you want to hear that or not, whether you say no, death would come. It comes to our physical being at least.

    nainam chindanti sastrani, nainam dahati pavakah
    na cainam kledayanty apo, na sosayati marutah
    (ref –

    Translation – The soul can never be cut into pieces by any weapon, nor can he be burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.
    We exist beyond body too.

phataktejas · September 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

Pravin – Interesting post. A few wise men whose teachings I follow are – NisargDattaMaharaj ( I AM THAT) , U G Krishnamurti , Ramana Maharshi and Mooji. All of these wise men including Osho seemed to talk about the need of non-duality to live a desire and a fear free life.

    KRD Pravin · September 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    In same day, I got to talk about Nisargdatta Maharaj twice, that too with different people and on different topics & medium. Thank you so much Tejas for your comment.

    Now, I am sure that this is some sort of Synchronicity / coincident / divine intervention or a guideline for me to read – “I am that”. My sister has that book, I will read it now.

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