Conversations with Sri Swamiji – 15

No Fear of Death

There are only two kinds of people who have no fear of death. Who are they? The Jnani and the Bhagavata. The Jnani has no fear of death because he is well established in the Self and has realized that he is different from his body. The Bhagavatas are those who spend every moment of their life in singing the glories of Lord Krishna and doing loving service to Him. They too have no fear of death as they have surrendered themselves completely to the feet of the Lord. During the last moment of such a Bhagavata, the Lord appears before him, wherever he is, be it hospital or home or any other remote place, and takes him unto His feet just as one would gently pluck a beautiful flower from a plant!