1. What is physical death?
Samael Aun Weor: The cessation of all organic functions, to decease.
2. What is beyond death?
Samael Aun Weor: Death is something profoundly significant. By discovering what death is in itself, we will know the secret of life. That which continues beyond the sepulcher can be only known by people who have awakened their consciousness. Your consciousness is asleep, and therefore you cannot know what is beyond death. Theories are as many as the sands of the sea, thus each one has his own opinion, but what is important is to experience in a direct manner that which belongs to the mysteries beyond the grave. I can assure you that the souls of the deceased live within the beyond of this great nature.
3. Why is there fear towards death?
Samael Aun Weor: There is fear towards death because of ignorance; we always fear what we do not know. Yet, when the consciousness awakens, ignorance disappears; then, fear towards the unknown ceases to be.
4. We know that after death the physical body disintegrates in the grave, but what happens or where does the soul go?
Samael Aun Weor: The soul of the deceased continues to live within the superior dimensions of nature. This means in fact that the disembodied souls can see the Sun, the Moon, the stars, the rivers, the valleys, the mountains, just like we, but in a more splendid manner.
5. Is it true that after living a wicked and libertine type of life, if we repent at the moment of death, then our soul can be saved?
Samael Aun Weor: All the doors are closed for the unworthy, except one: the door of repentance. It is clear that if we repent, even if it is at the last moment, then we can be assisted in order to amend our errors.
6. Why do some come like ghosts to this world after physically passing away?
Samael Aun Weor: It is good to know that there are parallel universes within this planet—regions of the fourth dimension and beyond—where the deceased live; such apparently invisible worlds intermingle with ours without confusion.
7. Where does the soul of a human being who takes his own life go?
Samael Aun Weor: Those who commit suicide suffer a great deal after their death, and live here and now yet in the region of dead, and after a certain period of time they return into a new maternal womb and appear again in this valley of tears. Then, when their new body arrives again at the age in which they committed suicide in the past, they die again, but against their will, perhaps at a moment in which they are most captivated by life.
8. Is the spirit the same as the soul?
Samael Aun Weor: The Spirit Is, and the soul is attained. They are therefore different.
9. Do animals and plants have soul?
Samael Aun Weor: Yes, they do. The souls of plants are known in all universal legends with the names of fairies, etc. The souls of animals are innocent creatures. Let us be aware that if we take the last letter, the “L”, from the word animal we then have the word “anima” (soul).
10. Is there a superior judgment after death, and if so, who executes it?
Samael Aun Weor: After death, we review the life that we just finished; we relive it in a retrospective manner, by means of the intelligence and the heart. After such a retrospection has concluded, we then must appear before the courts of God. The angels of the law are called amongst the Eastern people the lords of karma; they judge us according to our deeds. The outcome of such a judgment could be that we may return again into a new womb in order to appear again immediately in this physical world, or we may enter into a kind of vacation within the worlds of the light and happiness, or finally—regrettably—we could be obligated to enter into the interior of the Earth, within its infradimensions, with all of its pains and displeasures.
11. When a baby dies at the moment of his birth, where does his soul go?
Samael Aun Weor: It is written that the souls of babies enter into Limbo, the region of dead; thereafter they leave Limbo in order to enter into a new womb and thus to reappear again in this world.
12. What is the cause for a baby to die at the moment of his birth?
Samael Aun Weor: It is because of the law of destiny: the parents needed to suffer such a hard lesson, since in their former lives they were cruel to their children, thus through this suffering they improve, they learn about love.
13. Are the funeral masses that are performed after people’s death an aid to the soul?
Samael Aun Weor: Any ritual is an aid to the souls of the deceased; it is clear that the prayers from the sorrowful ones give consolation to the souls of the deceased.
This chapter is from Beyond Death (1970) by Samael Aun Weor.
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