What is the wisdom of death at young age? If he/she lived, would it not be better?
Submitted by on Wed, 23/03/2011 - 10:54
Dear Brother / Sister,
Some points in your question give its answer at the same time.
- Such a death at young age shows us that since it is not definite when, where and how are we going to die, we should prepare ourselves for it as if it will happen at any moment.
- When a person dies, we should think that it is the best time for him/her to die. Since we do not know the future, we cannot know whether the future is better for him/her or not. Since there is even a possibility of a worse or unfortunate state for him/her, it is necessary to consider it with patience and gratitude.
- Let us imagine a garden that contains all kinds of fruits. While some fruits ripen early, others ripen very late. It is necessary to pick the timely ripened fruits at once. It is not appropriate to think of keeping the ripe fruits with the unripe ones until they ripen. Besides, it cannot be said that these ones have been picked earlier; then, let them wait a bit more. Similarly, if a person’s time of going to the hereafter has come, it is not delayed. It cannot be said that he/she has gone earlier; he/she should stay and mature. There will not be a problem as long as he/she has lived properly after puberty.
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