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49. Birth And Death

Death is an event to be celebrated and much more so than birth. For birth is preceded by nine months of life in a solitary cell and is also followed by much unhappiness. But death for some of us spells the attainment of the end of the life. To qualify for such a death one should devote one’s life to work done in a spirit of detachment. We pray that death for you may be as glorious as that.

(Recorded under November 8, 1932; ibid., p. 219; translated from the Gujarati.)