12 July 2012 - QA 4

Guruji, my mother passed away on Christmas. Is there any special meaning to this?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Well, do you know around the world, many people die on Christmas day or New Year day. Death knows no dates. Got it?

So, you feel uncomfortable because she died on that day which you celebrate. But another way of looking at it is – on that day she became bigger. She got over here suffering, her sickness from being in the body. She got liberated. So that is a good thing for her. It is a Christmas gift to her from nature, from God. Think that way, then your mind will be at peace and you can celebrate Christmas.

She got liberated on Christmas day. And on Christmas day she ascended. Isn’t this a better way to see? So celebrate her liberation and her freedom.