Jai Satchitanand Friends!
Do you know what happens when
Dadashri says when one dies; one
would be reborn again in any of the four life forms and live many
lives until Moksha. These four life forms (gatis) include Manushya
gati (human form), Jaanvar gati (animal form), Dev gati (heaven)
and Nark gati (hell). These are the four states of existence or
life forms and the fifth state is of liberation (Moksh).
Manushya Gati (Human
When one consumes only what is
rightfully his own, one attains the human form. 'Rightfully his
own' means one consumes or uses only that which is part of one's
If a person wants to be born as a
human being, he has to care for the elderly, his parents and his
guru. He should maintain an obliging nature. Whatever he takes, he
should give back equally in return, so nothing is owed to anyone.
If you live your life, keeping this in mind you can attain the
human life form.
Liberation is only possible through
human form and only when the business of credit and debit ends.This
human form is meant for attaining liberation (Moksh), not for
wandering around in the four life forms! It is very difficult to
attain the human life form again and again.
Jaanvar Gati (Animal
When a person has beastly thoughts
of consuming things that do not belong to him; he constantly thinks
of, "Whose things shall I enjoy? Whose things shall I snatch? From
where can I gather things?"; he indulges in adulteration,
cunningness, stealing and earning money by swindling others; then
he is making inauspicious use of the soul. He is considered a
second-class citizen, and is therefore heading for a life in the
The more debt there is, the more
lives one has to spend in the animal form. In this way, after
roaming around in other life forms for eight births at the most,
one returns to the human form, such is the law of nature.
Life in the animal form is like a
severe prison sentence where the entire life is spent in total
Swarg gati (Celestial Life
If one is a super human i.e. he
doesn't enjoy his own comforts and luxuries but passes them onto
others, he has such pure auspicious awareness, that he is
considered a 'luxury class passenger ', then he is bound for a life
in the celestial life form.In this life form, one has to enjoy
immense happiness, comfort and luxury throughout their lifetime.
The life span stretches to lakhs of years (hundred thousand years)
and one is blessed with eternal youth.
There is no suffering of birth and
death. The atmosphere in celestial life is dazzling and
intoxicating. The food there is tasty and delicious, the music they
hear is melodious, the air is filled with fragrant incense. The
mind is filled with different thoughts. In this happiness, they do
not remember Soul. This happiness never ceases and hence they too
get tired of such endless happiness.
Alas, in the celestial form, one is
unable to attain the knowledge of the true Self. HHHence, even the
celestial beings yearn to be reborn in the human body, so that they
can meet a GNANI PURUSH and attain liberation.
When a person, kills purely for
pleasure, without any reason or cause, hunts and kills and takes
pleasure in it by proudly boasting about his killing, then he is
making impure use of the soul. When a person commits actions such
as setting fire to people's houses, burning people alive, poisoning
water in wells to kill the living organisms in it, blasting bombs
to kill people and moreover derives happiness out of these actions,
he charges such exclusive demerit karmas that they invite a birth
Even in hell, the lifespan
stretches over lakhs (hundred thousand) of years. One cannot die
even after suffering the unimaginable pains of hell for such a long
time. There are seven such hells. The greater the demerit karmas,
the worse is the hell one goes to in order to suffer more and more
pain because of those karmas.
After completing the lifespan in
hell, one returns to the human form.