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Why does man not remember death and cease forthwith from sinful deeds keeping the transience of earthly life in view?

Every man has not sprung up all on a sudden as a man. The Jiva, right from the very first
ushering into the world, continues to undergo the cycle of births and deaths not in tens, hundreds
or thousands, but in lakhs. It actually carries with it the Samskaras right from its very first birth
up to the birth current, i.e., under enjoyment. The unenjoyed or residual Samskaras continue till
they are completely fried in toto by Atma Jnana. The very forgetfulness of death by man, though
he sees countless deaths daily, indicates the nescience that has developed in him to avoid seeing
the face of Truth. The experiences that he has gained thus far, i.e., up to the moment of
consideration, are quite insufficient to drag his attention towards the eternal truth which is God.
A day will certainly dawn in the life of every individual on this earth, not necessarily in this very
birth itself, when he will, by some rare merit, through Satsang with Mahatmas, devotion to Guru,
or God’s grace, tune in to the Ultimate by gradual evolution.
The sinful deeds which men commit are mainly due to ignorance. When ignorance
vanishes once and for all by performance of good and selfless deeds, Japa, Svadhyaya, etc., or by
Guru Kripa, the final goal ever remains in view. Commission of vicious deeds indicates that the
Jiva is not yet an evolved one and that he is to gain more and more experiences of the world and
undergo repeated and continual refinement from grossness. For the disappearance of ignorance
and firm remembrance of God, there is no way more powerful than to encounter the kicks, blows
and knocks of the world that may greet one unawares.

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