View Full Version : What's on the other side??

16 February 2007, 07:44 PM
Hari Om
Nama sivaya on this Sivaratri...
Many think of siva that brings destruction. For a a new beginning happen, something needs to be consumed, destroyed. Yet some are fearful of this destruction of the body... perhaps this story puts it in perspective:

A ailing man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."

Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know." "You don't know? You, a spiritual man, do not know what is on the other side?"

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing... I know my Master is there and that is enough."