Death & Nature

Question: " She would like to know if death is a result of our errors or a law of nature."

Shri Mataji:  "No, no, it is - anything that is born has to die. We just change our dress as we do every day. That's how we change this body. But what is it that we learn when we are in this world? We had a driver in My family who was a very patient and regal person. So I tried to think about him and I found out that in his last life he was a king and he was so much worried and he was fed up with his life. And he saw his chariot driver so peaceful, nicely sitting, not worrying about anything. So he prayed that 'Oh God, please, make me a driver next life.' So every life you learn and you ask for something so you get it. Supposing somebody is too much in love with someone, like mad absolutely, and cannot marry that person, also may commit suicide. Next life that person marries the same person and learns a lesson,  takes a divorce. " 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   October 17, 1990  Press Conference  Bucharest, Romania