Swamini VishwaLakshmiAnandama (Formerly Utpalavati)
Mahavatar Babaji and Sri Yukteswar Giri:
Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda, was given the assignment by Mahavatar Babaji to write a book entitled The Holy Science: “The purpose of this book is to show as clearly as possible that there is no difference in the truths inculcated by the various faiths, that there is but one method by which the world, both external and internal, has evolved, and that there is but one Goal admitted by all scriptures". [To find Divine Love within the Heart ... and To Attain The Divine].
“Life and Death come under the control of the yogi who perseveres in the practice of Pranayama. In that way he saves his body from the premature decay that overtakes most men, and can remain as long as he wishes in his present physical form, thus having time to work out his karma in one body and to fulfill (and so get rid of) all the various desires of his heart. Finally purified, he is no longer required to come again into the world under the influence of Maya. Darkness, or to suffer the “second death.” -Sri Yukteswar Giri: The Holy Science.
Sri Yukteswar writes, in the above regard, that The Christian Bible teaches the same:
I Corinthians: I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord; I die daily.
Revelation 2:10: John writes – “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.
Revelation 2:11: “Christ Jesus speaks: “I am Alpha and Omega [the beginning and the end –no, birth, no death], the first and the last. What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia: Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.”
Sri Swami Vishwananda:
After death, you have to go again through life, but there is always opportunity. There’s opportunity wherever you are. When He puts you here He, also, always plans everything for you, but, also, you have your plan. That’s the difference. So why do you have to wait for dying? You can look for the opportunity right now. On this right moment you can look for opportunities and hold them, and rise, and let this Love guide you. Let your heart guide you. Don’t allow the mind to guide you, because the mind will always corrupt you.”