I’ve only recently died. My body has been rested on the funeral pyre. Very soon the pyre will be burnt. But what’s surprising is that I am not in that body anymore. I am here somewhere up in the sky, starting an unknown journey. What’s amazing is that my entire body is down on earth and I am here – complete and on a journey. …Meaning, I am definitely not the body. Wealth, family and friends – everyone’s present below. And even among them, none seem to be a part of me today. I have been fooled. I spent my entire life worrying about my body. I went through so many difficulties for its pleasure and pain. And these, friends, family and wealth whom I kept chasing around considering them to be mine, were never mine at all. Running after them, I could not even recognise myself. I couldn’t give myself any kind of joy or comfort. This human life that I had got with great difficulty was all a waste. Anyway, I got fooled, but you still stand a chance, recognise yourself and live for yourself. …Or else like me, you too will regret one day but it will be too late by then.
– Deep Trivedi