48-NEVER THINK OF SUICIDE IN WORST CIRCUMSTANCES
Death is natural but suicide is unnatural. One is bound to act bad because of one’s bad sanskaras of past animal life and also suffers for his bad acts according to law of karma which is impartial. When suffering of any kind physical or mental becomes unbearable; goes beyond the limit of acceptance, in this tense moment, one commits suicide as destined. This undesirable act of suicide causes a break in series of experiences or spending one’s bad sanskaras of past or present. Unspent sanskaras of the present life after suicide, one’s soul remains in astral world (without body in subtle form) for long time and experiences unspent sanskaras of one’s previous life of gross world (before committing suicide) through astral body and gets a new body only after spending unspent sanskaras of one’s previous life. This takes very long time, years and years to get a new body unless soul in subtle body gets contact of a Sadguru or Avatar who can only release the soul from the bondage of astral body and give new body. Such souls committing suicide have either dominating good and bad sanskaras and according they use the medium of living bodies on gross plane and help or harm them by entering their body.
Revelation made on suicide
In words of Meher Baba
An individual who commits suicide cuts short the period of his life artificially and thereby prevents the working out of those impressions that were released for fructification. When due to untimely death the sanskaras are withheld from expression, the disincarnate soul remains subject to propelling forces of these sanskaras even after the physical body has been discarded. The momentums of these unworked sanskaras are retained even in the life after death, with the result that the departed spirit greatly desires the things of the gross world.
The disincarnate soul experiences an irresistible impulsion toward the gross world object so badly and craves gross object so badly that it seeks gratification of his desires through the gross body of those souls still incarnate. For example if the spirit may want so much to drink alcohol, it takes to unnatural methods of gratifying the craving. When it finds someone who is suitable medium drinking alcohol in the gross world, the spirit satisfies its own desires through that person by possessing his physical body. Similarly if it wants to experience manifestation of crude anger, it does so through some medium of the gross world who is feeling angry. Such souls are constantly waiting to harass incarnate persons with similar sanskaras and try to maintain their contact with the gross world through other medium as long as possible.
After committing suicide one can neither go forward nor backward and one stays earthbound for a very long time as he has to spend the remaining gross sanskaras of the life just spent, without the medium of gross body, which is a horrible job. It is better to face our lot, in the gross world, as it would unfolds even if one tries and fails, sooner or later he must succeed. We get discouraged over love, finances, all sorts of things, but lack of endurance is our weakness. We are never destined to commit suicide, or murder somebody. But some time one thinks of it and he builds a feeling of hatred and desires to do such type of things or to murder somebody and keeps thinking of it long enough in time, this desire become ripened. And result is that when the soul (Jivatma) incarnates in new body, (after its death) the deep rooted desire triggers off, due to some unusual happening, and suddenly he goes berserk. There are also instances that if you thwart one’s attempt of committing suicide, he will not do it again. So timely intervention is necessary.
In essence our thoughts and also our experiences are stored in our subconscious part of our mind. If we die in frightful fire, we may in our next life show same fear of fire. Similarly if anybody dies in drowning in the water, he may in his next life show some fear of water, because that fear is deeply embedded in his mind.
If we kill someone, then we will have to go through the opposite experience of being killed. If someone murders with criminal intent, he, either in this birth or in next birth will be killed in the same manner. If it does not happen he will go on killing because his sanskaras of killing will go on increasing.