If anyone is executed by the government, he enters a state of samadhi. It is temporary. For instance, when a person is being hanged, there is a clash during the execution between the functioning of inhalation and exhalation; becoming lifeless, the person enters a samadhi state. This type of samadhi has nothing to do with anything spiritual, for as soon as this state is over and according to the sanskaras of his past life, the soul takes rebirth. If he has murdered anyone, he must pay for those sanskaras of murder. If the person is innocent, yet is executed, he is then freed from the sanskaras of murder.
Meher Baba discoursed
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.
Suicide can be classified in four categories
(For more details, please read the pages 74 and 75 of the book “The Mystery of Life after Death” by Sh. Anna Khandale)
Supernatural type of death
Some yogis leave their bodies voluntarily. This is possible only in case of advanced yogis who wind up their earthly career after completing their mission in the gross world. Such voluntarily death is altogether different from the suicide in so far as motives, results and manner of leaving the body as connected.
If anyone is executed by the Government, he enters a state of samadhi. It is temporary. For instance, when a person is being hanged, there is a clash during the execution between the functioning of inhalation and exhalation; becoming lifeless, the person enters a samadhi state. This type of samadhi has nothing to do with anything spiritual for as soon as this state is over and according to the sanskaras of his past life, the soul takes rebirth. If he has murdered anyone, he must pay for those sanskaras of murder. If the person is innocent, yet is executed he is then freed from the sanskaras of murder.