12 Bits Of Advice From A Man Who's Witnessed 12 Thousand Deaths!


According to the Hindu belief, if a person gives his last breath in a Kashi, he receives the so-called Kashi fruit, and according to Karma laws, he is reduced from the rebirth cycle.

Mukti Bhawan is one of the three great Kashi in Varanasi. It was founded in 1908 and has since become the center of deaths ever since.


Technically, this place is a death hotel.

Bhairav Nath Shukla has been responsible for Mukti Bhawan for 44 years. He has witnessed thousands of people for almost half a century coming there and living their last days in peace.


He has been with them in their last days, praying. Of the 12 thousand deaths he has witnessed to date, his 12 life lessons are as follows:

1. Get rid of all your heartbreaks.


Shukla remembers a memory of this. The last days of a person named Shri Sigar Mishr. A discussion that Mishr had with his brother many years ago caused them to stop talking to each other for many years. 

Mishr was sure to die on the 16th day in Kashi. On the 14th day, he wanted Shukla to go and call his brother. The news was sent and his brother came the next day. They begged forgiveness from each other and cried. 

Shukla has never forgotten this memoir. "People are carrying unnecessary loads on their backs. Only when they come to the end of their lives they can give up these burdens. The problem is not to get hurt, but to solve them as soon as possible."

2. Simplicity is the basic truth of life.


"When people come to the end of their lives, they most say 'I wish I had lived a simple life' ."

This simplicity can be regarded as less consumption. A lifestyle that is just for needs, a lifetime where only love and understanding are abundant ...

3. Ignore the bad side of people.


According to Shukla, every person has good and bad sides. Instead of ignoring them simply because they're bad, you have to see the positive sides that they have. Being aware that a person is bad is caused by focusing too much on their negative aspects. If you focus on their good sides rather than the bad side, you will see that your judgments will change slowly. "

4. Be positive about the help of others.


Even though it feels good to know everything, but it limits what a person can do. According to Shukla, everyone should be helpful. But a person should have courage and should be able to ask for someone else's help.

"All the other people in the world know something you don't. From this point of view their knowledge can help us if we intend to learn them."

5. See the beauty in simple things.


Shukla says we should know the value of the beautiful things we see every day but ignore. "Stop for a moment and focus on the voice of an instrument you hear every day as if you heard it for the first time. You will notice that you are rediscovering this beauty. We can adapt this to see the beauty in all the other things in life."

6. Acceptance is freedom


As everyone knows, when you fall into an unpleasant situation, it is of no use go away without seeing it.

"But after the acceptance phase, you have the freedom to solve that problem and decide what you need to do to get rid of it."

7. Treating everyone equally makes it easier for you.


Shukla says he earned his wisdom, class, status, caste by seeing everybody as  equal, independently of his pleasure. "If you put everyone in separate boughs and try to behave according to it, things get complicated and you can't be nice to anyone."

8. If you have a purpose, do something about it.


It's great for a person to know what he/she wants if he/she can do something with that.

"A lot of people know what they want from life, but he doesn't do anything to make it real. Waiting for something to happen from where you sit is even worse than asking for nothing. Take action for things that really mean something for you "

9. Habits can be of value.


Shukla mentions that good habits can turn into good characteristics over time.

"Unless you are constantly striving for a good cause, it won't mean anything to you to ask for it with passion."

10. Decide what you want to learn.


"An incredible amount of information is waiting for you right in front of your eyes. Which one of these you want to learn depends on your choice. The important thing is to choose what really means something to you."

11. You don't tear your ties with people, you tear your ties with their ideas.


"People can often fall into disagreement with someone they see very close and move away from it. Differences in thinking in some relationships may cause this. Difference in thought doesn't mean that all your ties to this person are broken. It only means that you don't share that person's particular thoughts. Separations and divorces also about thought conflicts. That's why you don't have to be burdened with feelings of hatred or revenge."

12. Put aside 10% of your income for ''dharma'.'


He continues to emphasize that Dharma is not a religious concept, but is valid for everyone. Dharma means helping others and feeling responsible for this.

"Using 10% of your winnings for this purpose will make the world a much better place. It will not only be this but it will also enable you to empathize with the pain of these people."

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