“nemo mariturus presumuntur mentri” is a Latin maxim which translates as
‘a man will not meet his maker with lying on his mouth‘.
In evidence law there is an underlying presumption that a ‘dying man can never lie’ or ‘truth sits upon the lips of a dying man’.
Such a stringent law, the world over, which can convict a person on someone’s dying declaration is not based on statistical analysis or other scientific investigations. Rather, it has arisen out of the age old spiritual belief that thoughts at the time of death are very potent.
Ramay, my friend is a very successful business person. Some years ago, he was just an ordinary man. When his grandfather was about to die, he said to Ramay,” One day you will rule the real estate space here.”
Prophetic words. Ramay is today a leading developer.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs has some slokas about the power of dying thoughts and how they determine the future of the soul.
“At the very last moment, one who thinks of wealth, and dies in such thoughts, shall be reincarnated over and over again, in the form of serpents.”
“At the very last moment, one who thinks of mansions, and dies in such thoughts, shall be reincarnated over and over again as a goblin.”
The moments of death are actually a transition between dimensions. The dominant thoughts at this point, following the law of attraction, determine the next station of the soul.
Scientific studies have shown that at the time of death the consciousness expands a great deal (unless it is a sudden death as in an accident). In some cases huge right brain activity has been noticed in moments preceding the end.
There is a story about the first Sikh prophet, Guru Nanak who visited a great feast thrown by a rich trader. Many Pandits or clergy had been invited to this feast on the occassion of the death anniversary of the trader’s Father. It was believed that such food given to the clergy reaches the ancestors in heaven; in this case the deceased father.
When the Guru gave the trader some blessed food and asked him to offer it to a lion in the jungle, the lion began to speak after partaking of the meal. He told the trader that he was the father and had been reincarnated as a lion because his dying thoughts were those of eating meat.
The veracity of the ‘sakhi’ or such a story is not the issue. The point to be understood is about the potency of dying thoughts and how they have the power to shape the further journey of the soul.
So, how to ensure that our dying thoughts are focussed on the higher self?
Through building a belief system, a strong undercurrent of thoughts aligned to the ‘truth’. The truth being the essence of oneness, the Omnipotence as the all pervading loving reality.
At the time of death, the consciousness is transitioning between the other dimension and the body. Our mind, at these crucial moments is not totally in our conscious control. Hence, it is invariably the undercurrent of our deep seated belief system which emerges as the dominant thought.
Such an undercurrent is built in the years that we are alive.
Through the building of a personality rooted in empathy. Through meditation in deep surrender, the ‘Sunn Samadhi’.
Hence the need to build a strong thought system of love, empathy and faith.
May all who read be blessed.