Light of Life and the Shadow of Death

Short Note

Shree Shambav is a wordsmith. He has authored several captivating works, including the insightful ‘Journey of the Soul - Karma’, the engaging Twenty plus One Short Stories Series I and Series II, and the uplifting Life Changing Journey – 365 Inspirational Quotes. Not content to rest on his laurels, he has now turned his attention to another intriguing topic: the enigma of death. His latest work, Light of Life and the Shadow of Death, promises to shed new light on this timeless mystery.

Death is a certainty that awaits us all, yet the fear it instils is an ever-present shadow in our lives. We seek to evade it, to prolong our time on this earth, but in doing so, we invite grief, suffering, and despair. The fate of the departed souls also preoccupies our minds with a sense of anguish and concern. Despite this, there is a way to come to terms with death and find peace amidst the turmoil of life.

‘The Light of Life’ is a comprehensive exploration of the many dimensions of human existence, covering everything from the origin of our being to our ethical values and purpose in life. It speaks of the ultimate truth, the source of vitality that sustains us all. The shadow of death is a multifaceted phenomenon that can be viewed from different perspectives. It represents our universal fear of death, as well as our powerlessness and mortality.

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"Nothing ever truly dies; it simply ceases to exist in one form before resuming it in another."

The contemplation of death raises philosophical issues. One of the most profound is the nature of death. Many people have different perspectives on death. Some define death, for example, as the departure of the soul from the Deha (body). This definition, however, may not be acceptable to those who believe there are no souls. It’s also incomprehensible to anyone who believes that plants and lesser animals don’t have souls but can still die.

Others have defined death simply as the end of life. Death is defined as mysterious, but it is unclear what this means. Despite our attempts to understand it, the concept of death will probably always remain shrouded in mystery.

Some believe that the fact that ‘we don't know what death will be like’ adds to its enigma and terror. They commonly regard death as a terrible evil, especially when it occurs prematurely. Some argue, however, that death cannot harm individuals who die because when people die, they cease to exist, and it cannot harm people when they are not present. Others have argued that the wickedness of death stems from the fact that it deprives us of the benefits we would have received if we had lived. According to this point of view, death can be a terrible evil for a person, even if they cease to exist at the time of death.

We will all die one day; it is an unavoidable fact of life. Although we are all aware of this truth, the fear of death pervades all human lives. Man is terrified of death, so he devises ways to avoid it and wishes to live indefinitely. Because of this, there is a great deal of sadness, suffering, anguish, worry, and concern, and they are usually concerned about the fate of the souls who have died.

“Life is an unending river that flows through the transient world until it joins the boundless ocean of existence. Therefore, death does not signal the termination of a person’s life; it merely marks the end of their distinctive identity.”

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Ms Pradeep Joshi

Advocate High Court of Karnataka 

“In ‘Death - Light of Life and the Shadow of Death,’ Shree Shambav embarks on a soul-stirring journey through the enigmatic territory of human existence and mortality. ...With chapters like ‘Life in fullness’ and ‘Different Lokas,’ this book offers deep insights that challenge our conventional beliefs and provide profound understanding. Shambav’s words are not just an exploration but a comforting embrace that soothes the fear of death. ‘The Light of Life’ is a guiding light through the shadow of death, offering solace and wisdom to those who seek it.” This book is a guiding light through the shadow of death.”

Ms Uma Devi


"Shree Shambav's 'Death - Light of Life and the Shadow of Death' is an extraordinary masterpiece that delves deep into the profound questions surrounding our existence... and mortality. The book's opening statement, 'Nothing ever truly dies; it simply ceases to exist in one form before resuming it in another,' sets the stage for a thought-provoking exploration of death’s multifaceted nature. Shambav's remarkable ability to navigate the philosophical complexities of death and our universal fear of it is both enlightening and comforting. This book is a testament to the power of understanding and acceptance."

Ms Rajani


“Shree Shambav’s book ‘Death - Light of Life and the Shadow of Death’ is an immersive and thought-provoking exploration of our existence and the mysteries of death.... With a deep dive into the nature of death and our fear of it, this book shines a light on the path to understanding and acceptance. Shambav’s chapters, such as ‘After Death’ and ‘Boundless Joy,’ offer profound insights and encourage us to contemplate life’s ultimate truths. This book is a testament to the power of knowledge and provides solace to those grappling with the fear of mortality. A must-read for anyone on a quest for deeper understanding.”