Organ and blood donation

A cyberspace cadet, Arumugam Muniandi, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia once thought that donating the organs upon death was good karma. But now, he wonders maybe it is not.

When the body is burned completely intact, the soul is released into higher states of consciousness.

If you donate your organs and they wind up inside other people, you are earthbound in your astral body, probably attached to those people. So, if you don’t want to be a ghost, haunting their homes and their lives, then don’t donate your organs.

A cyberspace cadet, Lee Austin in Connecticut, in the United States has a similar question about donating organs and donating blood. He wants to know if it is the thing to do, either during his life time or after he passes on.

Gurudeva: Well, they say donating organs could be very lucrative. The kidney is worth $25,000. We have seen villages in various countries in the world where people sell their kidneys, at least one of them, to support their family and perhaps after death too, the heirs could benefit by selling off the organs. But that keeps the soul earthbound, attached to the people that are alive, using the organs.

Donating blood is similar. But, it would only attach you to the people temporarily until the blood passed through and did its duty.

Having said all that, it is an individual decision what one wants to do with one’s own body. It is the only one you have. So, use it well.

Categories: Karma and Reincarnation
Tags: Upadesha
Author: Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
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