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Aging and Dying: The Vedantic Perspective
Aging and dying: The vedantic perspective
Late Swami H.H.BhaktisvarupaDamodara
1. Introduction

All living beings, including humans, undergo the process of aging and dying. Hence issues related to aging, dying and end-of-life care are amongst the most important issues faced by human society. A greater understanding of these issues and their lasting solutions are completely based upon the deeper understanding of life—its nature, meaning and purpose, and its origin.

Generally, there are two broad conceptions of life. In the materialistic scientific community, life is mostly regarded as a product of the interactions of various molecules. On the other hand, in the spiritual community, life is accepted as a divine particle, which is fundamentally different from the material particle. However, many thoughtful scientists also support ...

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