Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami , 2001-05-09
A cyberspace devotee by the name of Rakesh wants to know what happens to a group of souls that die at the same time for example in an earthquake. Gurudeva says this is called a group karma - the same thing happening to many people at the same time. A group of Devas awaits them in the inner worlds and are ready to guide them accordingly when they arrive there.
3A cyberspace devotee, Rakesh, is wondering, "If a lot of people die at the same time, such as in the earthquake in Gujarat or a plane crash, where do they go? What do they do? Do the husband and wife meet one another? What happens on the inside of the inner world when this happens?"
This is called a group karma. The same thing happening to many people, in the same way, at the same time. It is a group karma.
The Devas and Mahadevas in the inner world of course know that this is going to happen and they are prepared for the arrival of the group. If you would visualize a busy airport with a lot of people in it all milling around in one building, you get the idea of what happens when the group leaves the physical body and is in the astral body. Often, they don't even know that they are dead.
So, in this big reception hall, everyone is calmed down, talked with and separated out. Husbands meet wives and they collect up their children. It is explained to them what has happened to them and then it is all sorted out. Each one goes to his respective heaven world in which he was prepared for, through his religion, at an early age.
That is one of the big problems of having a husband in one religion, for instance a Sikh and the wife is a Catholic. Each would go into his own respective heaven world and they would be separated. The strength of a good marriage is that the wife join the religion of her husband.