At times, we get caught in situations that we find difficult to handle. When things seem to be getting out of hand and whatever we do to salvage the situation only fails, when extreme circumstances surround us on the outside and a feeling of loneliness, helplessness, despair, coupled with mental or emotional trauma seems to gulp us from inside, it lures one into thoughts of committing suicide. It appears as though suicide is the only option left available now, the only way that is open; as if it’s the only solution, the only answer amidst the countless questions in which we seem to have got submerged completely.

“Will I be punished by God if I commit suicide?”

What do you think? Is God the punishing type? I always thought God is full of Love!

And if God can really do something, shouldn’t He be doing the noble act of ending your problems instead of punishing you when you are already in such dismal situation? Is He so ruthless and merciless? If so, how can we call such a being as God? When even we normal human beings know that we should always be forgiving and helping, not punish and harass people, then how come God does not have this basic knowledge? And if he doesn’t, why do we call Him omniscient i.e. one who knows everything?

Do you have any answer to these questions? No?! Would you like to know? You must, for in these answers, is hidden the answer to your worldly problems that may have brought you to this point where you are thinking of suicide. So come, let’s understand what is indeed the real truth…

Suicide is not an escape; it is a trap that causes us much more trouble in future.

The natural law of karma states that the seeds of karma that we’ve sown in previous life give us the fruits of our karma in this life. The fruits are inevitable. There is actually no escape route. Even if we commit suicide in this life, all of these problems will return in our future life and that too with greater intensity. Further, the seeds of the karma of committing suicide which we sow in this life shall bring along its own fruits too. Hence, one’s suffering only multiplies by committing suicide.

According to the principle of karma, when one commits suicide only once, in reaction one will have to face similar conditions that lead to suicide again and again in next many lives, sometimes for even seven lives. Say, you throw a ball upwards. How many times will the ball touch the ground and come up? Many times, isn’t it? Although your action of throwing the ball is only once; its reaction takes place so many times! Such is the punishment of committing suicide.

God is not required to give this punishment.

This happens automatically by the self-operating laws of karma. On the contrary, since Lord knows these laws perfectly well, out of sheer compassion and love, He forbids us to commit suicide so that we are saved from such punishment.

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says, "A person may die by committing suicide but he will have to come back to pay off his debts and obligations. As a human, one is bound to face difficulties, but does that mean one has to commit suicide? The consequences of committing suicide are extremely serious. The Lord has forbidden suicide because its consequences are very grave. One should not even think of committing suicide. Resolve to pay off whatever outstanding karmic debts you may have, but do not even think of suicide."

Once one know this science, who will commit suicide?

Agreed, it is easier said than done. But you are brave. So take God’s name, ask Him for strength and make a firm resolve, as Dada Bhagwan suggests, that you will certainly pay off whatever outstanding karmic debts you have.

One who has a true liking for God, God is never far away from him. There is no divide of ‘you and me’ in God and this is what makes God’s love so pure. So, surrender all your worries in the feet of Lord and pray to Him that, “May I attain your pure love that heals.” Love heals all wounds; in love huge problems also seem miniscule. When you attain such love, all your weakness will begin to dissolve.

How to attain God’s love?

Gnani is a fountain of divine Godly love. He has an ardent wish for the liberation of all, who are caught in the quagmire of the worldly life. With His grace, we are able to know our real Self (Self-Realisation).

Today, you feel weak and feeble because you believe that, “I am John (the reader may insert his own name here).” But in reality, you are a Pure Soul. The Soul is the real Self of every living being, but we do not realize this until Gnani helps us attain Self-Realization. The Soul is an abode of real love. Whosoever in this world begins to walk on the path of real love, he himself would become God, whom no worldly circumstances can ever shake.


Sometimes, the pain and suffering in our life peaks to a point where we begin to feel our life utterly meaningless or paralyzed. A thought to even end our life crosses our mind. However, whenever such a thought comes to your mind, always remember that Gnani is all-ready, waiting to hold your hand at that very moment; to kindle a new hope in you and to show a new direction to you.

You may or may not remember Gnani in your happy moments, but do remember Him when you feel drowned in enormous suffering. Share your miseries with Him and He will surely bring you out for this is the very objective of His life!!!

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.