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|A Dialogue with Death (standard:Fan Fiction, 2148 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Oct 29 2010||Views/Reads: 1517/1046||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The Lord of Death Yama from Kingdom of Death visits people to find about their thoughts just before they die.|
A Dialogue with Death Subba Rao Scores of people die every day from natural causes, diseases, accidents, natural disasters, crime and what not; according to Hindu mythology, the Lord of Death ‘Yama' residing in the Kingdom of Death will choose a handful just before their death for a conversation or a dialogue just to get their thoughts on their lives before they kick the bucket. The choice of a particular candidate for a dialogue just before his/her death was not random. As Hindu mythology goes, the deeds of every human life from birth to death is recorded and kept at Kingdom of Death, therefore, the Lord of Death ‘Yama' has no problem in finding information on any particular individual, he find fit for a dialogue. Yama can have a dialogue with anybody; a movie actor turned politician, a successful immigrant quickly turned into a tea party participant, a senior citizen on social security and Medicare for several decades complaining on too much government giveaways, a politician from Midwest suddenly noticed that meat packing plants in his district were employing illegals or any person from any continent about to die. “You have few moments before your last breath, any thoughts you want to share?” said Yama to Jake, an 88 years old man from Idaho. “I am scared of going to hell.” “There is nothing like hell or heaven after death, that I can assure you as the Lord of Death.” “Glad to hear that, I am concerned about it, after all just to keep up my standard of living, I cheated, scammed, or whatever it takes to close a deal not thinking about consequences.” “I submitted fake invoices on a lagoon closure project and pocketed 35 grand.” Now I am about to die, I am worrying how I may have to pay for all the past deeds.” “Why you submitted a fake invoice to pocket 35 grand.” “Well, the corporate didn't give enough year-end bonus so I paid myself a bonus,” Jake was not apologetic. “Was other General Managers stealing money from the company?” “Well, submitting fake invoices and false expense reports were within our realm of doing business.” “Well, Jake, you don't have to worry a thing, once you were dead, you were dead.” “What about my soul or spirit or by whatever name it goes?” “What soul, there is nothing like that, I had enough problems keeping records of every human being on earth while they are alive and monkeying around, once they dead, I will close the file and throw it into a fire, that's about it, I don't want your soul or spirit or zombies flying around in my kingdom.” “As Lord of Death, I just monitor and record the lives, taking action for misdeeds is not my job, it is the responsibility of the society they live in on earth,” confirmed Yama. “So, all that stuff preachers' talk about soul and spirit is nothing but bunk; you know I was worried serious,” Jake appeared calm now. “If you escape consequences of your actions in your life on earth, you considered yourself lucky that you got away with it and that's that. There is nothing beyond that.” “As Lord of Death and Emperor of the Kingdom of Death, I am telling you, once you stop breathing, rest assured, your body either deteriorates slowly below ground or burnt into ashes as per you wishes, that's it.” “Thank you Yama, the Lord of Death and the emperor of the Kingdom of Death for your assurances,” said Jake and closed his eyes for the last time. Yama took a deep breath and looked around the hospital room with disgust Click here to read the rest of this story (186 more lines)
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