Many people imagine that by following a spiritual teaching, they will find the elixir of immortal life, the universal panacea, and will thus be protected from illness, old age and death! Sadly, these are merely illusions – even a saint or an Initiate, despite of all their knowledge, light and power, must one day leave this earth.

It is not because we live in the midst of light that we shall never die.

Light is one thing, longevity is quite another. Light is even willing to take us from the earth and lead us to its own realm.

It says, ‘Look here old friend, why do you want to stay so long in this dark place? See how pure I am, come and live with me.’ Yes, it is often light that draws people to the other world.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov