Swami Satchidananda is my all-time favorite Hindu guru. His name consists of a combination of three terms that, taken together, sum up rather nicely the Hindu spiritual quest:
- that which is (sat);
- that which is consciousness (chid);
- that which is bliss (ananda).
Over his lifetime, he seems to have been accompanied by less scandal than a lot of other Indian gurus who have come West, and his commentary on the Bhagavad Gita is excellent. Here he is talking about death in a sensible and interesting way: