Lessons from a person, who has seen more than 12000 deaths, up close and personal.Prakash Tewari
Many Hindus believe that if you breathe your last in Kashi (Varanasi) you attain what is popularly known as ‘Kashi Labh’ or ‘the fruit of Kashi’—moksha or “release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma”.
Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan in Varanasi is one of the three guesthouses in the city where people check in to die and Bhairav Nath Shukla has been the Manager of Mukti Bhawan for 44 years. He has seen the rich and the poor take refuge in the guesthouse in their final days as they await death and hope to find peace.
He shares some recurring life lessons from the thousands of deaths he has witnessed in his experience as the manager of Mukti Bhawan: