9 Svadharmas or Paths through Life

Nine svadharmas: the student, the traveller, the lonely man, the locksmith (or thief) the paddy farmer, the priest, the teacher, the arbiter, and an imprisioned man

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
A better word than death is transition, passing into a new form of life--life into life. It is similar to moving to a new country, having completed all of one's tasks. Death is a closing of the door on deeds well done, on all beneficial karmas.