Sri Chinmoy: There are two lives: one is the life that we are seeing here. We have a short span of life, say forty, fifty, sixty, eighty years; then we pass behind the curtain of Eternity. There is an eternal Life. This life existed before the creation, it exists now in the creation, then it passes through death and it goes beyond death and enters again into its own realm. So when we speak of life here, we think of the short span of life that we are seeing: sixty years or eighty years. But eternal Life is not like that. It had no beginning and it has no end. It existed, it exists and it will forever exist.
Through our meditation, when we realise God, when we stay in God, we become the possessor of that eternal Life. Consciously we go beyond the veil of death and we remain in the eternal Life, which has neither beginning nor end.