Question: If someone dies a violent death, does his soul suffer as much as it would if he had committed suicide?Sri Chinmoy: Certainly not. If one is killed in a car accident, do you think that the soul will not have an opportunity to pray again and realise God? Even if someone commits suicide, a spiritual Master can save him and all the karma can be washed away. Again, if in his next incarnation he starts praying and meditating under some spiritual Master, then he has every reason to hope that he can realise God.
Sri Chinmoy, The soul and the process of reincarnation, Agni Press, 1977