The Forbidden Prophecy THE YOGI. if there is neither life nor the absence of life, if there is neither death nor the absence of death, if there is neither immortality nor mortality, if there is neither time nor eternity, what is there? SHIVA. Hear you, My Yogi; hear you, living beings: There is the river of eternity, this river flows from the Sphotam source (the dense state). This river, forever nameless, is life and death as one; for life and death are words alone, void of reality. THE YOGI, Tell me, O Lord, of the source of the river of eternity. Where does this river come from? Where does this river go to?