August 23, 2013 at 12:10 am #41113
After being declared dead, 45 minutes later a man spontaneously
comes back to life . . . very bizarre. NDE are not uncommon,
but this is admittedly a little unusual . . . S
Ohio man declared dead, comes back to life 45 minutes later
Lindsay Jolivet 7 hours ago
A 37-year-old Ohio man whose heart stopped for 45 minutes earlier this month says medical staff can’t explain how he came back from the dead.
ABC News reported Tony Yahle’s wife woke up early on the morning of Aug. 5 and noticed her husband’s breathing was irregular. Melissa Yahle couldn’t wake her husband up, so she called an ambulance and he was rushed to the hospital.
That afternoon in the hospital Tony’s heart stopped, according to WHIO TV, and for 45 minutes while doctors tried to revive him, the cardiac monitor stayed flat-lined.
Finally, doctors declared him dead and his son Lawrence, 17, ran to his father’s hospital bed.
“Dad, you’re not going to die today,” he said, according to ABC.
And he didn’t die. After Lawrence had pleaded for his father to stay alive, medical staff said they noticed his heart beat pulsing again once or twice each minute, according to ABC.
“When I looked at the electrical activity, I was surprised,” Nazir told ABC. “I thought we’d better make another effort to revive him.”
His heart rate sped up and a week later, Yahle is already feeling well enough to speak to television cameras, telling media he thought his survival was miraculous.
The doctor, who expected Yahle to at least require a heart transplant, used similar words to describe the patient’s recovery.
“I’m calling it a miracle because I’ve never seen anything like it,” Nazir told ABC.
Another patient in Australia also came back to life last week after her heart stopped for 42 minutes, according to Agence-France Presse.
Vanessa Tanasio, aged 41, had a massive heart attack and she was declared dead after arriving at the hospital, according to AFP. However, a cardiologist was able to unclog her artery and shock her back to life.
She told media that only a week after her ordeal, she feels “great.”September 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm #41114
The Day newspaper, formerly known as The New London Day, is a local newspaper based in New London, Connecticut published by The Day Publishing Company.
After few seconds, the pulse on my side almost suddenly returned to normal, or rather to slightly lower than normal, and as I checked this with the watch, my friend stated that the pulse on his side appeared to have stopped. A moment later both pulses were at normal again, and about seven or eight seconds after that both pulses had stopped and the fakir was moaning once more.
-J.J. CANNELL, The Secrets of Houdini
Voluntary burial is supposed to be a common practice among Hindu adepts, but when I was in India I could discover no authentic cases of it; on the contrary, I learned of cases where the fakirs had been exposed while attempting the trick. A subject was buried for several days and then removed from the earth, but it was later discovered that a secret tunnel led to his grave, and a soon as his coffin was buried he pushed his way into the hidden passage and crawled out to join his friends. They fed him sparsely until the time arrived to dig up the coffin; then he crawled back through the tunnel again.
-The Day, Jan 1, 1926 by Howard Thurston
“Nightmare” evokes the modern word for a female horse but the terms are wholly unrelated. The word derives from the Old English “mare”, a mythological demon or goblin who torments human beings with frightening dreams. Subsequently, the prefix “night-” was added to stress the dream-aspect. The word “nightmare” is cognate with the older German term Nachtmahr.
Pratyahara (Devanāgarī प्रत्याहार, Tibetan, Wylie so sor sdud pa) or the ‘withdrawal of the senses’ is the fifth element among the Eight stages of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga, as mentioned in his classical work, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali composed in the 2nd century BCE. It is also the first stage of the six-branch yoga (ṣaḍaṅgayoga) of the Buddhist Kālacakra tantra, where it refers to the withdrawal of the five senses from external objects to be replaced by the mentally created senses of an enlightened deity. This phase is roughly analogous to the physical isolation (kāyaviveka, Tib. lus bden) phase of Guhyasamāja tantra.
In these Zhao Bi Chen formulas some remarks are made how, as a result of one’s practices (of these particular formulas), there follows cessation of pulsations of one’s blood vessels and breathing both.
Maybe this becomes practically (important and) possible when the right preparations have been made and real pratyahara starts to become reality.
But it also might be quite dangerous.
HOWDYSeptember 3, 2013 at 2:50 am #41116
This is a state of absolute nothingness, where the empirical experiences of name and form, subject and object, do not penetrate. In this completely static state, the light of the mind is extinguished; the consciousness ceases to function, and no ego awareness remains. This void state is the same as the death experience, and in order to traverse it the voice or command of the guru must be heard in ajna chakra.
-SWAMI SATYANANDA SARASWATI, Kundalini Tantra
Mental isolation (cittaviveka) begins with the manifestation of the empties (sunya) due to the dissolution of winds (prana) in the indestructible drop (bindu) in the heart, and it ends just before one rises in an illusory body (mayadeha). There are actually two types of mental isolation: a mere mental isolation that is achieved by depending on a Wisdom Seal (jnamudra)-an imagined consort-and a final mental isolation that can be achieved with an Action Seal (karmamudra)-an actual consort-or at death. A final mental isolation is prerequisite for passing on to the next level of the stage of completion (nispannakrama), the level of illusory body. Mere mental isolation requires the dissolution of at least some of the winds into the indestructible drop wheareas the final mental isolation occurs only if all of the winds are dissolved in it. On the level of mental isolation, that which is is isolated, or suppressed, is conceptuality (vikalpa); the mind (citta) is isolated from from conceptuality by being made to appear as an entity of undifferentiable bliss (sukha) and emptiness (sunyata). The practices begun on the level of verbal isolation (vakviveka) are continued.
-DANIEL COZORT, Highest Yoga Tantra-An introduction to the Esoteric Buddhism of Tibet
pramāṇa viparyaya vikalpa nidrā smṛtayaḥ ||6||
insight, error, imaginings, deep sleep, and recollections.
pramāṇa = (iic.) insight; accurate perception; accurate knowledge
viparyaya = (iic.) error; false perception; false knowledge
vikalpa = (iic.) imagining; illusion; mental construct; the illusion that a semantic construct such as praise actually exists
nidrā = (icc. / nom. pl. f./acc. pl. f.) sleep; deep sleep
smṛti = (icc.) recollections; memory
-Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali: samadhipada, sentence 6
Sorry for this separate extra remark, but it’s not meant to be anyway off-topic, because sleep (Hypnos) is supposed to be death’s (Thanatos) younger brother not only according to Greeks.
I have now in the mind these various ancient initiation systems where supposedly somebody’s mortality in deeper sense have been tested in quite dangerous manner.
So somebody like Steiner suggest that for certain level of initiation it would be enough to master condition where one is able to stay awake three consecutive day-night cycles (around 70 h) routinely, but for example Buddhist version would be nine consecutive day-night cycles (more than 200 h) awake additionally without eating and drinking. And this would be still more like beginning from the point of so called Paths (marga) and Grounds (bhumi). One should also notice that at least most written commentaries to these are very skeleton like.
I’m not trying to ask that same question again, but I still wonder what might be this Christianity-Taoism link which should be important for UT/HT practitioners.
I mean is there some kind of channeling according to which this is somehow important to take into account?
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.
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