Yeah, this is the big problem with “near-death experiences”. They are simply “near-death”. They are not death. There has not been one single instance of a person dying–such that several days pass so that every single cell of the body has died–and then the person coming back. If there are still cells alive, there is still some kind of consciousness there.
So while these stories are interesting (I saw it on FB and passed it along), ultimately death is a big unknown until it occurs. That’s assuming even that one learns anything at death. It could just be an eternal nothingness, and you don’t even learn this fact, because you simply cease to be.
It is both a sobering and terrifying possibility, and also when one realizes that every single person is destined for that same fate, it releases any concerns about judgments other people have against your individual life. After all, they will be dust, no different from anyone else.
What about the people that have experience of hells?
If I were buried soon, I think this song would be appropriate, at least to my sense of humor.
It’s interesting. Who am I when I’m sleeping? I once had a dream that I was standing on a bridge, and I became afraid that if I jumped off, I would fall into the bay. Dreaming, I felt very sad: something was making me too heavy again. As long as dreams relate to waking, (immersed in the exploration) I’m void of feelings about voidnessthe empty lightbulb sings: ha ha ha
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.