Do we have a soul? Is there life after death? In a society where science and empirical testing have taken over as requirements for truth, the idea of there being a life after death is sometimes thought of as wishful thinking. The afterlife, however, is something that has been experienced by countless people since recorded history who have returned to tell their tales, with the most noteworthy account experienced first-hand by Harvard trained brain neurosurgeon of 25 years, Dr. Eben Alexander.
Before his experience, he did not believe existence of a non-physical spirit. Trained in western medical school and surrounded by medical colleagues who are deeply invested in the materialism view of the universe, he thought that the idea of a soul was outlandish. Dr. Alexander changed his mind after he was in a coma for seven days caused by severe bacterial meningitis and experienced a vivid journey into the afterlife. He was guided by an beautiful angelic being and shown the Divine Source, which he referred to as “Om”.
He then returned to his physical body, experienced a miraculous healing, and went on to write the NY Times #1 best selling book “Proof of Heaven.” What Dr. Alexander confirms is that our life on planet Earth is a “test” of personal growth, and that the way to make progress in this test is to overcome evil while spreading love and compassion. Here are some other notable points he made:
– The experience of the afterlife was so “real” and expansive that the experience of living as a human on Earth seemed like an artificial dream by comparison.
– The fabric of the afterlife was pure LOVE. Love dominated the afterlife to such a huge degree that the overall presence of evil was infinitesimally small. If you wish to know the Universe, know Love.
– In the afterlife, all communication was telepathic. There was no need for spoken words, nor even any separation between the self and everything else happening around you. All the questions you asked in your mind were immediately answered to you telepathically as well.
When asked what he wants everyone to know about the spiritual realm, he always answers saying that you are precious and infinitely loved more than you can possibly imagine. You are always safe. You are never alone. The unconditional and perfect Love of God neglects not one soul.
“Love is, without a doubt, the basis of everything. Not some abstract, hard-to-fathom kind of love but the day-to-day kind that everyone knows-the kind of love we feel when we look at our spouse and our children, or even our animals. In its purest and most powerful form, this love is not jealous or selfish, but unconditional.
This is the reality of realities, the incomprehensibly glorious truth of truths that lives and breathes at the core of everything that exists or will ever exist, and no remotely accurate understanding of who and what we are can be achieved by anyone who does not know it, and embody it in all of their actions.”
Eben’s neocortex was completely nonfunctional during the time of his coma do to his sever bacterial meningitis, so there is no scientific account for why he experienced this. The DMT explanation is also not valid here, because with his neocortex being disabled, the molecules would have no anchor point to ground themselves in. In fact, gives refutations to 9 different possible scientific explanations for his experience in his book. He is living proof of an afterlife. “Our spirit is not dependent on the brain or body,” he said. “It is eternal, and no one has one sentence worth of hard evidence that it isn’t.”
1. Make friends with at least one bartender at each of your top 3 favorite bars.
This will make you feel cooler. Feeling cooler helps you make friends. Enjoy the rush of being popular.
2. Have a contact at every nice restaurant within a 10 mile radius of your apartment/house.
This has two benefits: 1) Great Service. 2) If you need to get out of a bad date, you can signal your restaurant agent to come over and say “Excuse me. Ms./Mr. *BlahBlah*, your friend/aunt/cousin/uncle/grandma/sibling/emergencycontact/roommate has called the restaurant three times trying to get ahold of you because they knew you wouldn’t be paying attention to your phone on a date.” Duh. You are a crazy polite person. This allows you to leave for approximately 5 minutes and come back with “I am so sorry to do this, but I have to go.” Leave them money. It’s the nice thing…
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As an Indian, this news makes me proud. As a country that spans more than 15 degrees of Longitude, the states receiving the short end of the stick needed this
After 66 years of being on the Indian Standard Time or IST, Assam has decided to follow garden time or a daylight-saving schedule British tea planters introduced more than 150 years ago.
Preparations are underway in the north-eastern state to advance clocks an hour ahead of the standard time followed across the country.
“Such a time zone already exists in tea gardens . People will become more energetic and we will save on energy consumption too,” state chief minister Tarun Gogoi said.
The government says the logic is simple: in Assam and other north-eastern states, sunrise happens as early as 5 am and it is pitch dark by 5 pm in the winters and a little later in the summers.
So sticking to IST means a loss of daylight hours and a decrease in productivity. For instance, a farmer in Assam is ready to work a good one hour before her or his counterpart in a state like Gujarat.
Robin Borthakur, former secretary of the Indian Tea Association, speaks of the tradition of advancing clocks at Assam’s tea gardens. “This concept started because day light breaks earlier than other parts of India. That is why the time was decided,” he says.
The IST is based on the local time at Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad. But people like filmmaker Jahnu Baruah, who has campaigned for a different time zone for the north-east for long, says this just doesn’t hold good for them.
“I had being talking about this for almost 25 years. India is a vast country; the difference between eastern border and western border is two hours. We are wasting too much productivity. I have calculated the north-east itself we went behind in productivity by 25 years,” Mr Baruah says.
Assam’s move, which may need the central government’s go ahead, is also likely to rekindle an old debate about having different time zones across the country, or advancing India’s clocks to 6 hours instead of five-and-a-half hours according to the Greenwich Mean Time or GMT. Experts say this will take care of all time differences across the country.
Photographer Alexey Kljatov takes incredible close-up photos of snowflakes in his backyard in Moscow.
“I capture snowflakes on the open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by an LED flashlight from the opposite side of the glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background.”
Scientists discover the first real reason we need sleep.
We know we need to sleep. We know our brains and bodies work better after sleep. But what we didn’t know, until now, was why.
Scientists have just reported the first major mechanical reason our brains need to sleep — certain cleaning mechanisms in the brain work better when we shut the brain down. (more…)
Despite what ‘they’ said, reincarnation is a reality which exists in another dimension. I know, it’s empowering.
A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“, published in the USA, has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Robert Lanza has no doubts that this is possible. (more…)