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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Life After Death


Life after Death



Few days ago one of my never-met friends in FB sent me a chat message.

“Chandima, what’s your opinion about life after death?”

I knew how to boomerang the question back to my friend, who is from South Africa.

“Can you tell me what is your definition of life? I will answer your question depending on your clarification”

There was a pause for 4-5 minutes, before he typed asking what is my opinion about life……  I got very clever friends.

Have you ever thought that the word “life” is only a concept that is relevant to a body in the physical world?

And then comes the inevitable question: Does this so called physical world exist…?

The entire physical world is based on our five senses + brain function.



Sadhguru, the popular God-man on motor cycle asks this brilliant question from his audience………..

“Where do you see me…?”

Many people point the finger towards where Sadhguru is sitting. He says “No”

Think how you see something. The light is reflected from the object and falls on your eye lens making a small image on your retina. This is where you see the object. The image processing and information analysis of the brain tells you that the image belongs to Sadhguru, or peacock or some unknown entity (when the memory store has no similar object to compare). If you have no physical body, then you have no eye lens + retina + brain to “see”.

Without nose you cannot smell. Without tongue you cannot taste, without ears you cannot hear, without skin and flesh you cannot feel. Vision, hearing, odour, taste and feeling of touch are possible only if you have sensor + neuron + brain combination. In the absence of any component of this combination, that perception will not be possible.

If you cannot see, smell, hear, taste and feel how can a physical world exist…..?

As one dies, if the “I” still exists, it has to leave the physical body. Thus, unless there are some other forms of senses and information processing unit or totally different system exist (that can sense concepts of physical world) on the “other side”, there is no compatibility between our perception on the physical world and that after death.



Many experiments on near death experience and revelation of previous incarnations depict that the experimented subject seeing light as they die and transfer to the other side. How do they see light as “they” have no sensing and processing system after death? And don’t forget that light, in turn, is an entity of physical world.

This seems a riddle that I cannot answer at present. The best way of getting an idea is to ask a blind (from birth) what he/she dreams. Again the problem will be his/her description of the dream in voice form.

My friend dragged me into a sinkhole. I am sure that there is a way out.

Can someone help me out? But make sure that you are on a firm logical ground before you lend me a helping hand…..





2 comments:

  1. Sorry that I too can not help you on this, as you said I'm also yet to find a clue here. good one. Thanks මධ්‍යස්ථ මතධාරියා for sharing.

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  2. One important clue about this is given if we analyze the religious background of the person who gives near death experience. A person who believes god say its a light, a Sri Lankan Buddhist says he was flown over body and came back but does not mention about a light. Sometimes they go to a Bo tree and goes to another body when so called "last life memories" are revealed. Hence for me these are just imaginations in mind that crop up when in unconscious status. But the universal truth is still by large a mystery which we may not needed to live a normal life.

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