All the holy books, be it Quran,Bible,Bhagavad gita, unanimously support the concept of afterlife(existence of soul).But we all being in 21st century need science to prove it before believing it.so what’s the stand of science on this subject?
Well,no doubt the world was curious about the scientific point of view on this,but they became even more curious when Dr. Eben Alexander, a world famous neurosurgeon in 2008 got infected by E.coli bacteria.The e.coli began to literally eat his brain away, and he went into an extremely violent fit of seizures, verbal outbursts and muscular spasms before lapsing into a brain-dead coma.
Dr. Eben Alexander.
In this coma, he was only kept alive via a respirator and IV fluids. The attending physicians soon concluded that Dr. Alexander would die within a matter of days.
But here’s the real shocker in all this, rather than experiencing nothingness during these seven earth-days of unconsciousness, Dr. Alexander found himself “awakening” from the dream of his earthly life, suddenly experiencing an incomprehensibly vast expansion of his consciousness in the afterlife.
When asked,what did he experienced during those seven days,and what was it like?He answered, and his experience stupefied the whole world.Here are the highlights of what he said:
1. 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.
2.There was no time dimension in the afterlife. Time did not “flow” as it does in our universe.
3.In the after life,we do not need legs for our movement,just a wish to move is enough for our movement.
4.In the afterlife, all communication was “telepathic“. There was no need for spoken words.
5. Souls cannot pass through a solid body.For passing through a wall/door/anything at least a small opening is necessary.
6.We all(living bodies) are surrounded by hundreds of souls.We are never alone.we cannot sense them.(Well,this one is quite distressing because if he is to be believed,we can’t enjoy any privacy).
7.Each soul repel every other soul, as the two like poles of magnet.They repel each and every living being as well because every living body is just a container for a soul.(but then why don’t we in our bodies,repel?)
So, is he a teller of tall tales?well,maybe.But people all around the world, who were in coma have described similar sort of awareness even after they were declared clinically dead!His claims were further strengthened by scientists at Southampton university.
Scientists at the University of Southampton have spent four years examining more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals in the UK, US and Austria(considered as largest ever medical study on this subject).And they found that nearly 40% of people who survived described a kind of ‘awareness’ during the time when they were clinically dead before their hearts were restarted.
And of those 40%, 17% experienced just about same as Eben did!! So,we cannot doubt Eben any longer.
Although many could not recall specific details, some themes emerged. One in five said they had felt an unusual sense of peacefulness while nearly one third said time had slowed down or speeded up.
Some recalled seeing a bright light; a golden flash or the Sun shining. Others recounted feelings of fear or drowning or being dragged through deep water. 13 per cent said they had felt separated from their bodies and the same number said their sensed had been heightened.
Dr Parnia believes many more people may have experiences when they are close to death but drugs or sedatives used in the process of rescuitation may stop them remembering.
“Estimates have suggested that millions of people have had vivid experiences in relation to death but the scientific evidence has been ambiguous at best.Many people have assumed that these were hallucinations or illusions but they do seem to corresponded to actual events.And a higher proportion of people may have vivid death experiences, but do not recall them due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory circuits.”
These are the only two scientific events about afterlife which the world noticed.But,there are still a good number of scientists who don’t believe in these events.
So,Why can’t science come up with a firm answer on this one?When this was asked to Ben carson(another famous neurosurgeon).He said that it’s just a matter of time before science can give a befitting answer.
But,if really you’re eager to experience afterlife.Here it is, a blog for you.101 stylish ways to end your existence on earth. goodluck ;).