Immortal Soul: Not a Foolish Conceptby Opinion Express November 4, 2018 0 comments
Not only blind faith, modern science too proves that the soul is immortal. Meditation can guide us through the door, leading to a world of eternal bliss, light, and love.
The soul is immortal; it knows no death. Yet many people fear death because they are not aware of their immortal nature. By connecting with our soul, we will have answers to what awaits us beyond death. All religions in the world recognise the immortality of the soul. The description in the scriptures of the soul’s journey after life differ from religion to religion, but one common thread runs throughout them: The soul survives the death of the physical body. But can modern science confirm this?
A medical doctor, Dr. Raymond Moody, Jr, discovered that those patients who had clinically died but were brought back to life through the wonders of modern medicine had similar experiences. Many of them reported finding themselves looking down at their body form a vantage point in the room such as the ceiling. They were able to watch the medical practitioners trying to bring them back to life, and they could hear conversations in the room. Some found themselves floating through the walls to the waiting room where they could see and hear their relatives, and later, after the patient was revived, relatives and friends confirmed the accuracy of the overheard conversations. The subjects then found themselves being sucked through a dark tunnel, at the end of which was a bright light. Although the light was extremely bright, brighter than any they had ever seen on earth, it was not scorching; rather, it was a warm light, which they described as being filled with love. Many of them were met by a being of Light who enveloped them with a love greater than they ever felt on Earth. Following this, many went through a life review in which everything they had done in their life flashed before them. They could see not only the event, but could also experience what they and the other people involved thought and felt. Thus, if they did something hurtful, they could feel the pain they caused the other person. If they did something loving, they could feel the happiness of the other person. As a result of this life review, most people underwent a transformation. They realised that when they crossed the borders to the afterlife, it did not matter how much money they earned, how much property they had owned, what position of power they had held, or whether they were famous or not. What mattered was how loving they were to others.
In many cases, they began to devote themselves to being a more loving. They also spoke of being given a choice of whether they wanted to remain in the life beyond or return. Many of them experienced so much bliss in the beyond that they did not want to return. But ultimately, they were told that their life on earth was not over and they would have to return. At that point, they found themselves being sucked back into their body. At that moment, any medical efforts to revive them bore fruit, and their heartbeat and breathing suddenly resumed.
Over eight million people reported having a near-death experience, according to a 1982 Gallup poll. The startling number has caused many doctors and scientists to take notice. Do near-death experiences prove the existence of the soul? They are proof to the people who have had them.
The Soul’s Immortality
There is striking similarity among the accounts of the journey of the soul as related by enlightened ones from different world religions. The common thread among them is the belief that the soul lives after the demise of the physical body, undergoes a judgment in which its good and bad deeds are either rewarded or punished, is placed in heaven or hell according to its deeds, and ultimately reaches a stage of union with the Lord or the Source. There is also a similarity between these and the accounts of people who have had a near-death experiences. Their descriptions correspond with the scriptures that describe the initial moments when one’s soul departs from the body. The near-death experiences take us as far as the threshold of the inner realms. But since the narrators did not die, their journey ended there.
Although the accounts of saints and those alive today who have had near-death experiences may give us hope and inspiration, they alone cannot provide proof to our selves. They merely present second-hand knowledge. Real proof comes when we experience our soul’s immortality for ourselves.
We need not experience the trauma of a near-death experience in order to find out what lies beyond; we can experience the soul’s immortal nature when we go within. We can learn how to do this by examining how the saints and mystics from all different religions conducted their inner journey. We can learn the technique of meditation they used and begin to practice it ourselves. Through meditation, a whole new world opens up for us.
The writer is a spiritual leader.
Writer: Sant Rajinder Singh
Source: The Pioneer