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German Scientists Prove There is Life After Death
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:04:38 PM »
Now science has proven there is life after death which confirms to Buddhist beliefs and teachings. 

Berlin| A team of psychologists and medical doctors associated with the Technische Universität of Berlin, have announced this morning that they had proven by clinical experimentation, the existence of some form of life after death. This astonishing announcement is based on the conclusions of a study using a new type of medically supervised near-death experiences, that allow patients to be clinically dead for almost 20 minutes before being brought back to life.

This controversial process that was repeated on 944 volunteers over that last four years, necessitates a complex mixture of drugs including epinephrine and dimethyltryptamine, destined to allow the body to survive the state of clinical death and the reanimation process without damage. The body of the subject was then put into a temporary comatic state induced by a mixture of other drugs which had to be filtered by ozone from his blood during the reanimation process 18 minutes later.

The extremely long duration of the experience was only recently made possible by the development of a new cardiopulmonary recitation (CPR) machine called the AutoPulse. This type of equipment has already been used over the last few years, to reanimate people who had been dead for somewhere between 40 minutes to an hour.



Near-death experiences have been hypothesized in various medical journals in the past, as having the characteristics of hallucinations, but Dr Ackermann and his team, on the contrary, consider them as evidence for the existence of the afterlife and of a form of dualism between mind and body.

The team of scientists led by Dr Berthold Ackermann, has monitored the operations and have compiled the testimonies of the subjects. Although there are some slight variations from one individual to another, all of the subjects have some memories of their period of clinical death. and a vast majority of them described some very similar sensations.

Most common memories include a feeling of detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of an overwhelming light.

The scientists say that they are well aware the many of their conclusions could shock a lot of people, like the fact that the religious beliefs of the various subjects seems to have held no incidence at all, on the sensations and experiences that they described at the end of the experiment. Indeed, the volunteers counted in their ranks some members are a variety of Christian churches, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and atheists.

“I know our results could disturb the beliefs of many people” says Mr Ackermann. “But in a way, we have just answered one of the greatest questions in the history of mankind, so I hope these people will be able to forgive us. Yes, there is life after death and it looks like this applies to everyone.”


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Re: German Scientists Prove There is Life After Death
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 02:39:14 AM »
I am more disturbed that they had volunteers that experienced death in the study?
  Were people dying anyway--- this sounds very strange and not too ethical.
  Of course it is helpful if people understand that there is continuation after we leave the body....

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 08:13:08 AM »
Generally is glad to know that scientist at last able to prove that there is life after death. Buddhism teaching has long ago said that there is life after death in two thousand five hundred years ago. People need to know there is life after death in order to behave morally rather only concern in this life. We are always bound by karma and still in the cyclic existence. Hopefully with more understanding of the life after death, people able to think further and prepare for it.

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 03:42:25 PM »
There has always been the teachings in the Buddhism context that there is life after death. And it good to know that now it's scientifically proven proves that the Buddha's teachings two thousand six hundred years ago is correct.
Hopefully understanding of life after death more people will think hard and believe in the Karma.....

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 04:59:14 PM »
Actually scientist has been proving a lot of Buddhism beliefs and this time is about after death. Frankly speak it’s interesting.

Following death, according to Tibetan Buddhism, the spirit of the departed goes through a process lasting forty-nine days that is divided into three stages called "bardos." At the conclusion of the bardo, the person either enters nirvana or returns to Earth for rebirth.
 
It is imperative that the dying individual remain fully aware for as long as possible because the thoughts one has while passing over into death heavily influence the nature of both the after-death experience and, if one fails to achieve nirvana, the state of one's next incarnation.

Stage one of the Bardo (called the "Chikai" Bardo), the bardo of dying, begins at death and extends from half a day to four days. This is the period of time necessary for the departed to realize that they have dropped the body. The consciousness of the departed has an ecstatic experience of the primary "Clear White Light" at the death moment. Everyone gets at least a fleeting glimpse of the light. The more spiritually developed see it longer, and are able to go beyond it to a higher level of reality. The average person, however, drops into the lesser state of the secondary "clear light."

In stage two (called the "Chonyid" Bardo), the bardo of Luminous Mind, the departed encounters the hallucinations resulting from the karma created during life. Unless highly developed, the individual will feel that they are still in the body. The departed then encounters various apparitions, the "peaceful" and "wrathful" deities, that are actually personifications of human feelings and that, to successfully achieve nirvana, the deceased must encounter unflinchingly. Only the most evolved individuals can skip the bardo experience altogether and transit directly into a paradise realm. Stage three (called the "Sidpa" Bardo), the bardo of rebirth, is the process of reincarnation.

For most scientists what their experiment is just to prove the existent, the result. They will not act further after concluded the result and basically is just to acknowledge the result rather than act towards the result for a change of life. This is not what I concluded but was being told by a scientist friend. This is how they keep neutral of their experiment.

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Re: German Scientists Prove There is Life After Death
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 09:39:57 AM »
Scientists had since the 1950s developed Past Life Regression Analysis, a technique that uses hypnosis to recover what practitioners believe are memories of past lives or incarnations.  With this new annoucement on the existence of life after death, scientists have proven past and future life existences.  Indeed this new discovery will not be well received especially for those atheists and those who do not believe in the existences of past or future lives.  One is likely to live their lives meaningfully and ethically if they know the existence of future lives. One will prepare for the future instead of just for the current life only. 

"... Yes, there is life after death and it looks like this applies to everyone." says Dr Berthold Ackermann the head scientist.  He concurs with what the Buddhists believe; what Lord Buddha had taught about past and future lives 2500 years ago! Life will not be the same anymore for some.  For others it is business as usual.

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 12:21:37 PM »

Life after death in Hinduism and Buddhism are classified as cyclic existence.This means that people are reborn and live a series of lives before reaching their final end state.After death the soul is reborn to a new life,also known as reincarnation.
In Buddhist meditation practice,it is possible to leave the body and still have consciousness while in deep meditation.Scientist used medicine,the results are exactly the same,whereas in meditation you have more control on your consciousness when you leave your body.

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2014, 07:32:13 AM »
To me, is there life after death is not one of the greatest questions in the history of mankind. There are many evidence that when this physical human body dies, the consciousness does not but the question is where does it go? Buddhism, Hinduism and some religions believes in reincarnation or enlightenment. Other religion such as Christinanity doesn't believe in reincarnation but in its own context does believe in "life" after death be it in heaven or hell. The evidence of the existence of spirit realms whether one is a believer or not is one that is hard to refute. Their existence is in a way proof there is life after death just not necessarily in the same physical human form.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2014, 08:39:11 AM »
The significance of knowing that there is life after death is that we need to be more responsible of our actions in this current life and also plan for our future lives. We tend to plan for our retirement age and what to do with our assets after we pass away. However, we don't think about what we prepare now for our future lives. With endorsements from scientists, it will open up people's mind to reassess their belief systems and how life is going to be. It's a good start for a mass spiritual awakening.

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2014, 06:36:36 AM »
I think that this experiment does not proof life after death in a conclusive way scientifically but more pertinently it proved or rather remind us of the obvious; that death will be experienced by all sentient being; human in this case and that the death experience is the same for all, regardless of religion and beliefs. It does show what happens during the period after clinical death for 18 to 20 minutes but could not possibly go beyond that. For a conclusive proof, we need a longer period of "death" ie for days but I think that would be risky. If that is possible then we can really answer some of the questions of where one goes after death. Is there a God, or is there reincarnation?

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Re: German Scientists Prove There is Life After Death
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2014, 06:57:23 AM »
I do not thing empirical science can convincingly prove life after death as it is a conundrum to the law of nature. What these scientists proved was what happens during the time immediately after clinical death not really death in the ultimate sense ie not coming back. It is therefore a paradox if we say we can prove what happened after death as the fact that they all came back alive. What is missing is the time beyond the 20 minutes of so that these scientist have the capabilities to control these "death". That, to me, is perhaps not possible ever by using empirical methods and these methods can only "control" the human body and not the soul or mind or the person.

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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2014, 03:57:15 PM »
To Buddhism, our live will not end after death. One will have to take rebirth in any of the six realms i.e. hell, hungry ghost, animal, human, demi-god and god.  The experiment which these German scientists has performed and the end result which confirmed that there is life after death is another strong evidence and good support on the truth to the Buddhist doctrine. Therefore, this serves to be a constant reminder for all to be aware of their body, speech and mind. Buddhist practitioner who wishes to end the cycle of life and death is required to let go of self-centered love and attachment to self-destructive living.