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Life goes on

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I just finished reading Life After Death: the Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra. While I’m just not sure about some of what he covers (reading from a Christian perspective), such as reincarnation, his thoughts and research aren’t limited to Hinduism and Vedanta…he also offers viewpoints from other major religions, including Christianity. I found the discussion on the nature of consciousness very thought-provoking. The idea that our consciousness is not localized in our brains…that the brain is a receptor and filter of our thoughts and memories that originate elsewhere…from that nonphysical aspect of ourselves…our soul or spirit, perhaps? That part of us that never really dies?

In the end notes of the book, there was a link to a fascinating article about a Dutch cardiologist, whose research on near-death experiences was published, surprisingly, in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet. This is well worth reading…Life goes on.

Written by Jim

July 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

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