As we have shown, however, skeptics are so convinced of their intellectual superiority that they are incapable of examining evidence objectively that contradicts their strongly-held viewpoints. Unlike the cases for ESP and UFOs, however, the evidence for survival after death is by its nature less measurable and more subtle and complicated. Militant skeptics would have everyone believe that this is merely anecdotal and easily explained away by the biochemistry of the dying brain, pumped up by morphine and stress, with the particular hallucinations the result of a combination of wishful thinking and religious preconception. But as we shall see, this view ignores some inconvenient facts.
There is the existence of boy geniuses, A child plays on the piano, A child delivers lectures, A boy solves great mathematical problems. A child narrates his previous life, One becomes a full-blown Yogi, This proves that there is rebirth: Buddha gained experiences in several births.
He became Buddha only in his last birth. He who has a taste for music, Gains experiences in several births, And becomes a master of music in one birth, He cuts grooves for music in each birth, Slowly develops tendency and aptitude, And becomes an expert musician in one birth; So is the case with every Art.
The baby sucks, the young duck swims, Who taught this? They are The Samskaras or the tendencies of previous births. In one birth all virtues cannot be developed. By gradual evolution only, one can be cultivated. Saints possess excellence in all virtues, The existence of saints and adepts Indicates that there is rebirth.
Today we have a perpetual demand for concrete evidence en masse, not of solitary prodigies. The doctrine of cause and effect and the consequent inevitability of reincarnation has been the very bedrock of the Hindu philosophy. Then the question will arise, if one is to believe that his present life is resultant of the actions done in his previous birth, what was it that caused that previous birth?
Well, another previous birth. But what was the cause of that birth, again? Now, to answer this, we have to fall back upon the law of evolution and say that in the long, distant past we had been once animals and from that strata of life we became human beings.
But the question would again arise that in order to justify the theory of cause and effect there must have been some cause as well to be born as human beings, and since animals have no intellect to judge between virtue and vice, how could we be held responsible for our birth into the family of Man?
It does not matter; let us tentatively accept this illogical hypothesis to be true, and lead ourselves back into the family of worms and then into the vegetable and the mineral kingdoms, and finally arrive at the conclusion that God must have been the original cause responsible.
But, believing in the theory of cause and effect, how indeed, for all the world of reason, could God be so unjust and undeniably become the original cause for all the suffering, conflict and unhappiness that we must undergo, born as we are as human beings?
There is no answer for the original cause. The best course is: Be good and do good, believe in a good conscience and respect the worthiness of the individual and the ethics of life, leaving the rest to God.
There are many things beyond the orbit of the human mind, and knowledge of the Self, however imposing the term might be, is the only answer to them.
Nevertheless the concept of rebirth cannot be so easily brushed aside, since there are substantial logical inferences, which yield a strong influence on reason to sustain faith.Unlike many books about the afterlife, Life after Death makes no appeal to religious faith, divine revelation, or sacred texts.
Drawing on some of the most powerful theories and trends in physics, evolutionary biology, science, philosophy, and psychology, D'Souza shows why the atheist critique of immortality is irrational and draws the striking conclusion that it is reasonable to believe in.
This paper examines beliefs and experiential claims concerning life after death provided by some 5, people in Canada, the United States, and Britain in the spring of The surveys show that large numbers of people continue to believe life continues after death.
Beyond belief, many maintain. Life after death is a fundamental belief in most religions. What form life after death takes is different in each religion and sometimes there is a difference of belief between members of the same.
After a day or two of mourning, we are rushed back to work, to the concerns of normal life, and to a world indifferent to the death of someone we loved immeasurably.
Here are three universal truths: (1) Life is God because everything is a part of God. (2) Light is God because everything is made of light.
(3) Love is God because everything is held together by kaja-net.com truths come from people who have had near-death kaja-net.com same truths come from Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Moses, Muhammad, Zoroaster, etc. A-Level (AS and A2) Religious Studies revision section looking at life after death.
Topics include Distinctions between Body and Soul, Differing views on Life and Death, Nature of Disembodied Existence, Afterlife and the Problem of Evil and the strengths and Weaknesses of the relevant theories.