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The Meaning of Near-Death Experiences (16) The Profound Abstruseness of Life and Death : By Vajra Acharya Pema Lhadren Translated by Simon S.H. Tang Summary of Last Chapter In the last chapter, a case of Near-Death Experience (NDE) was quoted which was very different from the others. This case was provided by a psychic with a religious belief, who possessed psychic abilities and the knowledge on the modes of operation in the “posthumous world”. Hence this
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  The Meaning of Near-Death Experiences (16) The Profound Abstruseness of Life and Death : By Vajra Acharya Pema Lhadren Translated by Simon S.H. Tang Summary of Last Chapter In the last chapter, a case of Near-Death Experience (NDE) was quoted which was very different from the others. This case was provided by a psychic with a religious belief, who possessed psychic abilities and the knowledge on the modes of operation in the “posthumous world”. Hence this case does have a profound signicance in terms of its revelation. Its contents  were well-balanced and rmly grounded on the reality of Mother Nature. Not only has it opened up the visions of “nullidians”, but it has also opened a door for religious people to review upon their own spiritual practices. As such, the wisdom in “facing the reality and seeking for the truth” could arise. It has described a NDE survivor, Satana, who had chased after the brightness of Light, and had actually advanced in one level after another, and thus reaching the ultimate stage. And yet, why did she still fail? One of the reasons is that: her skepticism and wrong cognitions about the occurrence of several bodies in the “posthumous” environment, which has been explained in details in the last chapter. Before further elaborations on the other reasons, please let us try to review the special features of this case. Case 19 Satana was a native inhabitant in America (that is, an American Indian) who possessed the “psychic abilities”. She had studied in India, and she had studied in great depths on the teachings of Hinduism. She could be said to be a spiritual practitioner whose practices are based upon the teachings of Hinduism. During her stay in India for her pursuit of spiritual studies, she had paid a visit to her friend at one time. Due to courtesy, she dared not refuse the offer of a glass of cold tap water by her friend. After taking it for a while, she felt extremely uncomfortable in her whole body. She went home and her condition deteriorated very quickly. In less than two hours, she had developed high fever and her mind was unclear. She suffered and struggled in bed. A large portion of the pink bedspread was being wet by her sweat.The following is her self-narration: ã The True Face of Colorã The Abstruseness on the Crea-tion of the Vajrayana “Mandala”ã Re-orientation on the “Locus of Destiny”ã The Reason for the Alterations in Colorã Specifc Cognitions Would Lead to Deviations of “Mental Strength”ã The Areas and Questions Pend-ing for Further Discussions Issue no.16 1 Dudjom Buddhist Association (International) 4th Floor, Federal Centre, 77 Sheung On Street, Chaiwan, Hong Kong Tel : ( 852 ) 2558 3680 Fax : ( 852 ) 3157 1144 Website : http://www.dudjomba.com Email : info @ dudjomba.org.hk   Copyright Owner: Dudjom Buddhist Association International Limited Youtube www.youtube.com/user/DudjomBuddhist Facebook www.facebook.com/DudjomBuddhist 土豆 http://www.tudou.com/home/dudjom 优酷 http://i.youku.com/dudjom 56.com http://i.56.com/Dudjom  “At rst, I found myself sitting at the rear of the bed with both legs crossed. This was my usual sitting posture while I was in India. I was looking at my ‘other self’ whose body was tossing, turning to and fro in bed, and was fallen into coma. I saw that the bedspread was now green in color, which was a color of healing, and so I knew that my body could recover. The ‘self’ who sat at the rear of the bed looking at my body in coma was completely relaxed. I called this relaxed body the ‘observer’. This ‘observer’ suddenly sensed some sort of a ‘ling-qi’ (an invisible existence of an essence of energy) upon its left shoulder. Through my experiences and knowledge during trainings in meditation, I knew this ‘lingqi’ was the ‘eye-witness’. Let me explain it: this ‘eye-witness’ could be said to be my second body, which had no cognitive ability and could not communicate with my other body, the ‘observer’. The ‘eye-witness’ did not have any thoughts, and so it merely has no cognitive ability and comprehension. It was only an ‘eye-witness’. I knew some wizards who said that the ‘God of Death’ would stand on the left shoulder, and I so believed that this second body of the ‘eye-witness’ was what they were referring to.Once I sensed that there was this ‘lingqi’ upon my left shoulder, I was forcefully dragged into the ‘eye-witness’ immediately. From that moment onwards, I moved swiftly because I knew that I had to chase after that ‘beam of light’, and should not be interrupted by any other things. As all other matters had already been nished , so I should not think of them any longer. I told myself to use all of my might to chase after the light. Hence, I dashed off towards that ‘beam of bright light’ . When I oated up in the air, I found that what surrounded me were the dainty scenes of great elegance. They were so beautiful that I couldn’t help lingering around, almost forgotten to move forward. I could ‘achieve everything that I would think of’ and ‘could do anything at my own will’! The beauty of tints and sounds  were so diversied and exquisitely touching that it has greatly exceeded what mundane people could have thought of them. I believed that many of the inspirations of many great musicians and artists must have come from here. I am very sure that all those who had crossed the threshold and entered into this place would want to stay behind, simply because it was just too beautiful.However, I knew that I must have to maintain my ‘attentiveness’ and sustain to enter into that ‘beam of light’, and should not be stalled by the scenic beauty. I unceasingly penetrated through that ‘beam of light’, passed through it, and then kept on overtaking it. At rst, I had transcended the ‘time’ element , and nally I had also transcended the ‘space’ element, and thus had arrived at a certain ‘point without space’. At the same time, I had also transcended any kind of ‘physical body’, and had just left behind my ‘self-awareness’. In abandoning the ‘physical body’, I felt freedom without the slightest bondage. Not until I had abandoned my ‘physical body’, I had always thought that there was no such thing as ‘awless perfection’ in this world, but then by now I could actually be able to realize this. When I further penetrated through that ‘beam of light’, I entered into a state of ecstasy. It was not a joy but a state of ecstasy which was beyond any descriptions. I continued to move onward in overtaking it, and even transcended the level of ‘experience’ itself. At that very moment, I had discovered some sort of a freedom which was ‘without any emotions and experiences’. It even went so far as of having simply without the existence of the “self”. When I proceeded even further in overtaking it, it had become a state without a ‘single consciousness’ while existed only in an endless and boundless vast expanse. My ‘point of consciousness’ was just like a tiny drop of water that has been completely dissolved in the vast great ocean.I then returned back to my ‘physical body’. When I woke up in the hospital, I noticed that I had the ‘self-awareness’ and my mind was very clear. I realized that there was no “separated individuality”, and that all things had been “combined into one” in union . The rst thing in my mind after waking up was that I must have to remember the direction of each and every stage, so that I could inform others as to how to proceed.”The point for the failure of Santana was that she was  lacking of the following “knowledge and training”. It was, indeed, a pity that such a talent had failed due to her insufcient merits . 1. The skepticism and wrong cognitions on the occurrence of several physical bodies in the “posthumous” environment – (please refer to the article on ‘The Meaning of Near-Death Experiences’ in the Issue 15 of the “Lake of Lotus”)2. The deviation of her “mental strength” due to her special cognitions on color – Satana had narrated that the bedsheet was initially pink in color, but during the occurrence of her NDE when she had departed from her physical body, she found herself sitting at the rear of the bed and calmly looking at her own body. She had discovered that the bedsheet had turned into green in color, which she considered was the color of healing. As such, she was quite sure that her body would get better gradually. Why was it that the bedsheet was seen to be pink while she was still alive, but then the color of it had changed into green after her death? Satana was quite sure that her physical body would Issue no.16 2 Dudjom Buddhist Association (International) 4th Floor, Federal Centre, 77 Sheung On Street, Chaiwan, Hong Kong Tel : ( 852 ) 2558 3680 Fax : ( 852 ) 3157 1144 Website : http://www.dudjomba.com Email : info @ dudjomba.org.hk   Copyright Owner: Dudjom Buddhist Association International Limited Youtube www.youtube.com/user/DudjomBuddhist Facebook www.facebook.com/DudjomBuddhist 土豆 http://www.tudou.com/home/dudjom 优酷 http://i.youku.com/dudjom 56.com http://i.56.com/Dudjom  soon be getting better. What kind of consequence  would this sort of “rm belief” bring upon her? Would any kind of “cognition” denitely become a factor in driving the “orientation of destiny”? The True Face of Color From the denition of sciences, color is a visual phenomenon that has arisen due to the emission and/  or reection of “light waves” from an object, which is a kind of fundamental characteristic of the vision of the human eye. Therefore, the characteristics of colors could only be exhibited in the presence of light. Without illumination, there is no color. In other words, “light” is “color”. Why is it? “Light” is a kind of electromagnetic waves, which are associated with “wavelengths”. For those lights of “electromagnetic waves” having wavelengths in the range of 380 nm to 780 nm, these are visible to the human eye. Hence, this portion of the range of “light” is called the “visual light”. The structure of electromagnetic wavesElectromagnetic Spectrum The magnitude on the “amplitude of the vibration” of “light” is formed by the differences of the crest and trough of the “light waves”, which affects the degree of illumination of “lights”. The “length” of the “light waves” and the distance between two corresponding “vibration amplitudes” will then characterize the various “colors”. Colors will appear as the following at large, namely: “red, orange, yellow, green, light green, blue, violet”.When “light” passes through different media, the phenomenon known as refraction will occur due to the different densities of the different media. For different media (for instance, when light enters into a glass plate from the air, it goes through it and then travels back to the air), and “lights” of different “wavelengths” (that is, “lights” of different colors), different angles of refraction would be formed. “Lights” of different “wavelengths”, even in the same medium, would travel with different velocities. Therefore, different angles of refraction would also result.As shown in the following diagrams, when the white “light” passes through a prism, it would disperse into “lights” of different colors just like a rainbow. Due to the different “wavelengths”, there are different angles of refraction. After two times of refraction (through air and prism), the “light” would be split up, and this phenomenon is called “dispersion”.  Dispersion Refraction of Light via a Prism The general process of collection of external visual data/information by the human eyes while a person is still alive is as follows: Light (Energy) g  Object g  Eye g  Brain g  Formation of Vision The Eye Organ Most of the people do not have a deep recognition of “lights” and their colors, since they could only view a very narrow range of “lights” while still alive. As such, when they are able to see a broader range of “lights”, as well as imageries, after their deaths, and so they would usually be subjectively “superstitious” and become perplexed or scared, thus proceeding to a wrong direction. Since one’s visibility is no longer Issue no.16 3 Dudjom Buddhist Association (International) 4th Floor, Federal Centre, 77 Sheung On Street, Chaiwan, Hong Kong Tel : ( 852 ) 2558 3680 Fax : ( 852 ) 3157 1144 Website : http://www.dudjomba.com Email : info @ dudjomba.org.hk   Copyright Owner: Dudjom Buddhist Association International Limited Youtube www.youtube.com/user/DudjomBuddhist Facebook www.facebook.com/DudjomBuddhist 土豆 http://www.tudou.com/home/dudjom 优酷 http://i.youku.com/dudjom 56.com http://i.56.com/Dudjom  constrained by the eyes any more when a person is dead (please refer to the article on “The Meaning of Near-death Experiences” in the Issue 15 of “The Lake of Lotus”), the range of “visible lights” would be largely expanded, and thus one would be able to see the movements on the “currents of winds” (“qi”) which are sparsely-structured, together with the colors of energies (remark: “qi” or the “currents of winds” which are the invisible movements of energies). These different movements on the “currents of winds”, in matching with the “magnetic elds” of various strengths, in conjunction with the various “karmic forces” of each individual (that is the traction, the “karmic network”: Due to “virtuous or non-virtuous” deeds amassed over countless previous lifetimes, these karmic forces would affect the “mental strength” of oneself as well as those of other sentient beings, and are so much mutually-intertwining and inuencing with each other that it forms the network of tractions known as the “karmic network”. Please refer to the VCD on the “Inconceivable Law of Karma”, published by the Dudjom Buddhist Association), together with the personal cognitions and “mental strength” of each one of them, thus various sorts of imageries and patterns will be formed. The following study is such a case with strong evidence. Case 20 Miss Tung Yi Puk is a NDE survivor in Taiwan. Her Near-Death Experience (NDE) was derived from her having undergone a medical ligature. She saw various patterns or totems, and had also heard some pure and rhythmic sounds. The following is her own narration:“I felt the coldness when the surgical scalpel touched upon me, and then I entered into an environment with a number of ‘circles of lights’. These ‘circles of lights’  just kept on revolving round and round. At the moment of my entering into these ‘light circles’, I had the sense of awareness but without any shape or body, neither was there any existence of my ‘selfhood’. It is hard to describe the situation, and it seems like that there was merely the “mental consciousness” which was in procession. I was aware of the sounds of sutra-chanting, and also saw lots of totems. From my cognitions, these totems were the usual patterns that were seen in India, Nepal or Egypt. I had never seen them before, but I found them to be rather interesting and so I proceeded further into the brightness of “light”.At that moment, I had the “mental consciousness” of being aware that if I stayed there, then it would be “eternality”. The entire process was just like “a split second”. I sensed that I should belong there. Once I had this notion, the feeling of pain immediately arose. From a comfortable feeling srcinally, it then turned into an agonizing feeling. Then, suddenly I woke up. When I recalled the kind of sound, I had never heard of it before in my life, which was like the sound from the heaven and was so pure. I had the awareness that it was too much suffering to be a human being, and that one should practice the spirituality seriously.” The Abstruseness on the Creation of the Vajrayana “Mandala” In fact, how are these totems formed? These patterns or totems are formed due to the movements of the “currents of winds” of different densities, being inuenced by the  different tractional forces of different “magnetic elds”. The colors, after having different refractions by the movements of the “currents of winds” of different densities, would thus be different. The different diagrams of Mandala or totems of either “Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism or of Egyptian Religion” were thus so formed. Those various patterns or totems that Miss Tung Yi Puk of Taiwan had seen were formed by the different magnetic elds and the movements of the “currents of winds” of different densities. Its formation is similar to the formation of the ‘Polar Lights’, and so its structure is similar to a “kaleidoscope”.Some spiritual practitioners can expand their ranges of the “visible lights” through their “strengths of mental concentration”, and so can be able to see these patterns or totems. When they have resumed their normal visions from meditations, they drew these patterns or totems which they had seen during meditations, and thus these patterns or totems became the diagrams of “Mandala” that are available nowadays. Those who do not understand the analytical detailed explanations on “spiritual guidance” would then become superstitious, and would not be able to put them into practice. As a result, their spiritual practices would usually end up in failures, just one step away from the possible success. The Mandala Issue no.16 4 Dudjom Buddhist Association (International) 4th Floor, Federal Centre, 77 Sheung On Street, Chaiwan, Hong Kong Tel : ( 852 ) 2558 3680 Fax : ( 852 ) 3157 1144 Website : http://www.dudjomba.com Email : info @ dudjomba.org.hk   Copyright Owner: Dudjom Buddhist Association International Limited Youtube www.youtube.com/user/DudjomBuddhist Facebook www.facebook.com/DudjomBuddhist 土豆 http://www.tudou.com/home/dudjom 优酷 http://i.youku.com/dudjom 56.com http://i.56.com/Dudjom
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