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NDE

Postby clw_uk » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:26 pm

I was reading an article about Near death experiences today when it hit me that what i was reading was at odds with the tradition i practice, as most of us here are Theravadins, i assume that if we view rebirth in any way, we see it as instant

In most if not all Near death experiences however there are reports of floating around the body, going to different places, talking with people and tunnels of light etc


How do you all see near death experiences in line with the Traditional Theravada view of instant rebirth


I dont excpect to uncover the answer to the mystery of NDE's, just thought it be interesting discussion



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Re: NDE

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Re: NDE

Postby appicchato » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:44 pm

As the term implies...near death...one hasn't gotten there yet...so it's (seemingly) putting the cart before the horse to speculate...if I were asked that is...

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Re: NDE

Postby appicchato » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:45 pm

Sorry folks...
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Re: NDE

Postby appicchato » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:47 pm

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Re: NDE

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:08 pm

Please don't be sorry Venerable!

My attitude is much the same. I view them as interesting phenomenological experiences before death.
They don't contradict Theravadin/Abhidhammic explanations of what occurs at death.
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Re: NDE

Postby clw_uk » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:48 pm

Of course i forgot that the Abhidhamma has teachings about how visions before death are to do with a kamma thats coming to fruitation thats going to determine the next birth (am i wrong)




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Re: NDE

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:44 am

The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
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Re: NDE

Postby Individual » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:57 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: NDE

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:13 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: NDE

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:19 am

The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.
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