All are unique in this earth. Our thought, looks and way we live differ from person to person but 1 thing common in all is the question life after death? Where did our ancestor go? Do they see us?Every day thousands of people will take their final breath and slip into eternity, either into heaven or into hell. Afterlife is the belief that is an essential part of an individual identity or consciousness continues to exist after the death of the body. In some popular views, this continued existence often takes place in a spiritual realm and in other views, the individual may be reborn into this world and begin the life cycle over again, likely with no memory of what they have done in the past.
An out of body experience is an experience that typically involves a feeling of floating outside one’s body and in some cases the feeling of perceiving one’s physical body as if from a place outside one’s body. OBE’s can be induced by brain traumas, sensory deprivation, near-death experiences, dissociative and psychedelic drugs, dehydration, sleep and electrical stimulation of the brain.
When we hear a word OBE, first person who comes to our mind is Paramhansa Yogananda. The body of Paramhansa Yogananda, who died on March 7, 1952, remained “in a phenomenal state of immutability”. The body was under daily observation at the Mortuary from March 11, 1952 to March 27, 1952. There was no visual signs of decay in the dead body and no physical disintegration was visible in Yogananda’s body even twenty days after death. During this period no indication of mold was visible on Yogananda’s skin and no visible desiccation took place in the bodily tissues. He looked on March 27th as fresh and as unravaged by decay as he had looked on the night of his death.
The beautiful thing in his teachings is that one doesn’t have to depend on blind beliefs. He experiences. He knows, because he experiences. One should learn to realize the presence of this Life, the real Life and attain the union of his own consciousness with that Life. OBE for him was not only daily experience but also a method of yoga. The “science” of Kriya Yoga is the foundation of Yogananda’s teachings.
The Kriya Yogi mentally directs his life energy to revolve, upward and downward, around the six spinal centers which correspond to the twelve astral signs of the zodiac, the symbolic Cosmic Man. One and half minute of revolution of energy around the sensitive spinal cord of man effects subtle progress in his evolution that half-minute of Kriya equals one year of natural spiritual unfoldment.
Learning to achieve OBE opens up a world of spiritual possibilities. In addition to expanding our knowledge of who we are, where we came from, and where we’re going, it also alleviates the fear of death and dispels the shortsighted delusions of Earthly life.
The possibilities are endless but it would be unfair if I didn’t explain some of the drawbacks. For most people it takes a lot of time, patience and practice to learn the skill. Second, OBE’s tend to threaten your boundaries and that’s terrifying. You’ll have to face and conquer humankind’s biggest fears: fear of death, fear of the unknown, fear of possession, fear of getting lost, etc. Third, OBEs tend to be short in duration, especially for beginners. Hours of setup are sometimes spent for a few precious minutes of out of body freedom. It may take years of practice before you’re good enough to stay out for an hour or more.
The most common sequence experienced during the out of body was experiencing a tunnel, seeing a bright light, and finally a feeling of peace.
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