Paradise

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     Many persons experiencing NDE report having seen beautiful worlds with beautiful colors. The multiple feelings experienced by them are unanimously far above what happens in the physical reality. The best approximations (because NDE like meditation experiences are difficult to translate into words, they are pure and direct visions or sensations that are beyond words, pure and luminous experiences made by the individual consciousness) that frequently come in the testimonies are : beauty, perfection, absence of constraints, freedom, warmth, serenity, protection, shining multiple colors, colors coming from inside the things or the beings (and not reflections coming from an external light), absence of fear or suffering, feeling of unity, compassion, understanding, love, unconditional love…

     These qualities make us think of a paradise-like world. It seems that everything in these NDE worlds is perfect and that suffering does not exist in them.

     Notions of paradise seem to be an archetype (universal symbol) in human cultures. You can find them in many religions : animism; Celts; Egyptians; ancient South-American cultures; Hinduism; Buddhism (see for example the Mahayana schools like the school of Pure Lands or the devotion to the Buddha Amitabh or Buddha Amida in Tibet, China and Japan); Taoism (see Li-Tse); Judaism; Christianity; Islam…

     We can also say that many of the wonderful qualities experienced during NDE can be reached in this life with meditation and yoga (note : I often make reference to the Buddhist and Hindu religions and philosophies because they are the traditions that I studied most. You can find of course similar practices and experiences in other spiritual traditions) : opening of heart chakra in yoga and devotional practices that brings unconditional love, joy and happiness; visions or astral travels; experiences of inner bliss or high states of quietness and awareness in meditation; intelligent concentration exercises that bring malleability and clarity of mind; purification and quieting of the mind that transform the outside world into something luminous; work on affects or knowledge that brings peace of mind and sublimation of character…

     All in all, there is no need to wait for the end of life to enjoy a higher quality of life. A great deal of the work necessary to attain high levels of consciousness can be done here and now.

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About buddhananda
independent spiritual researcher, I find inspiration mainly into the buddhist, hindu and new age fields. I try to find connections between religions, philosophy, economy and technology. My aim is to contribute to the emergence of a better world. I also practice reiki.

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