[Buddha-l] Confused

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Mon Jun 7 08:57:56 MDT 2010

Yes, and how about the accounts of kin burying a person's
apparent corpse that suddenly sits up as the dirt is shoveled,
and says, What happened?------ ??? These are what's scary about
contemporary medical death decisions.


Thanks Lidewij, for sharing this. I have heard similar stories
even from very sceptic and materialistic people. Often also there
are strange things with electricity. I remember that even medical
science has some evidence of states of consciousness that are not
detectable by current methods. Sometimes people revive after
having been diagnosed braindead. 
It reminds me of the early Samkhya philosophy, where the ego is a
product of buddhi or intelligence, which is a product of puruśa
or mind. 
Was not one of the teachers of the Buddha supposed to be a


Op 07-06-10 11:50, Lidewij Niezink schreef:
> As far as death is concerned, the closest peak I had at it was
> one of my sisters got brutally murdered and I had to get to
terms with
> that afterward. After the section on her body we took her home
> us, washed her body and put her on a (cooled) bed. The next
morning I
> was the first to wake up. I went down into the room where she
was and
> immediately panicked. There was fear and anger all over the
place (or
> was it just me?). So I went upstairs to tell my mother that my
> was not dead, that we could not bury her this way, and that
> had to be done. Many people have stayed with the body for the
> three days and three nights, many things have happened and
during the
> last morning before her funeral, her facial muscles had relaxed
and we
> could bury her in peace. Why all this? Because from that moment
> I 'knew' that death is a process, not a moment in time.
> cheers,
> Lidewij

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