6552Re: A BOOK ABOUT LOVE
- Dec 24, 2012Hello IAM and All,
Yes, the synchronicity of events
is interesting and this occurred
with the Newtown massacre.
The one little girl who played
dead while all of her classmates
were murdered was fortunate.
In their class picture she is exactly
in the middle. She's in the middle
row of the three rows and in
the middle of that row.
I thought I'd share for those who may be interested about a wonderful book I've
just finished reading. You may have heard about the book already as it was
written recently in 2012 and received some media attention. The name of the book
is "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife" by Eben
What makes his NDE (near death experience) so interesting is that before it he
was an atheist and also because the validity of his NDE cannot be explained by
conventional scientific/medical thought. He was attacked by e-coli menningitis
and lay in a coma for seven days completely brain dead in the areas of the brain
whereby a NDE and consciousness are considered possible. That he completely
recovered is also considered to be a medical miracle. In the condition he was in
there is a 90% death rate and even upon survival living in a vegetative state is
It's interesting how sometimes life works in synchronicity. I placed a hold on
this book at the library about 3 months ago and just received the book this past
Friday. In the wake of the Newtown shootings I was so shocked and saddened that
the core of my experiences and beliefs were being crushed.
Even though I am still deeply pained about what happened I now have a refreshed
look at Ourselves and God (Whole, Love), evil, free will etc. I also feel
rejeuvinated about the meaning of my life on earth.
The following is an excerpt from the book that I found richly resonated within
"there is not one universe but many - in fact more than I could conceive - but
that love lay at the center of them all. Evil was present in all the other
universes as well, but only in the tiniest trace amounts. Evil was necessary
because without it free will was impossible, and without free will there could
be no growth - no forward movement, no chance for us to become what God longed
for us to be. Horrible and as-powerful as evil somtimes seemed to be in a world
like ours, in the larger picture love was overwhelmingly dominant, and it would
ultimatlely be triumphant."
The book has many vivid descriptions of the other worlds, scientific debate and
spiritual discussion, and is written in both a simple and explicit fascinating
way that evoked love and compassion.
Perhaps as importantly it emphasises that such worlds/states can be experienced
with persistence meditative/comptemplative effort.
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