Is there a Life after Death?

Humans are the only species on earth who know for a fact they will die one day. But then again, this knowledge isn’t the one they relish. Throughout history, people have sought eternal life trying almost everything and most recently trying to fulfill this hope by pinning it to science. The only thing that surpasses this hope that death can be postponed forever is the hope that life will continue after death. And this belief in life after death comes in all shapes and sizes. In between the views involving continued existence in a physical body, and those in which survival takes place outside the body we are still stuck with it, trying to reason and understand the same.

Today let’s talk about that one question which has troubled every mind for centuries, And the question is, is there life after death? I mean, what we know for a fact is that one hundred percent of the people that you’ll ever meet are you going to die because we are structured to. But, is that it? What happens to you after you die? And if that is so, what’s the basis of the same? How does it even work? Let’s try to evaluate.

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If words of Plato were to be considered, he said that “I’m not sure what’s after death but nature seems to give us a picture of what it will be like, some new kind of life after death. Inside of every piece of fruit is a seed and if you plant the seed, you get the tree that brought it. An oak tree has an acorn and the acorn, if you plant it, you get another oak tree. The caterpillar goes into this cocoon and it seems to die and then it bursts forth as a butterfly.” Does that mean we have an ulterior purpose ? or is it all about For you are dust, And to dust, you shall return.”

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According to Anthropologists almost every culture and religion known on the face of the earth believe in some kind of afterlife – everyone from the primitive cultures to the Amazon to the Himalayas to urban cultures.

There is this something in human beings that believe that death is just not an end, there’s something. Some people end up building pyramids while others build tombs, if we look closely into the rituals, people think that they can take their riches with them. Somehow death unites us all (at least the way we think). There’s a universal belief system in terms of life after death – a common thread of all people.

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That hunger, that thirst for knowing the meaning, the significance which never quite gets satiated. No matter what we accomplish, no matter how good it gets, there’s always that, hmmmm, we’re not quite there. And that is another reason to believe that there is life after death. Heaven or hell whatever you name it, there has to be something.

And then, even a part of science, i.e. “NDE” or the near-death experiences conducts various researchers trying to put an end to this mystery. With numerous people reporting near-death experiences where they see a light at the end of the tunnel or a mystic figure waiting to take them has been largely reported.

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Then comes our mythologies, the Hindu Mythology for that matter has a whole book called “Garur Puran” which tells you about how will you treated in hell or heaven according to your past deeds and the way you had led your life on Earth. Bible Claims that Jesus resurrected after being dead and buried for 3 days which yet again gives us hope of the same.

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What is the truth behind Life and Death? Can we somehow live forever? Is there a light waiting for us at the end of the tunnel? Only time will tell. Till then let’s hatch more conspiracy theories.

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Living life a Debaters way!

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”
― Joseph Joubert

These words of Joseph Joubert perfectly describes the motto of life as a debater. You just can’t settle and accept anything or everything in life without debating the “for” and “against” of it. Leading a life of a debater is one hell of a roller-coaster ride and you love the adrenaline rush! Keep on reading below to know what it’s like to deal with a life of a debater.

Knowledge is Power!

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Your morning isn’t complete until you have carefully gone through each and every page of dozens of newspapers and yes, it includes those weekly magazines too. You are actually one of those students who frequently binge watches debates on Youtube and all your friends look at you like, are you for real?

P.S. Not to forget those current affairs monthly magazine subscriptions!

Exposure and Experience

Being a debater carries its own set of perks and one of them is travelling. You get the opportunity to go for outstation events and explore new places and meet a new set of people. As a debater, you face people who possess a different style of debating than those whom you usually face in your local debating circuit. Debating brings you exposure and you gain a lot of invaluable experience in life and you ultimately become wiser.

A Loyal Listener

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” -Bernard Baruch

To be a great debater you need to be a good listener. Your friends love to rant about their life woes around you because you know that hearing out to other people’s views and problems are of immense help in the construction of your perspective on various matters and this bumps up your chances at winning debates 😉

Pro Note Taker

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Thanks to those debating events where you mastered the art of making notes of your competitor’s arguments. You are now a pro at making notes and research work and your friends, as well as professors, always look up to you for inside classroom discussions and debates.

Determined Persuader

If you are a debater you know you are master of persuasion. Knowing that “two-thirds” sounds better than “75 percent” is the beauty of being a debater. The persuasion possibilities are infinite when you face critical circumstances like negotiating with your landlord for rent or convincing your friends to order pizza over pasta.

Not One to Forget!

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As those debate rounds go at the speed of lightning and involve a lot of facts, figures and names in the mix, you are the person who remembers pretty much everything. And apparently, you remember things about others which they wish you would forget, like, three months ago your friend borrowed your favourite Batman t-shirt and hasn’t returned it yet.

Those Stupid Questions

“What do you debate? “What kind of debate do you do?” “How do you practice? “Oh, I bet you’re good at arguing!” Yes, I know the last one is not really a question but you are always pestered about it. Common folks often take arguing and debating as one of the same things and you often have a hard time explaining the difference between the two!

Are you tired of participating in the same debating events again and again? If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity to showcase your knife-edge debating skills then don’t miss the chance to be a part of Speak for India event. A unique debating forum for all college students in the country who pride on their oratory skills and want to voice their thoughts about their home state. They are currently running a contest on their Facebook page and three lucky winners will get the chance to win ₹500/- PayTM. So, get yourself registered here and don’t miss your shot to win exciting cash prizes, scholarships and other goodies.

So, on your marks, get set and Debate!

Shahrukh Khan’s on Love, Life, the Internet, and the Future You

Did you catch SRK’s Ted Talk as yet. If not here is the link

SRK shares his insights on who should be the future you.

Some great quotes from the speech

On the path you choose:

“You can use your energy to spread the darkness of destruction or you can use it to spread the joy of light to millions.”

On Love

I’ve learned from the people of my country that the dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion. I’ve learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love.

On who you choose to be :

So you may use your power to build walls and keep people outside, or you may use it to break barriers and welcome them in. You may use your faith to make people afraid and terrify them into submission, or you can use it to give courage to people so they rise to the greatest heights of enlightenment. You can use your energy to build nuclear bombs and spread the darkness of destruction, or you can use it to spread the joy of light to millions. You may filthy up the oceans callously and cut down all the forests.You can destroy the ecology, or turn to them with love and regenerate life from the waters and trees. You may land on Mars and build armed citadels, or you may look for life-forms and species to learn from and respect. And you can use all the moneys we all have earned to wage futile wars and give guns in the hands of little children to kill each other with, or you can use it to make more food to fill their stomachs with.

Watch it