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.

Featured Image: https://www.gotquestions.org/is-there-life-after-death.html

 

 

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Mythology and Alien Existence

Do aliens really exist? This is that one question that has been the matter of debate and controversy for centuries. From Roswell to Suffolk’s Rendlesham Forest, there have been sightings which the so-called UFO hunters have quantified as a proof of extra-terrestrial life.

A survey conducted in 24 countries has come up with findings that suggest that nearly half of the humans believe in alien life and want to make contact. This helps to explain the lasting popularity of the “Star Wars” franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened. Avengers or Avatar for that matter is possibly the highest grossing movies of all times which again leads us to accept the fact that we somehow believe that we are not alone.

Darwin’s theories tell us about the shape alien life will take. A new study from scientists at the University of Oxford found out that All aliens must evolve and that gives us something to look for.  But then there is another question that perplexes me. Does our Mythology (which we tend to believe in more than the living humans around us)  suggest the existence of Extraterrestrial life? Let’s explore!

Bible

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With about 31% population of the world following Christianity, Bible is one of the most sought-after mythologies which has many references to other-worldly beings and flying saucers. In One passage from the books of Infancy and Protevangelion, which is taken from The Lost Books of the Bible describes the same experience many abductees face in our times, where everything stopped and all surrounding people being “switched off.” But then there are another set of people who have a different interpretation of the same and find no reason to accept that the Bible depicts the existence of Alien life.

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For More :
http://www.aliens-everything-you-want-to-know.com/AliensinTheBible.html
http://listverse.com/2017/07/26/10-bible-accounts-that-could-be-interpreted-as-ufos-or-aliens/

Quran:

Qur’an Chapter 40 Verse 57
The creation of the heavens and the earth is definitely a greater thing
than a creation of mankind, however, most of mankind know not.

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Quran has a similar take on the Alien matter. It gives us a description of multitudes of other earth where God’s commandments are coming one after another as these other earth mature at different times. The word seven is used in following verses in the Quran to denote a very large number more like infinite.

Quran Chapter 65 verse 12
God it is who has created seven heavens, and similar number of earth, The commandments come down among them slowly, that you may know that God is Able to do all things And that God surrounds all things in knowledge

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The idea that there is life elsewhere in the universe  was derived from the Prophet Mohammad when he told the Muslims, “When you sit down in the prayer for the Attahiyat and say: “Peace be upon us, and the righteous servants of Allah” you actually send peace on all the righteous people living on the Earth and in the heavens.” which clearly implies that all type of people, good and bad live in the other worlds as they live on our Earth.

For More: http://www.endphysics.com/aliens_in_the_quran.html

Mahabharata / Ramayana / Veda:

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Gods in Hindu mythology wore animal masks to conceal their identities with chariots of fire representing UFOs of one kind or another , Gods mating with human women to create the human race in their image , Blue star gods ( The blue blood or royal bloodlines descended directly from the gods) and the mythical battles of Heaven and Earth , From the existence of the likes Of Brahma , Vishnu and Mahesh to Ram & Krishna to Ravana & Kans, all give us references regarding the existence of Ancient Aliens (Living Beings from A different Planet or Realm).

Excerpts :
“All of the above-mentioned incarnations are either plenary portions or portions of the plenary portions of the Lord, but Lord Sri Krishna is the original Personality of Godhead. All of them appear on planets whenever there is a disturbance created by the atheists. The Lord incarnates to protect the theists.” ( Srimad Bhagavatam 1:3:28)
and,
“Krishna, who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all. He has no other origin and He is the prime cause of all causes.” (Brahma Samhita, 5:1)
For More :
Mahabharata:
http://www.crystalinks.com/Mahabharata.html
Ramayana: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread636402/pg1
Veda: https://hiddenremote.com/2017/07/22/ancient-aliens-voices-gods/

With references like such, it is always beyond the human mind to believe or not to which leaves me with another Question. Do they still Exist? Only time will tell.  Till then let’s go back to Netflix & chill with Star Wars. 😋

Brownie Articles :
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/4017563/aliens-conspiracy-theories-evidence-sightings-nasa/
https://futurism.com/theories-intelligent-life-fermi-paradox/

 

Tales behind the celebration of the Festival of Light- Diwali

The crackling smile, the glittering eyes;

Singing the old tales depicting, victory of truth over vice.

The diyas lit, the beautiful rangolis welcoming blessed vibes;

This diwali, let’s fill our and other’s lives with happiness and light!!

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The festival of lights, prosperity and most importantly victory of good over evil- Diwali, is here. Every festival has an epic tale behind it. However, Diwali holds an importance with people of different religions across the globe. The festival of lights, is celebrated across the length and breadth of India, showcasing people’s different beliefs attached to it. Mythology and folk-lore go hand in hand. Hence in different parts of the nation, every community has a different version of mythological legends and tales behind it.

We have elucidated a few of the many mythologies, behind this festival of lights, happiness, colours, arts and flavor!

Budhi Diwali

In Himachal Pradesh, at Ani and Nirmand in Kullu district, Shillai in Sirmaur district, and Chopal in Shimla district, Diwali is celebrated a month after it’s celebrated in the rest of the country. And hence the name Budhi Diwali (Old Diwali). As victorious, Lord Rama returned from his 14 years of Vanvasa , a stream of happiness and prosperity spread across Ayodhya. People ecstatic with their king’s homecoming, celebrated by lighting lamps and exchanging sweets. The news reached the mountain regions a month after, and so it’s celebrated on the next amavasya after diwali. It is marked with animal sacrifice, chanting  mantras, dancing to folk music and songs of the epic Mahabharat.

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Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya. Source – IstaDevata

Krishna and Narakasur

According to various folklore, the day before Diwali is celebrated as Narak Chaturdashi. As the tale goes,before his death, Naraka, realised how he had watered the monster within him without doing good deed.  So, he beseeched lord Krishna, “Today you are not killing only me, but all the wrongs that I did – this must be celebrated.” So you should not celebrate the killing of Naraka’s wrongs, you must celebrate the killing of all the wrongs within you. That is when a real Diwali happens.

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Krishna and Satyabhama fighting Naraka’s armies – Painting from the Metropolitan Museum Source- Wikipedia

According to Andhra folklore, Naraka could only be killed by his mother. With the death of his mother, he was regarded as immortal. However, lord Krishna knew that his wife, Satyabhama was an incarnation of Naraka’s mother. Satyabhama accompanied him to the battlefield where she is believed to have ended the reign of the asur.

Mahavir’s Nirvana

Among the followers of Jainism, Diwali is celebrated to commemorate Nirvana Diwas of Jain Teerthankara Mahavira, of present cosmic age. Mahavira, freed his soul from the bondage of world and attained nirvana, at the dawn of the amavasya. According to the Śvētāmbara text Kalpasutra, many gods were present there, illuminating the shrouded darkness. The following night was pitch black without the light of the moon and gods. To symbolically keep the light of their master’s knowledge alive:

16 Gana-kings, 9 Malla and 9 Lichchhavi, of Kasi and Kosal, illuminated their doors. They said: “Since the light of knowledge is gone, we will make light of ordinary matter” (“गये से भवुज्जोये, दव्वुज्जोयं करिस्समो”).

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Mahavira’s Nirvana as stated in Kalpa Sutra. Source- Wikimedia common

This day is celebrated as Dipalika, rooted from Dipalikya, which roughly translates as “light leaving the body.”

Kali Puja

On the new moon day of Ashwin month, infuriated by the deteriorated and unprecedented rise of demonic sins, Kali slayed the asuras. Intoxicated with the fervour to bring an end to vices, she began annihilating every being that came in front of her sight. With a garland of slain demon heads, she became furious and the entire world and lokas began to tremble, with her impactful dance. The devatas pleaded her husband Lord Shiva to desist her from this behavior, else this would burn the entire race. Lord Shiva laid down among the slain corpses to absorb the shock. Unknowingly Kali stepped on her husband and bit her tongue with shame. This day is celebrated in Assam, West Bengal and Orrisa as Kali Puja.

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Maa Kali bit her tongue in shame, as she stepped on her husband Lord Shiva

  Bandi Chor Diwas

Unlike Diwali with its aforementioned mythological roots, Bandi Chor Diwas is celebrated to mark an important Sikh historic event. On this day in the 17th century, the sixth Sikh Guru – Guru Hargobind was released from the prison, by Mughal emperor Jahangir along with 52 hindu kings. The Guru was sent to the Gwalior Fort to say prayers for Jahangir’s failing health ( Chandu Shah’s plot). The prisoners, comprising of many Hindu princes and the fort’s governer Hari Dass became ardent followers of the Guru. Hari Dass diffused Chandu Shah’s order to posion the Guru, by producing his letter before the latter. Meantime Sikh devotees demanded that their Guru be free. With Sai Mian Mir’s intervention, Jahangir ordered Guru Hargobind’s release. The Guru demanded that his release is possible only if the hindu princes, who were imprisoned for political reasons, be freed with him. Not really wanting to free the prisoners the Emperor cleverly added the following condition:

“whoever can hold on to the Guru’s cloak can be released.”

The Guru’s heart reached to prisoners living in deplorable conditions. He had a cloak made with 52 corners or tails, the cloak was soon delivered. So, as the Guru walked out of the gate of the fort the fifty-two princes trailed behind, each holding on to his own tail of the Guru’s special cloak.

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Bandi-Chhor with 52 Hindu Princes. Source- SinghStation

The Guru’s cleverness had trampled Jahangir’s clever condition and liberated the fifty-two princes. Guru Hargobind is therefore also known as Bandi-Chhor

Is this a coincidence or divine interference, that every spiritual, historic and epic victory of good over evil, was initiated , occured or ended on diwali. This day is not a celebration of certain sects of society. It is a celebration beyond religions, castes, creed and community. Shun all your differences and welcome love, prosperity and solidarity.

!! HAPPY DIWALI !!