Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Life After Death
Afterlife: Life at a later time or after death. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: The prime example of wishful thinking.
A life span of more than 100 years is very rare for the human animal body. The
human animal with its ability to think and reflect is painfully aware, and fearful of, its own personal extinction. Thus the psychological and
psychic entity within the flesh and blood body – who we think and feel we are – is instinctually driven to believe in an afterlife in order
to ensure its own survival. In short, the spirit within the body desperately and passionately believes in a spirit-ual ‘other-world’ that
it goes on to after the death of the obviously mortal physical body.
In fact, there have been no authenticated cases of anyone actually coming back from
the supposed state of life after death. Many ‘psychic’ reports and visions have been recorded down the ages but none has stood scientific
scrutiny. Near-death experiences (NDE) are often held up as proof of an afterlife, but curiously Christians report seeing Jesus while Hindus
see Krishna – people report ‘seeing’ only what is common to their belief-system after returning to consciousness.
As for the ‘white light’ commonly experienced in NDE’s, astronauts and pilots
all report exactly the same phenomenon before becoming unconscious during testing on a whirling centrifuge. The fact that human beings are
painfully aware of their own mortality has spurned the mythical belief (‘fervently wishing to be true’) in a God capable of granting
them an afterlife.
Earliest reports suggest a heavenly or celestial realm for this after-life, for
indeed the sky must have appeared ‘another world’ to primitive man. It is only this century that humans have flown in the sky and only in
the last half that flight above earth’s atmosphere was possible, rendering the sky less other-worldly. Recent explorations of our solar
system, our galaxy and countless distant galaxies has further de-bunked the heavens as ‘another world’.
The western religious fables generally are monotheist and espouse an after-life in
‘heaven’ for those who are good, virtuous followers and believers in a particular God. For those who are evil, heathen, non-believing or
followers of a different God, then a Hellish after-life ensues. The eastern religions, with their even more elaborate fables, allow for earthly
re-incarnations or even transmutations as a system of reward or punishment for good and virtuous deeds but all point to an eventual final
release or escape into an after-life. Even the venerated ASC state known as Enlightenment is but a temporary relief from suffering on earth
before a final release to a heavenly Parinirvana.
Many people say that they ‘don’t believe’ in an after-life, or that they will ‘find out when
the time comes’ or it is ‘not an issue’ for them. All are examples of ‘fence sitting’, avoidance or denial. Unless one fully
acknowledges the fact there cannot be an ‘after-life’ and experiences the ‘death’ or extinction of the psychic and psychological
entity, it is impossible to be here, now, in the actual world as a flesh and blood body only. Any trace of a belief in an after-life is but
succour to the alien ‘spirit’ entity, and as such, excludes one from realizing and experiencing an actual freedom from malice and sorrow.