Studies on Near-Death Experiences: American Medical Researcher Says the Consciousness of a Human Being Never Dies

PureInsight | June 18, 2006

[] Dr. Elizabeth
Kubler-Ross (1926 - 2004) believed that the after one's death, he
continues to live on because his consciousness doesn't die.  She
reached that conclusion after studying 20,000 cases of dying
experiences from all over the world. As they were about to die, many
people saw their relatives waiting for them.   

Dr. Kubler-Ross once treated a little girl who was seriously wounded in
a car accident along with the rest of her family. As she was about to
die, the little girl became quiet and peaceful.  Dr. Kubler asked
her how she was feeling.  The girl said, "Everything is
well.  Mum and Peter (her older brother) are waiting beside
me."  At that moment, nobody had told the little girl that her
mother had died in the car accident. Even Dr. Kubler-Ross didn't' know
that Peter had died ten minutes earlier.

Dr. Kubler-Ross discovered that there are three stages of dying. 
In the first stage, consciousness has left one's body, no brain waves
can be detected, and ECG shows the person has died. During the second
stage, the dying person is no longer constrained by time and space and
one can reach anywhere as wished.  At this stage, a blind person
is able to see objects, a mute person can speak, and a deaf person can
hear. The third stage is a review of one's whole life, bypassing time
and space. The time on Earth passes in only a few seconds or minutes,
but the consciousness was able to see his entire life in front of him.

Other doctors have also studied cases of near-death experience and
their findings collaborate with Dr. Kubler-Ross's discovery. The most
convincing study is from Dr. Pim Van Lomel, a cardiologist.  He
interviewed 344 patients from 10 hospitals in Holland who had been
saved after suffering from heart attacks. He found that 18% of them had
near-death experiences. Out of those who had near-death experiences,
30% of the patients had experienced passing through a tunnel and seeing
heaven or their relatives who had died. Twenty-five percent of them had
experienced sensations where their consciousnesses were separated from
their bodies, communicated with "light" or saw color lights. 
Thirteen percent of them had experienced the review of their whole

Those who have had near-death experiences generally take a new outlook
toward their lives after they come back to life.  Dr. Kenneth Ring
summarized 12 major changes. The top 6 were: 1. Treasure everything in
life, including ordinary experiences. 2. No longer seeking for material
things and feeling those things are artificial.  3. No longer
interested in competition and thinks it is more important to take care
of other people. 4. Make continuous spiritual self-improvement. 
5. Believe the life will continue after one's death.  6. Believe
there is a super-force in the Universe.  Some people called it
"God" while some called "light."

The Chinese magazine, Glass Light,
recently published excerpts from Dr. Kubler-Ross's book "On Life after
Death," which was first published in 1991.  The magazine article
investigated many cases of near-death experiences in Western countries,
as well as cases of near-death experiences in China, where people had
reported about communicating with dead relatives and friends  

The work of "On Life after Death" consists of just 96 pages.  It
has received many 5 star reviews from readers on Amazon's website. It
includes four papers, "Living and Dying" from 1982, "Death Does Not
Exist" from 1997, "Life, Death, and life after Death" from 1980, and
"Death of a Parent" from 1991.

The Epochtimes newspaper published a series of 13 articles about near-death experiences from the book, Open the Door to the Life and Death, Exploring the Mystery of Soul.
The first article mentions that most of the people who had near-death
experiences claimed that they had felt peace and happiness as they were
near death. They did not feel bitterness or pain.  But not all
people felt in this way.  In the article "Impressions about
Heaven: 100 Recorded Oral Stories by the Survivors of Near-death
Experiences," there was a story about a German police chief. He was
cold and rude to people when he was alive. When he was near death, he
saw himself being surrounded by many greedy and ugly ghouls. One of the
ghouls opened its bloody mouth and threw itself on him to bite him.

The article from the Chinese magazine Glass Light
used Dr. Kubler-Ross's words to end the article, "Once people
understand that they have to be responsible for what they have done
when they are alive, people will change their lifestyles."

Chinese people believe in reincarnation. There are many studies of
reincarnations in Western countries as well.  The
Zhengjian/PureIinsight website has published a series of articles on
reincarnation, including "Studies on Reincarnation- Evidence for
Eternal Life," Introduction to Books on the Study of Reincarnation in
Western countries," "Study of Reincarnation in Western Countries,"
"Past Lives, Current Lives," "A Series on  Exploring
Reincarnation," and "True Record of Reincarnations". The articles are
very interesting and enlightening. If you are interested in reading
these articles, you can find them on Zhengjian/PureInsight website.

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