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Life After Death: Burden of Proof

Indian American author and medical doctor Deepak Chopra has made a career of answering some of life's hardest questions. His latest book "Life After Death: The Burden of Proof" takes readers on a journey to the afterlife. Deepak Chopra has no doubts about the afterlife. "The idea that we have a fixed body locked in space and time is a mirage," he says. In Life After Death he writes: "Life's ultimate purpose is to discover who you are. After death, we see more clearly the goals to be attained." "We are the potential for memory, imagination, thought, feeling, emotions, desires, instincts, [and] drives," he says. "This is who we are and this is what projects as a mind, which then projects as a body, which then projects as the world." "Is it our soul?" Chopra explains,"Yes, this is our soul. But the soul is not a thing, it is a process. It is a continuum. It is a dynamic, constantly evolving bundle in consciousness." And he says,

"You get in touch with it when you are intoxicated with love. You get in touch with it when you have a peak experience. You get in touch with it in the stillness of meditation. You get in touch with it when you do selfless service, like a Mother Theresa. So there are many ways. Being, thinking, feeling and doing can all allow you to get in touch with your soul." Chopra takes the reader beyond the Christian concept of heaven or hell. He says the afterlife is fluid and open to infinite creative possibilities. Death, like birth, is a miracle. Without it, he says, life would stagnate. "Anything that is beautiful is impermanent. Which would you prefer: a plastic rose or a real rose? So, as long as something is impermanent in form, it has a living essence, which we call the soul or intelligence or consciousness. So at the quantum level, the universe is being created and destroyed every moment at the speed of light." In his latest book, Chopra marries modern science and ancient wisdom to build his case for a life after death. Princeton University researchers are doing extended mind experiments. Scientists at the University of Arizona are studying communication with the consciousness of those who have died. "Others," Chopra says, "are doing research on out-of-body and near-death experiences, reincarnation [and] memories in children. These are the fertile areas of research." But whether or not science can ever prove to us that there is an afterlife, Chopra says we can still benefit from letting go of the fear of death, and living our life more fully.

"First of all if you didn't have any fear, you would be much more present. Secondly, you would change your priorities. You would know what's important. You wouldn't waste your life on mundane, trivial unimportant things. You would spend time, a much more nurturing you would understand that we are inseparable from everything that exists, which would automatically make you more loving, more compassionate, less hurtful to others." Memories, Chopra says, live for eternity.

He recalls the day his father's remains were cremated. Young boys playing nearby used the rising draft from the cremation fire to lift their kite into the sky. He says at this moment he, his father and the boys share the same overlapping consciousness.

Chopra says the scene is a metaphor for the soul. "As fervently as any devout believer, I have faith in this vision. My faith is renewed every time I have a moment of witnessing in which I can touch the silence of my own being. Then I lose all fear of death. Indeed I touch death right now and gladly." In his new book, Life After Death, Deepak Chopra writes: "The human spirit is degraded when we confine ourselves to the span of a lifetime and the enclosure of a physical body. We are mind and spirit first," Chopra insists, "and that places our home beyond the stars."


Life After Death: Burden of Proof Vida após a morte: ônus da prova

Indian American author and medical doctor Deepak Chopra has made a career of answering some of life's hardest questions. O autor e médico indiano americano Deepak Chopra fez carreira respondendo a algumas das perguntas mais difíceis da vida. His latest book "Life After Death: The Burden of Proof" takes readers on a journey to the afterlife. Seu último livro "Life After Death: The Burden of Proof" leva os leitores a uma jornada para a vida após a morte. Deepak Chopra has no doubts about the afterlife. Deepak Chopra não tem dúvidas sobre a vida após a morte. "The idea that we have a fixed body locked in space and time is a mirage," he says. 「固定された身体を空間と時間に閉じ込めておくという考えは幻想です」と彼は言います。 "A ideia de que temos um corpo fixo preso no espaço e no tempo é uma miragem", diz ele. In Life After Death he writes: "Life's ultimate purpose is to discover who you are. Em Life After Death ele escreve: "O propósito final da vida é descobrir quem você é. After death, we see more clearly the goals to be attained." Après la mort, nous voyons plus clairement les objectifs à atteindre. " 死後、我々はより明確に達成されるべき目標を見ます。」 Após a morte, vemos mais claramente os objetivos a serem alcançados." "We are the potential for memory, imagination, thought, feeling, emotions, desires, instincts, [and] drives," he says. «Nous sommes le potentiel de mémoire, d’imagination, de pensée, de ressenti, d’émotions, de désirs, d’instincts et de lecteurs», dit-il. "Nós somos o potencial para memória, imaginação, pensamento, sentimento, emoções, desejos, instintos, [e] impulsos", diz ele. "This is who we are and this is what projects as a mind, which then projects as a body, which then projects as the world." "C'est ce que nous sommes et c'est ce qui se projette en tant qu'esprit, qui se projette ensuite en tant que corps, qui se projette ensuite en tant que monde." "É isso que somos e é isso que projeta como mente, que projeta como corpo, que projeta como mundo." "Is it our soul?" "É a nossa alma?" Chopra explains,"Yes, this is our soul. Chopra explica: "Sim, esta é a nossa alma. But the soul is not a thing, it is a process. Mas a alma não é uma coisa, é um processo. It is a continuum. É um contínuo. It is a dynamic, constantly evolving bundle in consciousness." É um pacote dinâmico e em constante evolução na consciência." And he says, E ele diz,

"You get in touch with it when you are intoxicated with love. "Você entra em contato com ele quando está embriagado de amor. You get in touch with it when you have a peak experience. Você entra em contato com ele quando tem uma experiência de pico. You get in touch with it in the stillness of meditation. Você entra em contato com ela na quietude da meditação. You get in touch with it when you do selfless service, like a Mother Theresa. Você entra em contato com ela quando faz um serviço altruísta, como uma Madre Teresa. So there are many ways. Então, há muitas maneiras. Being, thinking, feeling and doing can all allow you to get in touch with your soul." Chopra takes the reader beyond the Christian concept of heaven or hell. He says the afterlife is fluid and open to infinite creative possibilities. Death, like birth, is a miracle. Without it, he says, life would stagnate. Sans cela, dit-il, la vie stagnerait. "Anything that is beautiful is impermanent. "Tout ce qui est beau est impermanent. Which would you prefer: a plastic rose or a real rose? So, as long as something is impermanent in form, it has a living essence, which we call the soul or intelligence or consciousness. So at the quantum level, the universe is being created and destroyed every moment at the speed of light." Ainsi, au niveau quantique, l’univers est créé et détruit à chaque instant à la vitesse de la lumière. " In his latest book, Chopra marries modern science and ancient wisdom to build his case for a life after death. 彼の最新の本の中で、チョプラは現代の科学と古代の知恵を結びつけ、死後の命のために彼の主張を築きました。 Princeton University researchers are doing extended mind experiments. プリンストン大学の研究者たちは、広範囲な心の実験をしています。 Scientists at the University of Arizona are studying communication with the consciousness of those who have died. アリゾナ大学の科学者たちは、死んだ人々の意識とのコミュニケーションを研究しています。 "Others," Chopra says, "are doing research on out-of-body and near-death experiences, reincarnation [and] memories in children. 「その他」と、Chopraは言います。体外での、そして死に近い体験、子供の生まれ変わり[そして]記憶についての研究をしています。 These are the fertile areas of research." これらは研究の肥沃な分野です。」 But whether or not science can ever prove to us that there is an afterlife, Chopra says we can still benefit from letting go of the fear of death, and living our life more fully. しかし、科学が死後の世界があることを私たちに証明することができるかどうかにかかわらず、チョプラは、死の恐れを取り除き、私たちの生活をより充実させることで、まだ恩恵を受けることができると言います。

"First of all if you didn't have any fear, you would be much more present. 「何よりも恐怖がなければ、まず第一に存在するでしょう。 Secondly, you would change your priorities. You would know what's important. You wouldn't waste your life on mundane, trivial unimportant things. You would spend time, a much more nurturing you would understand that we are inseparable from everything that exists, which would automatically make you more loving, more compassionate, less hurtful to others." Memories, Chopra says, live for eternity.

He recalls the day his father's remains were cremated. 彼は父の遺体が火葬された日を思い出します。 Young boys playing nearby used the rising draft from the cremation fire to lift their kite into the sky. Les jeunes garçons jouant à proximité ont utilisé le courant d'air ascendant du feu de crémation pour lever leur cerf-volant vers le ciel. 近くで遊んでいる若い男の子たちは火葬火からの上昇気流を使って彼らの凧を空に持ち上げた。 He says at this moment he, his father and the boys share the same overlapping consciousness. Il dit qu'à ce moment, son père et les garçons partagent la même conscience qui se chevauche. 彼は現時点で彼、彼の父親と男の子たちが同じ重なり合う意識を共有していると言います。

Chopra says the scene is a metaphor for the soul. "As fervently as any devout believer, I have faith in this vision. 「信心深い信者と同じくらい熱心に、私はこのビジョンを信じています。 My faith is renewed every time I have a moment of witnessing in which I can touch the silence of my own being. 私自身の存在の沈黙に触れることができる目撃の瞬間があるたびに、私の信仰は新しくなります。 Then I lose all fear of death. Indeed I touch death right now and gladly." 確かに私は今、そして喜んで死に触れます。」 In his new book, Life After Death, Deepak Chopra writes: "The human spirit is degraded when we confine ourselves to the span of a lifetime and the enclosure of a physical body. Deepak Chopra, dans son nouveau livre, Life After Death, écrit: "L'esprit humain se dégrade lorsque nous nous limitons à la durée d'une vie et à l'enceinte d'un corps physique. 彼の新しい著 『死後の生活』の中で、ディーパックチョプラはこう書いています。 We are mind and spirit first," Chopra insists, "and that places our home beyond the stars." 私たちは最初に心と精神を持っています、「チョプラは主張します、そしてそれは私たちの家を星を超えて置きます」