At last comes time for fond farewell,
we all must leave this mortal shell.
Common fate and daunting door
await us all, rich and poor.
Neither gold nor pride may we take,
all earthly ties we must forsake.
The only wealth our soul can bear;
God’s great gift of loving care.
Scales await, we can no longer fudge,
scales removed, our own eyes do judge.
Death brings pause for reflection clear
on life’s lessons learned and what is dear.
Self will call time on this sojourn,
knowing next what our soul must learn.
The soul’s school beckons, planet Earth,
there to choose a new life and birth.
Pray karma teach our searching soul;
re-union with God is our true goal.
Love is the key that unlocks our chain
And gives life immortal in God’s domain.
From ‘Insight of Perspective’ Poems on Purpose by A.L.Pine
Is there life after death?
Rather an important question facing each one of us.
How we answer that question will probably affect how we choose to live our life. Will or maybe should.
From the emergence of Homo Sapiens here on earth to sophisticated scientific man the question has been asked.
Consciousness of 'self' raises the question. Or is it awareness at some level of a greater 'Self'?
No universally acceptable answer has been found to the question, even with all our apparent sophistication.
'Seek and ye shall find' is the old adage, but are we looking in the right place?
Perhaps the answer lies beyond 'intellect' and in the realm of 'intuition'.
But 'intuition' is for the individual not the 'collective'.
Does the answer lie within rather than without?
Listen to this discussion moderated by John Cleese (yes he of Monty Python & Basil Fawlty fame)
There can be no black or white answer to the question everyone should at some point ask
themselves 'is there more to existence than this mortal coil' ?
Too few ask that question these days. The result for the development of
both the individual & society at large is severely detrimental.
The secular/materialistic age is upon us with a vengeance - a by-product
of 'the age of reason' & of course the hegemony of materialistic science.
I say 'materialistic' as that is the classical 'Newtonian Physics' model which controls
the scientific establishment. Everything is 'physical' or a by-product of the 'physical'.
Mind a by-product of the brain etc. There is plenty of 'scientific' evidence which
contradicts that proposition but few 'scientists' will stick their heads above the
parapets for fear of being ostracized.
Read Chris Carter's excellent trilogy of books on 'Science & the Psychic'
Or listen to the account of an initially skeptical neuro surgeon's own near death experience
or read his book 'Proof of Heaven'.
Quantum Mechanics is the branch of physics concerned with sub-atomic matter, first
began to be explored over 100 years ago. Hard to believe that its 'proven'
( by experiment) theories defy the logic of Newtonian Physics. A defiance which
troubled Einstein to his dying day.
One of the quirks of quantum mechanics is that 'mind' or 'consciousness' impacts
the outcome of physical results. Some say it may 'create' those physical results.
How else is the placebo effect accounted for?
So picture this it may be mind that lies behind all physical phenomena & not
physical phenomena that creates 'mind'. That is more in keeping with many
strains of ancient teachings, religious & otherwise.
In the beginning was the Word & the Word was with God....
The problem for contemporary thinking is this. Having escaped the age of superstition
& religious bigotry (largely the product of men seeking power over other men)
no-one wishes to return to that. Rightly so. But in denying the possibility of there
being more to existence than the 'physical' has Western culture thrown the baby
out with the bathwater? I would contend that they have.
Listen to Graham Hancock read from the prophesy of Thoth ancient Egyptian Teacher & Prophet
a prophesy as apt today as it was in ancient Egypt
Does the death of Spirituality matter? Well that very much depends on what you think the
purpose of life is. The prevailing materialistic mindset would indicate there is no 'purpose'
- so eat drink & be merry for tomorrow we die. If you can gain an advantage
over someone else by deception, lies or aggression do it - that being the prevailing
philosophy of countless organisations from governments to banks to energy suppliers.
Religion of old was not all bad. It taught certain ethical standards even if these
were enforced by the idea of eternal damnation. Such simplistic arguments no longer
wash. So why should one behave ethically? Science has nothing to say about what is
'good' or 'bad' behaviour.
When we (once again) begin to understand that we need a framework within which
we can understand our own life & how it connects to others. A framework which
helps us make sense of why we are here, what we have learned, what we still have
to learn. A perspective on purpose. A perspective which materialistic science
cannot help us with.
Read AL Pine's excellent 'Insight of Perspective' Poems on Purpose
When, and it is WHEN not IF, we rediscover our Spiritual roots we will move from the
Age of Materialism to an Age of Understanding.
An age of spiritual growth rather than of damaging spiritual denial.
That will be good for man's soul and the collective soul of mankind.
I have no illusions that such an age will be a long time coming & that re-setting our
path will probably require a catastrophic event. But if death is indeed not the end then
such a catastrophe must be seen in context, as must our own inevitable mortal death.
Death -A comma, not full stop.
Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 19-Oct-19 10:15 by Rune.