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Soul does not leave the body immediately after the death

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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According to Prashna Upanishad, at the time of death, the Prana Vayu (life force and respiration) merges with Udana Vayu (brain stem reflexes) and leaves the body. But this does not happen immediately after clinical death, which is defined as stoppage of heart and respiration. Medically the term used for clinically dead patients is sudden cardiac arrest.

As per the modern medicine, in cardiac arrest, the brain does not die for the next 10 minutes and during this period, if the heart can be revived, life can be brought back.

The revival of patient during this period can be remembered by the ‘Formula of 10’: Within 10 minutes of the stoppage of heart (cardiac arrest), if effective chest compressions are given for the next ten minutes with a speed of 100 per minutes (10X10), 80% of the cardiac arrest victims can be revived.

This period can be much longer in hypothermia state. If the temperature of the body is low, the soul does not leave the body till the temperature is brought back to normal. Today, this property of soul is also used as therapeutic measure where patients who cannot be revived in the first 10 minutes of clinical death are put in a freezing chamber and artificial hypothermia is produced and these patients can then be transported to an advance cardiac centre where even after 24 hours, resuscitation measures can be applied after re-warming the body. Many people have been revived even after 24 hours of cardiac arrest with such a technology.

There are instances in literature where a newborn with hypothermia was declared dead but revived in the cremation ground when the environment heat brought the body temperature to normal and the pressure of the wood worked like cardiac massage.

This aspect of “life after death” is a contribution of the modern science to the Vedic science. Though in Vedic literature, it was well known phenomenon as Savitri brought life back into Satyavan even after his clinical death.

Take home message is that one should not declare a patient dead in the first 10 minutes; give cardiac massage and try reviving him with chest compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

 (Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

Every one cannot be a spiritual seeker. In fact majority is not interested in seeking spiritual knowledge and they keep themselves busy in the worldly desires. To become a good seeker one need to acquire many qualities. In Bhagavad Gita Arjuna in a state of disturbed mind sought guidance from Lord Krishna. In Katha Upanishad Nachiketa as a healthy seeker learned the knowledge of life after death from Yama. Katha Upanishad described in detail the qualities of a seeker in Nachiketa. The story goes as under Vajashrava sage performed a sacrifice in which he was required to give away all his worldly possessions. His son Nachiketa saw that the cows given in the donations were all old. Such charity was not going to give his father any merits. Feeling disturbed by the inappropriateness of his father s observance of the sacrifice Nachiketa asked to whom was he given. The sage ignored him twice but on third asking the irritated sage said in anger Unto Yama I give thee. Whereupon Nachiketa went to the abode of Yama and finding him absent waited there for three days and nights. Yama on his return offered to grant him three wishes. Nachiketa wished the following 1. To be allowed to return to his father alive and that his father not be angry with him 2. To be instructed about fire sacrifice 3. To be given knowledge about life after death Yama granted the first wish immediately. In answer to Nachiketa s second question Yama named performance of a special fire sacrifice after Nachiketa. Before answering the third question Yama tested Nachiketa offering him all sorts of worldly pleasures instead but Nachiketa insists. And then Yama taught him about life after death. The properties of true seeker therefore are 1. Righteousness and truthfulness Nachiketa did not agree with his father as his fathers act was not based on Dharma. 2. Persistence He waited for three days to meet Yama. 3. Compassion and forgiveness The first boon he asked was to have his father forgiven. 4. Intellectual understanding The fire of knowledge means intellectual understanding. 5. Let go off the desires He let go all his desires and did not get attracted to the worldly offers given by the Yama. Only after that he qualified to receive the knowledge of soul and become a true seeker. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

Life after death

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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It all depends on the definition of who I am? Am I my physical body, mind, intellect, ego or the soul? In terms of computer language, my physical body is the hardware; Prana Vayu, the electricity; mind–intellect and ego, are the applications – Word, Excel and Power Point; Udana Vayu the operational software and the soul, the internal internet. The body merges with the universe after death. The physical body merges with the five elements (the physical body of the universe). The universe is not made up of only the five elements. It is also made of the spirit or the consciousness or the cloud internet (energized information) called GOD. The same holds true for the human body. The non physical components of human body will therefore merge with the respective components of the cloud internet. As they mostly consist of energized fields of information (information with the power), they can remain alive for ever as they are based on retrievable information model. It can be explained as – the computer hardware may be dead but the software and the data can be retrieved from the server any time later. Medically, deaths can be defined as: • Heart dead, brain living situation • Brain dead, heart living situation • Brain and heart dead situation • A specific organ death • Death of self esteem in a living person • Spiritual death or the egoistic state Heart dead, brain living: This state is called cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death. It is reversible in the first 10 minutes in normal room temperature and for a prolonged period of time in freezing temperature. The process of revival is called “chest compression cardiac resuscitation”. The story of Savitri Satyavan probably relates to the first CPR process in mythology. All examples of revival of dead bodies by Rishi–Munis in mythology probably relate to this situation. This explains that there is full life after cardiac arrest for some time depending on the environment temperature. Brain dead, heart living: This state relates to the organ transplant definition of brain death. It has been well–explained in terms of Ayurveda and Prasanno Upanishad. The human body has five types of Prana or air and they are Prana Vayu (respiration, speech, pupillary movements, brain stem reflexes); Apana Vayu (downward expulsive movements like defecation, passing urine, menstruation, etc); Vyana Vayu (heart movements), Samana Vayu (GI movements) and Udana Vayu (brain movements). After brain death the movements and functions of samana, apana and vyana vayu can remain alive as long as a person is kept artificially alive on oxygen through ventilator. There is a case on record where a pregnant mother who had brain stem death at 6 months of pregnancy was put on oxygen via ventilator till she delivered a live baby by cesarean section. Brain dead and heart dead: This state talks about the concept of the death of the physical body and not the soul. Katha Upanishad, Bhagavad Gita and Garud Purana have described this in detail. It can also be explained in terms of IT as above. The energized information (sanskara, karmas) of a person can remain alive even after the death of the physical body in the cloud internet model of spirit. A specific organ death • Tooth can remain alive for some time after it is out of the body. One should not throw away the tooth but carry it to the hospital for re–implantation. • Similarly a finger may not die for hours if accidentally cut. One should carry it to the hospital so that it can be reattached if feasible. • Most organs that are retrieved after brain death remain alive for hours before they are transplanted in next person. • Once blood is taken from a person it can be stored for months before it is transfused to the next person. • Claire Sylvia, a professional dancer, who after a heart and lung transplant for primary pulmonary hypertension, developed the characteristics and traits of the donor (change in sexual preferences from male to female, change in the liking of color from red to green and blue, new acquired taste for chicken and beer) talks about the concept of cellular memory and that memory and consciousness can remain alive and even transfer to other persons during transplantation. Bu this does not happen in all. The concept of cellular memory has not been accepted in modern medicine. But can be explained by the computer IT model of consciousness. The belief that the soul along with the memory changes bodies after the death of physical body in computer terms means that the data of one computer gets transferred to another new updated computer along with the software and the retrievable data. When the new updated software reaches the new body, it may or may not be able to retrieve that data unless the frequency matches to that of the new software with the past data enters to the earlier version of the software. This can happen in the first few years of life or in meditative people. This can explain why only few people remember their past lives. Why GOD created us with a newer version of software and did not allow us to know our past is so that we can live an independent life. If we knew our past we would be forced to live a life, which is linked to our previous births. When you join a new company and get a new computer you keep your old data in a separate hard disk and do not mix it up with the present job data as the jobs may be all together different. For example, if a kidney of a person with bad karmas is transplanted to a person with good karma, the automatic transfer of the cellular memory will harm the recipient. GOD who created the cloud internet never wanted the same. This is also the reason why it is unethical to disclose the identity of organ, egg, sperm donors etc. to the recipients as the transplant is beyond race, cast and religion. A spiritual man can still bear the adversity, but a common man cannot. One can even be a father after the death of physical body. This is possible by storing the sperms while alive in freezing conditions. Similarly, the eggs can be stored for years. Death of self esteem in a living person: This is a state of extreme depression in a person. Spiritual death or the egoistic state: This is a state of extreme egoism with no spirituality left in a person. Moksha or the liberation: Bhagavad Gita talks about moksha and liberation. Those who believe in the philosophy of rebirth know that once a soul is liberated at death, a person is not reborn. In terms of computer language, that energized memory data is either permanently deleted from the cloud internet or remains in the cloud internet and is not available for modification through transfer to a soul. For others who believe that hell and heaven are in this birth only, liberation means dying peacefully and without suffering. The theory of rebirth is well described in Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 8. The gist of Lord Krishna’s teaching is:

• Whatever you think throughout your life will be your thought at the time of death.

• Whatever is the state of mind at the time of death will be the atmosphere you will get in the rebirth. For example if your state of mind is in cruelty at the time of death, you will be born in a cruel family.

• If you are relaxed, thinking of God or chanting AUM at the time of death, there are chances your soul will be liberated.

• Fire, illumination, daytime, fortnight before the full moon and Uttarayana are the paths for liberation. It means these are the periods/ways for spontaneous positive thinking. From mental health point of view, this knowledge can be converted into medical prescription. Uttarayana means a satvik healthy state of mind and Dakshinayana means a depressed state of mind. Performing and attending to Yagna, sitting in well illuminated light or exposing oneself to the day sunlight can be an adjunct to depression treatment. During the first fortnight of full moon and during Uttarayana, psychotherapy and counseling invariably work better and the requirement of drugs may get reduced. Uttarayana is also the period for ‘Snana’ (bath); ‘Daan’ (charity); ‘Dhayana’ (concentration), ‘Upwas’ (detoxification) and ‘Sun worship’ (Sunbath). Rebirth can take time? This means that you may have the data of the dead person in the cloud and not transferred to the new soul for some time. This has often been described by people as that person’s soul is not in peace. In computer language the cloud internet has two main hard discs: one is ‘hell’ and the other ‘heaven’. The data files in heaven are not transferrable. Only the hell files can be transferred to the new souls. In other words, the new soul in making can download newer version of updated software from the cloud internet along with some data present only in the ‘hell’ hard disc.

One should be remain active each day of our life and not die old in old age, said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Vice-Chairman World Fellowship of Religions. He was delivering the key note address at Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Pataudi Road, Manesar during 10th National Summit on Stress Management and Workshop on ‘How to be Healthy and Happy’ organised by Heart Care foundation of India in association with Prajapati Brahmkumari Aishwarya Vidyalaya and World Fellowship of Religions.
In another seminar on ‘Life After Death’ organised by the Foundation at IMA House, Dr. Aggarwal in conversation with Swami Parmananda Bharati said that all hospitals and medical establishments should have both a humor room as well as a prayer room. The dead body and the dying person should both be respected as it is only the physical body which dies and not the mind, intellect, ego and soul.

The aim of life should be to continue living after one’s physical body has died and that is only possible by doing positive Karmas.

Dr. Aggarwal said that the fact that we did not get moksha or liberation in our last birth means that some sufferings still remained for us to bear and the very purpose of our present birth is to face those sufferings. We should face them with happiness and not with sorrow. By doing positive karmas, we can not only neutralize our karmas of the past birth but also the bad karmas from birth till date.

In their introductory remarks, Prof. Uma Devi, Formerly at Delhi University, and Prof. Sunil Kumar, Hindi Scholar, said that the very purpose of life is to earn righteously to perform one’s Dharma with a desire to achieve inner happiness.

 


It all depends on the definition of who I am?  Am I my physical body, mind, intellect, ego or the soul?

In terms of computer language, my physical body is the hardware; Prana Vayu, the electricity; mind-intellect and ego, are the applications – Word, Excel and Power Point; Udana Vayu the operational software and the soul, the internal internet.

The body merges with the universe after death. The physical body merges with the five elements (the physical body of the universe).

The universe is not made up of only the five elements. It is also made of the spirit or the consciousness or the cloud internet (energized information) called GOD. The same holds true for the human body. The non physical components of human body will therefore merge with the respective components of the cloud internet.

As they mostly consist of energized fields of information (information with the power), they can remain alive for ever as they are based on retrievable information model. It can be explained as – the computer hardware may be dead but the software and the data can be retrieved from the server any time later.

Medically, deaths can be defined as:

  • Heart dead, brain living situation
  • Brain dead, heart living situation
  • Brain and heart dead situation
  • A specific organ death
  • Death of self esteem in a living person
  • Spiritual death or the egoistic state

Heart dead, brain living: This state is called cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death. It is reversible in the first 10 minutes in normal room temperature and for a prolonged period of time in freezing temperature. The process of revival is called “chest compression cardiac resuscitation”. The story of Savitri Satyavan probably relates to the first CPR process in mythology. All examples of revival of dead bodies by Rishi-Munis in mythology probably relate to this situation. This explains that there is full life after cardiac arrest for some time depending on the environment temperature.

Brain dead, heart living: This state relates to the organ transplant definition of brain death. It has been well-explained in terms of Ayurveda and Prasanno Upanishad.

The human body has five types of Prana or air and they are Prana Vayu (respiration, speech, pupillary movements, brain stem reflexes); Apana Vayu (downward expulsive movements like defecation, passing urine, menstruation, etc); Vyana Vayu (heart movements), Samana Vayu (GI movements) and Udana Vayu (brain movements).

After brain death the movements and functions of samana, apana and vyana vayu can remain alive as long as a person is kept artificially alive on oxygen through ventilator.  There is a case on record where a pregnant mother who had brain stem death at 6 months of pregnancy was put on oxygen via ventilator till she delivered a live baby by cesarean section.

Brain dead and heart dead: This state talks about the concept of the death of the physical body and not the soul. Katha Upanishad, Bhagavad Gita and Garud Purana have described this in detail. It can also be explained in terms of IT as above. The energized information (sanskara, karmas) of a person can remain alive even after the death of the physical body in the cloud internet model of spirit.

A specific organ death

1.      Tooth can remain alive for some time after it is out of the body. One should not throw away the tooth but carry it to the hospital for re-implantation.
2.      Similarly a finger may not die for hours if accidentally cut. One should carry it to the hospital so that it can be reattached if feasible.
3.      Most organs that are retrieved after brain death remain alive for hours before they are transplanted in next person.
4.      Once blood is taken from a person it can be stored for months before being given to next person.
5.       Claire Sylvia, a professional dancer, who after a heart and lung transplant for primary pulmonary hypertension, developed the characteristics and traits of the donor (change in sexual preferences from male to female, change in the liking of color from red to green and blue, new acquired taste for chicken and beer) talks about the concept of cellular memory and that memory and consciousness can remain alive and even transfer to other persons during transplantation.  Bu this does not happen in all.

The concept of cellular memory has not been accepted in modern medicine. But can be explained by the computer IT model of consciousness.

The belief that the soul along with the memory changes bodies after the death of physical body in computer terms means that the data of one computer gets transferred to another new updated computer along with the software and the retrievable data. When the new updated software reaches the new body, it may or may not be able to retrieve that data unless the frequency matches to that of the new software with the past data enters to the earlier version of the software. This can happen in the first few years of life or in meditative people.

This can explain why some people only remember their past lives.

Why GOD created us with a newer version of software and did not allow us to know our past is so that we can live an independent life. If we knew our past we would be forced to live a life which is linked to our previous births. When you join a new company and get a new computer you keep your old data in a separate hard disk and do not mix it up with the present job data as the jobs may be all together different.

For example, if a kidney of a person with bad karmas is transplanted to a person with good karma, the automatic transfer of the cellular memory will harm the recipient. GOD who created the cloud internet never wanted the same.

This is also the reason why is unethical to disclose the identity of organ, egg, sperm donors etc. to the recipients as the transplant is beyond race, cast and religion. A spiritual man can still bear the adversity, but a common man cannot.

6. One can even be a father after the death of physical body. This is possible by storing the sperms while alive in freezing conditions. Similarly, the eggs can be stored for years.

Death of self esteem in a living person: This is a state of extreme depression in a person.

Spiritual death or the egoistic state: This is a state of extreme egoism with no spirituality left in a person.

Moksha or the liberation: Bhagavad Gita talks about moksha and liberation. Those who believe in the philosophy of rebirth know that once a soul is liberated at death, a person is not reborn. In terms of computer language, that energized memory data is either permanently deleted from the cloud internet or remains in the cloud internet and is not available for modification through transfer to a soul.

For others who believe that hell and heaven are in this birth only, liberation means dying peacefully and without suffering. The theory of rebirth is well described in Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 8. The gist of Lord Krishna’s teaching is:

1. Whatever you think throughout your life will be your thought at the time of death.
2. Whatever is the state of mind at the time of death will be the atmosphere you will get in the rebirth. For example if your state of mind is in cruelty at the time of death, you will be born in a cruel family.
3. If you are relaxed, thinking of God or chanting AUM at the time of death, there are chances your soul will be liberated.
4. Fire, illumination, daytime, fortnight before the full moon and Uttarayana are the paths for liberation. It means these are the periods / ways for spontaneous positive thinking. From mental health point of view, this knowledge can be converted into medical prescription.  Uttarayana means a satvik healthy state of mind and Dakshinayana means a depressed state of mind. Performing and attending to Yagna, sitting in well illuminated light or exposing oneself to the day sunlight can be an adjunct to depression treatment.

During the first fortnight of full moon and during Uttarayana, psychotherapy and counseling invariably work better and the requirement of drugs may get reduced.

Uttarayana is also the period for ‘Snana’ (bath); ‘Daan’ (charity); ‘Dhayana’ (concentration), ‘Upwas’ (detoxification) and ‘Sun worship’ (Sunbath).

Rebirth can take time? This means that you may have the data of the dead person in the cloud and not transferred to the new soul for some time. This has often been described by people as that person’s soul is not in peace.

In computer language the cloud internet has two main hard discs: one is ‘hell’ and the other ‘heaven’. The data files in heaven are not transferrable. Only the hell files can be transferred to the new souls. In other words, the new soul in making can download newer version of updated software from the cloud internet along with some data present only in the ‘hell’ hard disc.