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February 21, 2012


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Interesting discussion of the perils of materialism in Section LXXIII p. 202 of Red Pine's Lankavatara Sutra translation.

"Not the self that sees,
But The Self that sees the self that sees,
That is The Self"

A Lesson in Zen biology:


The fact that she survived the operation proves she wasn't dead. I.e., the biochemical processes which underlie consciousness had not ceased.

Pam Reynolds Lowery (1956 – May 22, 2010) from Atlanta, Georgia was an American singer-songwriter.[1] In 1991, at the age of 35, she claims to have had a near-death experience (NDE) during a brain operation. Her claim of NDE is one of the most notable and best documented in NDE research because of the unusual circumstances under which it happened. Reynolds was under close medical monitoring during the entire operation. During part of the operation she had no brain-wave activity and no blood flowing in her brain, which left her clinically dead. She made several observations about the procedure which later were confirmed by medical personnel as surprisingly accurate.
This famous near-death experience claim is considered by many to be proof of the reality of the survival of consciousness after death, and of a life after death.

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