Weekend in Nirvana

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Why wait until you die to go to Heaven? It just might be all around you right now.  Many people claim to have gone to places of wholeness, love, and safety, where there is no fear, no separation from the rest of the universe, no birth, no death and no sense of time. Some claim they go frequently. They come back happier and more at peace.

Too good to be true?  Let’s hear what they have to say.

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11 Responses to Weekend in Nirvana

  1. Jeffrey Shurtleff says:

    Life is only here and now…and then
    Death just deepens the wonder.
    Why? and How? are simply the best practice.

    thanks David,

  2. Anh Le says:

    Thanks for sharing your discoveries and insights, David.

    Appreciating The Beauty That Surrounds Us
    Being With Nature
    Thanks And Gratitude

    These are among the things that give our lives the Deepest Meaning and Joy.


  3. Sugandha says:

    Loved reading about your spiritual journey – a long (or very, very short) road to the amazing NOW. Enjoy!

  4. Patricia Monagle says:

    David – you have already travelled so far, and your writing is so much more authentically humble and wondrous than even your last newsletter. I am impressed and inspired to return to the meditation practice I once knew and enjoyed so many years ago while living at the Transcendental Meditation Center in Phoenix, AZ.

    Perhaps this is something you may enjoy, or find too temporal, but I wish to share it with you regarding your spiritual journey and/0r your path to physical health: “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.
    Langston Hughes

  5. David
    Nice to read once again what JKM had said about observing without judging.
    “The highest form of intelligence is to observe without evaluating.”
    As I spend about ten days each month with Indians of North America, I am astounded and then content, how close is their deep philosophy to that of Buddhism and also of such philosophers as JKM.

  6. June says:

    Is it possible that the dark energy we read about could be consciousness? That the Universe is conscious and that is what we tap into on a minor immediate scale and on a greater transcending scale that you are describing?

  7. Arlene Jech says:

    I have recently read Eben Alexander’s best-selling book “Proof of Heaven,” Anita Moorjani’s “Dying to be Me,” and Raymond Moody’s classic on near death experiences, “Life After Life,” and have been astounded by how similar each person’s near death experiences have been. Dr Moody’s book is based on 100 interviews with people who had a near death experience. In all three books, people talked about feeling incredibly loved, of going through a dark tunnel that was full of energy, coming to a bright light and being told they had to go back because they still had something to accomplish. The tunnel and the bright light are not different from that described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead, where people urge the dying person to go toward the white light and not be afraid. The dark tunnel full of energy is not different from what Prof Higgs describes about the Higgs Bosun, where space is filled with dark energy. Interestingly, Dr Alexander is a neurosurgeon who described heaven as being in a different dimension, free of the limitations that we encounter as human beings. I’ve always thought we are limited by our senses: we see a limited spectrum from ultraviolet to infrared, but more is out there. Humans hear in a narrow range: my dogs hear sirens before I do. And dogs see at 70-80 flicker-frames a second, while humans only see at 60-70 flicker-frames a second. And dogs have a keener sense of smell, and have even been trained to detect cancer in a person, and to detect a person about to have a seizure before it happens. Can we experience heaven in the here and now, by meditating? Many have done so, even me on occasion.

  8. Roger Eaton says:

    Here’s a quick prescription – binaural beats on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FulLengthBinaurals

  9. Melissa J says:

    There is one other way. Drugs. I started to smoke pot after 20 years sober. My to-do list went away and I connected with the greater. It’s amazing.

  10. CAROLINA PEREZ says:

    is it true that when a person dies they travel back to every point they lived in or been in life

  11. Howard Jachter says:

    For me the question isn’t whether heaven exists. It’s whether the physical perceptions aren’t simply an experience of the eternal dreamer — source energy or soul. Maybe heaven is everywhere and there really is no external reality beyond souls acceptance of that illusion.

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