Vedanta and the Near Death Experience
Swami Mahayogananda

Med­ical sci­ence, specif­i­cal­ly the field of Resus­ci­ta­tion Med­i­cine, is dis­cov­er­ing a wide­spread phe­nom­e­non: some peo­ple who have died and been resus­ci­tat­ed recall extra­or­di­nary expe­ri­ences, dur­ing which they float­ed above their bod­ies, or entered an infi­nite light, or met deceased rel­a­tives. This phe­nom­e­non was first called the “Near Death Expe­ri­ence” by Dr Ray­mond Moody. In this lec­ture, Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da dis­cuss­es the Near Death Expe­ri­ence from a Vedan­tic per­spec­tive. Deliv­ered on 7 April, 2013.

In the lec­ture, he men­tions the web­site of the Near Death Expe­ri­ence Research Foun­da­tion, locat­ed at

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