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Experience description:   

I sought to disprove the Zen Buddhism by following a Zen master's instruction.  I was Christian at the time. I first cleansed my self by not drinking, lying, etc. for 7 days. Then per the instructions, I locked and focused my attention on my navel day and night without a break; with the except of when I was speaking to others. About the fourth day, walking home form work my experience began.

I started seeing little light points swirling about my head. Startled, I kept in mind per instruction, not to release my focus on my navel no matter what. The lights grew in number. The light gave me the clear impression that they were alive; even happy. As the light grew in number they eventually filled the sky and my entire surroundings until there was nothing but light in 360 degrees. At that point, I knew I was no longer in my body. In fact I knew I had no body. The place I was in was infinite. It was imbued with a feeling of confidence and extreme sensation of love. As a matter of fact the feeling was to intense. I thought that very thought and the intensity of love immediately decrease to a barable level.

The second thing I noticed was the horizon of that endless void. It was time as at it's edge. Time was circular and unending and at the same time it was unmoved. Next, I notice in all that light there was a small circular dome like light with that light far a way. Somehow I knew there was a place of learning that I could go to if I make that choice. I chose instead to go back to earth and tell my family about it. Next, I saw a transparent wave coming towards me almost in slow motion. As it reached me, it seem to pass through me. As it did, I felt a rush of information was condensed information. I knew the information was about us here on earth and how we interact to each other but it was moving too fast to 'read'. Next I found myself looking down at my body, walking in meditation back in Brooklyn. I watched people passing me on the street. I looked at there faces to see if they saw anything strange about me. There was no indication based on their faces that there was anything unusual about me. Next I was slammed into my body; then back to that place, then back into my body. The sequence repeated about 6 or 7 time with incredible speed until I was finally back in my body for good.

Since my experience, as a result of my experience I have dedicated my life to continuing to grow spiritually and enlightening other on our nature as spiritual beings.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Same as any other time.

Was the experience dream like in any way? no. As a matter of fact, this world system was revealed to be more dreamlike. That place was indeed more real than ours.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love and Confidence.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? no.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No

Did you see a light? Yes the whole 360 degree was nothing but light.

Did you meet or see any other beings? No

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes I had the sense of touch in that I could feel love, mental sense, in that I could freely think and I could see.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes I measured later how far I walked from beginning to end against how long it felt like I was in the other world. It took about 4 minute to walk the length of road. I felt like I was up there about 30 minutes.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I know now so many things I didn't before. There is not enough room to type here.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No

Did you become aware of future events? No

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes I knew I had the choice. I elect to return here.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I can use a special part of us to detect the truthfulness or the lack there of in people.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I acquired universal love for all beings.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I was Christian prior. I am now Buddhist. Even that is not wholly true. Once one embrace universal love, there are no more need for a religion.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes See above.

Have you shared this experience with others? Yes most people have a healthy dose of skepticism. Don't think anyone I spoke were influenced.

What emotions did you experience following your experience? none

What was the best and worst part of your experience? There was no worst. The best is how it changed me for the better.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? no.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes