“Outside the body?” is the fourth chapter of the book “What am I?” which was first printed and published, in limited edition, 1998. The book was improved and republished in the year 2000, and was converted to eBook in 2012, at the same time were made booklets from selected chapter of the book.
As the title of the chapter indicates it tells about my experience of being outside the body, experiments and ideas about what happens in such cases. Read more >>
I sit by the window. There are birds in almost every branch of the trees, they are eating insects. They are so lightweight that the tips of the branches barely move when they sit on them. This is truly a worm feast.
A small bird is hopping on the lawn and picking up earthworms. It is admirable to see how smart it is catching the worms. The bird is very picky. It picks up the worms, one after another, without eating them. Maybe it is looking for the perfect size to feed its young ones. When the bird finds a worm it likes it flies away with it, in its mouth.
The trees stand in the garden as they have done for the past forty years.
I can feel, even see, the stillness behind the restlessness of the world. And I wonder this endless need for importance. This struggle is an obstacle to the peace we all seek for. Yet we do not let go of the ideas, the illusions; no matter what.
This is the topic in chapter 33 in the book “What am I?”
“I understand,” we say, and then we go and do something else because we do not understand anything, we do not even hear what is said. Usually our understanding is thus, superficial and empty, because we do not hear or see what is being said.
Sometimes, however, we say, “hey, yeah, I see, I realize, I do discover,” and we do, we hear and see what is being said, and we discovered, we realizes the content of it.
There are actually two types of understanding; it is the understanding with the head and the understanding with the whole body, all through. Between these two is a big difference.
This is the discussion in chapter 22, in the book “What am I?”
We are brought up in the belief that we should love and respect our neighbor. We hear this all over the community, in schools and churches, in books and movies, wherever we look, we hear the message; the words; “love thy neighbor.” And thus it should be; we should care for each other, and not only in words but also in practice. But do we, love and care for each other? Can we truly say that we are interested in and have concerned for other people? Their lives and well-being and indeed any other that belong to them? Do we really care about someone, or maybe no one?
This is the topic in chapter 21 in the book “What am I?”
Death has always been hidden in the western world, almost taboo, not to be talked about, and strange and distorted ideas have been created around death all over the planet, that is why we have such limited understanding of it. We just know that our loved ones and friends, who are dead, are gone, like they have disappeared into nothing, and that is all we know.
Therefore have the ideas of reincarnation and personal life after death had such easy access to us and have become so popular and attractive in people’s minds. We want to believe that we have lived before and will live again. Bu no matter how we imagine it to be, it is still only a simple desire for immortality.
This is the topic in chapter 20 in the book “What am I?”
If I remember right, there once was a man that said something like this, ‘truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even the least of them, you did it to me.”
And thus it is, each and every time we face another human being and judge him, hurt him, dislike him or something specific in his being, it is a rejection. And what we are really rejecting is our creator, as well as ourselves. Because truth is life and life is us.
This is the topic in chapter 23 in the book “What am I?”
Year after year the media is packed with advertisements for courses in us. Exercise, existence, diet, yoga, tolerance, healing, truth and other incredible things we can do and buy, all we need to do is show up and pay. Why do we believe we can buy lessons about ourselves?
Why do we think others know us better than we ourselves? Can anyone teach us the truth? I wonder.
This is the topic in chapter 19 in the book “What am I?”