Arvind B NDE
I had heart trouble on 29 Feb 2012 this year. Went to my GP feeling it could be one of those 'gas' issues. The ECG suggested that I should be hospitalized immediately. I already had started experiencing terrible pain in left hand. Reached hospital. Was immediately hospitalized and taken to OT. I had successful plasty with one stent inserted. Came out on stretcher with thumbs up to all those relatives and friends who had reached hospital by then. I blabbered to them that I'd be back home in two days time and that nobody should really be bothered. The trouble seemed to be over. Then I blinked at my wonderful lovely wife and kind of reassured her with my eyes. Most of them left the hospital and went to the tea canteen downstairs to have that Indian quintessential cup of tea!!
The trouble started soon after. I blacked out and started vomiting blood (I needed a total of 11 bottles of blood in the next 24 hours). I came to know later that it was Cardio Respiratory Arrest. Last thing I remember that someone was sitting on my chest and thumping it heavily and that I was being taken away somewhere on the stretcher.
Next thing I remember is myself on the bench (or was it something else) in the OT and being given electric shocks. And I started drifting upward. From a height, I could see my own body with many people (doctors and medicos) working (doing something) on my body. I could see the instrument panel flat (I don't really know if it was pulse or something else, but something sure that should not be flat).
I reached the top of the hall and kind of stuck to a corner of that hall. But I was happy (yes, that is true - I remember myself smiling all the time). First I saw 4 children in my path, all of them in 10-12 age group. All were happy faces. And I could see only the faces and not their bodies. At some distance, I could see some people standing in a circle, this time I could see whole of them. Those could be around 8-10 people.
And then I saw a huge light in the center of the hall, and I started drifting towards it. There was a huge light coming in from that hole (and a huge one). I am a fervent Hindu (religion) with blind faith in Super Power. To be more specific, I firmly believe in our Goddess - Mother Kaalika. I could feel (is it a right word, don't know) that she is there on the other side of that beam of bright light that was coming from outside the hall. I was happy to know that she is there outside. I bowed and tried to see her. And that was the last thing I remember from this out-of-world experience. Next I remember (don't know the time) is my doctor asking me how am I feeling now?
Later I came to know that I was on ventilator for 5 days, and that news of 'my death' had already spread among many of my relatives / friends. This happened at the Hospital, Indore (India).
Above all, it was my wife's unwavering faith that nothing will happen to me that
brought me back to life. There were people who had started weeping, but Rinku,
my wife did not. She started praying to our Goddess and kind of requesting her
to meet me. I met her indeed. And I was back.
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes I had Angioplasty successfully performed. Then I had Cardio Respiratory Arrest that blanked me out.
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? The whole experience lasted about 1 minute 20-30 seconds. My consciousness level was at its highest during the first 10 seconds (during my journey upward)
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I could see the things as normally I can see in the real world. No difference between the two states.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Can't really comment, as I did not hear any sound.
Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body? Yes During the first few seconds, I could see a group of Doctors doing something on my body.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Feeling good.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes I could see a huge beam of light from the center of the hall, I was stuck in. And it was really huge and very bright.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
As said earlier, I am a firm believer in Goddess Kalika. While I was kind of floating inside the hall and see the bright light. I could 'feel' Goddess presence on the other side. Neither I saw her now did I hear anything from her. But I felt very good.
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm
A place where i had never been before. Or a place I could not have imagined. It is actually difficult to really explain this. It was a hall with dome.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I could not recall the amount of time in this experience. Later, I corroborated the amount of time with the amount of time Medicos were working hard and the time taken by the instruments to start showing life.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes
I felt myself hanging inside a dome structure with bright light coming in from the center of that hall (through a huge opening)
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was "sent back" against my will
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)? Yes I could see happy faces, first four children and then a group of people standing at a distance. The knowledge gathered even during those seconds was people are happy out here.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? Yes I could feel (is it a right word, don't know) that my Goddess Kalika is there on the other side of that beam of bright light that was coming from outside the hall. I was happy to know that she is there outside. I bowed and tried to see her.
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? Yes
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? No
During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives? Yes In general, I could see everyone out there happy. I could see 4 children smiling at me.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose? No
What occurred during your experience included: Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience As a Hindu Brahmin, we are taught that Heaven and hell both exist - what on the other hand I saw was happy faces only. The inconsistency was not seeing any heaven or hell.
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience I came to know later that news of my 'death' had reached outside the operation theater and that some phone calls also were made to relatives / friends. So, I never knew anything about my current world and body condition during that experience.
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience: I have started fearing death.
I feel more emotional now.
I feel more attached to my family now.My faith in God is many times more than what I had earlier