It was 11 pm, I was returning home from university and as a joke I sat on the hood of the car. My cousin was joking around and started to drive the car with me sitting on top. I was frightened and didn’t feel safe, so I jumped off the car. I hit the ground, head first. I went unconscious.I went to a different place. It was quiet and pleasant. I felt very light. The feeling was so great I can’t describe it. I could taste sweetness inside me; everything was beautiful. I was in that moment for around 30 minutes. In that moment, I knew that whatever I wanted I could get. For a second I thought ‘who am I?’ I saw my whole life flash before me like a movie. I could go to any time in my life's review. It was amazing. I felt like my intelligence and thoughts were beyond normal. I did not feel like I didn’t understand, it was a great feeling and I wished I could stay here and not leave. It was having the thoughts that I was wondering, ‘What can I do?’ as I could do anything. But then everything went dark and I could feel the pain in my back and the heaviness in my body. I then came back to consciousness and was in the hospital with my friends around me.
Date NDE Occurred: پاییز 1385 خورشیدی
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Life threatening event, but not clinical death.
At 11 pm, I was coming back from university and was sitting on the hood of a car, when my cousin drove off in the car. I jumped off and became unconscious.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
Did you feel separated from your body? No
I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal I felt like my understanding and intelligence was unlimited.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Straight away after I woke up and became conscious everything was clear. I spent two nights in hospital and got stitches in the back of my head.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
There was no time, everything I wanted I just had to think it. Time has no meaning.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. It was as though my whole body and existence was like the eye: I could see everything around me. This was pleasant.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I didn’t hear anything; it was all just telepathic understanding.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: A landscape or city
The experience included: Presence of unearthly beings
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm I was in a place of peace, happiness and comfort.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Just a great feeling that cannot be explained and a feeling of lightness.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Relief or calmness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
The experience included: Life review
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe I felt like there were no rules, boundaries or limitations.
The experience included: Special knowledge or purpose
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Muslim
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I try to be more religious.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Muslim اسلام کاملترین دین است
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience قبلن چنین داستانهایی در مورد تجارب نزدیک به مرگ خوانده بودم و در باور های دینی اسلامی هم به دفعات زیاد به این موضوعات اشاره شده که مرگ تازه شروع زندگی دیگریست فارغ از همهی محدودیتها و سختیهای دنیا
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes From my childhood I had my own world. In a group environment, I would get a lot of attention and I would get very unhappy about this. So I tried to act more normal and distanced myself from people. I could meet people and had a feeling that something was going to happen to them: then a while later the person would die. This scared me; I wished not to experience this.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
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
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? No
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? No
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Yes زندگی دنیوی فقط برای ساختن و البته خوب ساختن آخرتی خوب است
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife definitely exists Uncertain
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I do not fear death
Do you fear death after your experience? I did not fear death
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Greatly fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Slightly fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Are meaningful and significant
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? Yes چون حس میکردم هیچ محدودیتی که قبلن در دنیات داشتم را ندارم
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? No
Were you compassionate after your experience? Greatly compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Large changes in my life People who don’t know me ask me where I am from as my accent has changed. I have become more intelligent, and motivated to study. I am studying mechanics at a hard university. But then I had another accident on my motorcycle and my arm broke, I could not write so had to stop studying. Large changes in my life.
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Yes I try to be nice to everyone and invite everyone to be good.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I cannot explain the feeling and experience I had.
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
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes Sometimes I will have dreams that come true.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Mostly the good feeling and sweetness.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I didn’t say anything for a few years but then told a few of my close friends who were surprised.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes In a magazine called ‘Days of our Lives’, there was a column written about NDE.
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real Because I had read about this.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real From my religion Islam, they spoke much about death. This experience has left me with a positive feeling about dying. Like the curtains have been removed.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? Yes Once when I was really sick, I felt my spirit leave my body. I could feel me lifting and feeling light. I could move my spirit but not my body. I felt like I was moving inside my body but my legs and arms weren’t moving.
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I felt like the limitations in this world don’t exist there. I had read about stories on NDE and my religious beliefs had repeated that after death there is life. Life after death is free of pain, limitations.
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