When a person dies, the brain dies too. The knowledge and experiences contained in the brain are lost. The personality of that person is lost, together with the mind of that person. So said the presenter of a recent tv program, obviously an expert about the way the human brain works. Pretty obvious, right?
Not any more! Not in the light of my own extensive experiences, and the experiences told to me by a few reliable friends. A widely-accepted clairvoyant, who has been my guest on a number of occasions, had told me that I could continue my learning after my death (but I had not told him about my need to learn).
Then, the insubstantial spirit of my favourite uncle, who had manifested himself to this clairvoyant, displayed his ability to hear me; to communicate silently with the clairvoyant in English (his second language); to mention his relationship with his sister, my mother; to know what happened to me long after his death; and to refer to my cabin-bag which he had never seen; and to offer sound advice to me!
He had obviously retained his mind, with its knowledge. His personality, his mind and memories, did not die with his body! That was pretty obvious. The reports of a few close friends with comparable experiences confirm the continuity of the human soul into the domain of spirits after Earthly death.
Better still, some of those who had received a heart transplant have reported experiencing personality traits, including tastes and needs, which were not originally theirs. They confirm the view that the heart is the repository of the human soul. That the human mind is attached to the soul is evidenced by the spirit of my uncle.
Conclusions derived from real, unchallengeable experiences cannot be ignored, no matter how many pundits stand on the head of a thumbtack saying ‘It cannot be!’
I certainly believe, partly because of certain impulses and ‘instincts,’ that knowledge and memories are cumulative through lifetimes. Sanity requires such knowledge not to interfere with a current life; but it might be facilitative within certain limits.
Since we are probably reborn into different cultures over time, we could all eventually be exposed to the various viable philosophical/cultural perspectives about life, death, and moral progress.
Learning, without prejudice, will take some time – over many lifetimes. Don’t like all the above? Not relevant! Have patience; wait and see!!