Essentially there are five references to a life after death: the quantum physics (Professor Dürr), the near death research (Pam Reynolds), the after death research (Karmapa), the reincarnation cases (Shanti Devi) and the statements of the enlightened (the clairvoyant).
1 Quantum physics has proven by physical tests that a higher field of consciousness (information field) in the universe exists (Alain Aspect , Amit Goswami). The ruling string theory assumes that it has our material universe there are many other dimensions of energy. The former head of the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, Professor Hans-Peter Dürr believes that the brain by thinking a field of consciousness (quantum field) forms that can exist after the death of the body in the higher dimension further.
Dürr: "Basically, there is no such thing as material. Primarily, there exists only connections to material foundation. We could therefore call it consciousness. Material and energy appear only as coagulated Secondarily, solidified spirit. "" Many discoveries of quantum physics are not only immaterial, but that is a work in completely different ways that have nothing to do with the standard three-dimensional spatial sense we have. It is a pure information field, a sort of quantum code. It has nothing to do with mass and energy. This information field spans the entire universe. The cosmos is whole information because this field has no limit. There is only one, but this one united entity is differentiated. "http://www.pm-magazin.de/de/heftartikel/ganzer_artikel.asp?artikelid=1944
You are 78 years old. Do you believe in for afterlife? Is there existence after death? Dürr: "That is an interesting question. What we consider the here and now, this world, it is actually just the material level that is comprehensible. The beyond is an infinite reality that is much bigger, Which this world is rooted in. In this way, our lives in this plane of existence are encompassed, surrounded, by the afterworld already. When planning I imagine that I have written my existence in this world on a sort of hard drive on the tangible (the brain) that I have also transferred this data onto the spiritual quantum field (the spirit, the indepenendent consciousness), then I could say that when I, I do not lose this information, this conscioiusness. The body of this but the spiritual quantum field continues. In this way, I am immortal." http://www.pm-magazin.de/de/heftartikel/ganzer_artikel.asp?artikelid=1944
2 The near death research confirms that the mind can think independently from the body. 1991 the 35 year-old Pam Reynolds underwent a brain operation. Her blood was routed from her brain and she was placed in a state of artificial coma. Her head was attached with wires to measure brain waves. It was ascertained that no brain waves could travel during this half an hour. The thought processes were blocked, and examined as no hormone release could occur. Hallucinations were not possible in this state. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahtod-Erfahrung#Nahtod-Erfahrungen_von_Pam_Reynolds
And it just so happened that Pam Reynolds had her out of body experience at this time. She floated with her soul out of her body. She observed from above all of the details of her operation. She then floated through a tunnel to a world of light. There, she met her dead grandmother and other people. The beings there lived in a paradise dimension and possessed positive energy. With their energy, they strengthened Ms. Reynolds So that she could go through her operation successfully. In a BBC interview, Pam Reynolds explained that she had experienced the breath of God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNbdUEqDB-k
The special aspect of the case of Pam Reynolds lies with the fact that modern measurement equipment shows that the consciousness of a person exists even when the stuff of the brain is shut off. This leads one to conclude that there must be an independent consciousness separate from the body. The body and soul are two independent manifestations of energy.
3 The 16. Karmapa is the second highest master in Tibetan Buddhism (after the Dalai Lama). He died in 1981 in a hospital in Chicago. He stayed three days after his death with his soul in his body. The body did not rot in that time and the heart region was warm. These facts were confirmed by measuring devices. http://www.buddhismus-heute.de/archive.issue__37.position__5.de.html Enlightened Tibetan masters traditionally stay in their bodies for three days after death. This is recognized by the fact that their bodies do not begin to decompose and that the heart chakra is warm. This fact can be explained with the continuation of life after death.
4 The reincarnation research approaches more and more to the fact that there are past lives. Thousands of reports were investigated . The witnesses could accurately describe the previous places and situations, although they were never there and had heard nothing about it in the normal way. The most well-known reincarnation researcher in the West is Professor Ian Stevenson from the University of Virginia. He examined over the course of 40 years over 3.000 reincarnations situations throughout the world. Often, he noticed similarities in behavior and bodily signals in line with the former incarnation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson
One of the most well-known cases of reincarnation in India is Shanti Devi. She was born in 1926 in New Delhi and could remember her previous life as a house wife in Mathura. Although she was never in that location, she was able to describe her previous husband, her previous house, and the city itself. She could even remember where she had always hidden her money in her former life. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinkarnationsforschung#Geschichte
5 Who is enlightened can, thanks to its expanded consciousness, look in the afterlife and know the life after death and the happiness in the Paradise. The sacred books of mankind based on the enlightenment experiences of their authors. Buddha looked at his former life, when he became enlightened. He confirmed that there are several areas in the afterlife. Krishna also knew from experience that there is a life after death. It's the same with Jesus and the authors of the Bible (the enlightened Jews). The Koran is based on the enlightenment experience of Mohammed (he lived for three years as a yogi in the desert) and his view of paradise.
One might think that the enlightened are imagining their perceptions. Against this speak, however, the attempts with the clairvoyants. The American professor Gary Schwartz tested the most well-known mediums of the United States from 1998 to 2001. The mediums could experience the afterlife with their spirits and make contact with the dead. Gary Schwartz compared their statements about distanced things with a control group of average people. The medium had a ratio of correct answers of 83%, whereas the control group got only 36%. Mediums are important witnessses for the life after death. http://www.amazon.de/Wir-sterben-nie-Jenseits-wissen/dp/3499624222/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285415770&sr=1-1
There are many facts that point to the survival of the soul after death. The more one looks at the current science, the more appear inexplicable things for a materialistic world view. A leading authority in the field of afterlife research in Germany is the scientist Bernhard Jakoby. In 2007 he published the book "We never die." In it, he comes to the statement that the evidence speaks for a life after death. http://www.amazon.de/Wir-sterben-nie-Jenseits-wissen/dp/3499624222/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285415770&sr=1-1
Crucial for a good life after death, is whether in life on Earth we mostly love the mundane (money, consumerism, career) or the spiritual (inner happiness). Who focuses on the external happiness, may have a lot of fun in the short term, but in the long-term his happiness is shrinking. The path of the outer happiness is necessarily linked with a lot of struggle, greed, selfishness and the development of inner tensions. The road to paradise in the afterlife is to cultivate the inner happiness, the inner peace and the universal love.
Life after death is a core issue of spirituality. Things are controversial. Ultimately, all evidence for a life after death are always circumstantial evidence that can be evaluated differently.
The knowledge about life after death is important. We should cultivate our inner happiness regularly, think positive and do spiritual exercises (yoga, meditation, reading, praying). This gives us a good life and brings us to the good areas in the afterlife.
May the light be with us. May we all live wise, happy and with love to all beings. May we find our positiv way through life, wether we believe in a life after death or not. In the meaning of yoga most important is that we we live positiv and with love. Think good, do good, be good. Out of this follows all other good.