Death: What Happens When You Die?

Should We Fear Death? What Happens When You Die?

Below are thoughts on death and what happens when you die by Eckart Tolle and words on Reincarnation from Yogananda.

Eckart Tolle describes Transcending to the level of 500 at Physical Death in his book “The Power of Now”

“There is an involuntary portal which opens up briefly at the time of physical death.”

Even if you have missed all the other opportunities for spiritual realization during your lifetime, one last portal will open up for you immediately after the body has died.” This portal is level 500 

There are countless accounts of people when asked: “what happens when you die?” Who describes a visual impression of this portal as radiant light and then returned from what is commonly known as a near-death experience. Many of them also spoke of a sense of blissful serenity and deep peace. The Tibetan Book of the Dead describes “the luminous splendor or the colorless light of emptiness, which says this is “your own true Self.”

This portal opens up only very briefly, and unless you have already encountered the dimensions of the un-manifested in your lifetime, you will likely miss it. Most people carry too much residual resistance, too much fear, too much attachment to sensory experience. Too much identification with the manifested world. So they see the portal, turn away in fear, and then lose consciousness. Most of what happens after that are involuntary and automatic. Eventually, there will be another round of birth and death. Their presence wasn’t strong enough yet for conscious immortality.

Death is Painful only as Long as you Cling to Illusion-Tolle


Every portal is a portal of death, the death of the false self. When you go through it, you cease to derive your identity from your psychological, mind-made form. You then realize that death is an illusion, just as your identification with form was an illusion. The end of the illusion that’s all that death is. Therefore, also answering the question, “What happens when you die?”

Relaxed Relationship Students; Time, Illusion and the “false” self-refer to Levels 1 and 2 of the Relaxed Relationship Compass.  Specifically, level one is “hell” as defined by organized religion. Level four represents Eternal life and “heaven”. Therefore, the passage to salvation is THROUGH level three. In other words, the passage is through our relationships.

According to Dr. David Hawkins, the following statement calibrates at the vibrational frequency of 700:

” I am myself, heaven and hell”

-A Course In Miracles

Words about Reincarnation from Paramahansa Yogananda

Don’t depend on death to liberate you from your imperfections.

You are exactly the same after death as you were before.

Nothing changes; you only give up the body.

If you are a thief or a liar or a cheater before death, you don’t become an angel merely by dying.

If such were possible, then let us all go and jump in the ocean now and become angels at once!

Whatever you have made of yourself thus far, so will you be hereafter.

And when you reincarnate, you will bring that same nature with you.

To change, you have to make the effort.

This world is the place to do it.

-Paramahansa Yogananda

love quotes

Each Person Passing from this Life to the Next Learns No Great Secret . . .

They simply realize love is all there is.
Nothing unreal exists.
Think for yourself: If you were going to die tomorrow what would you today find meaningful?
Only love.
This is salvation’s key.
~ A Course of Love

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