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BUDDHIST MONK >>>BACK FROM THE DEAD!!!

 
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BUDDHIST MONK >>>BACK FROM THE DEAD!!!
GOD HAD THIS ONE, A BUDDHIST MONK - MARKED FOR HIM! (ASK GOD TO MARK YOU FOR HIM TOO).
READ HIS AMAZING STORY OF WHAT HE FOUND ON THE OTHER SIDE AFTER HE DIED.

Back From the Dead
By Athet Pyan Shinthaw Paulu

The Remarkable Testimony of a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Burma) who came back to life a changed man!



Introduction



The story that follows is simply a translation of a taped testimony from a man with a life-changing story . It is not an interview or a biography, but simply the words from the man himself. Different people react in different ways when they hear this story. Some are inspired, some skeptical, a few will mock and ridicule, while some others have even been filled with rage and anger, convinced these words are the ravings of a mad man or an elaborate deception. Some Christians have opposed the story simply because the radical and miraculous events described herein do not fit their feeble image of an Almighty God.

We were first made aware of this story from several Burmese church leaders who shared it with us. These leaders had looked into the story and had not found any suggestion of it being a hoax. It was with this in mind that we decided to step out and circulate the story. We do not do so for any monetary gain, or with a motivation of self-promotion. We just want to let the story speak for itself, and invite Christian believers to judge it according to Scripture. If God wants any part of it to be intended for His glory or to encourage His people, then we pray His Spirit will work in the hearts of the readers in those ways.

Some people have told us they think the monk in this story never actually died, but that he just lapsed into unconsciousness, and the things he saw and heard were part of a fever-driven hallucination. Whatever you think, the simple fact remains that the events of this story so radically transformed this man that his life took on a complete 180-degree shift after the events described below. He has fearlessly and boldly told his story at great personal cost, including imprisonment. He has been scorned by his relatives, friends and colleagues, and faced death threats for his unwillingness to compromise his message. What motivated this man to be willing to risk everything? Whether we believe him or not, his story is surely worth listening to and considering. In the cynical West many people demand hard evidence of such things, evidence that would stand up in a court of law. Can we absolutely guarantee, beyond doubt, that all of these things happened? No, we cannot. But we feel it is worth repeating this manīs story in his own words so that readers can judge for themselves.

My Early Years

Hello! My name is Athet Pyan Shinthaw Paulu. I am from the country of Myanmar. I would like to share with you my testimony of what happened to me, but first I would like to give some brief background information from my life growing up.

I was born in 1958 in the town of Bogale, on the Irrawaddy Delta area of southern Myanmar [formerly Burma]. My parents, who were devout Buddhists like most people in Myanmar, named me Thitpin [which means ītreeī in English]. Our lives were very simple where I grew up. At the age of 13 I left school and started working on a fishing boat. We caught fish and sometimes also shrimp from the numerous rivers and streams in the Irrawaddy area. At the age of 16 I became the leader of the boat. At this time I lived in Upper Mainmahlagyon Island [Mainmahlagyon means īBeautiful Woman Islandī in English], just north of Bogale where I was born. This place is about 100 miles southwest of Yangon [Rangoon], our nationīs capitol city.

One day, when I was 17, we caught a large number of fish in our nets. Because of the many fish, a large crocodile was attracted to us. It followed our boat and tried to attack us. We were terrified so we frantically rowed our boats toward the riverbank as fast as we could. The crocodile followed us and smashed our boat with its tail. Although no one died in this incident, the attack greatly affected my life. I no longer wanted to fish. Our small boat sank because of the crocodile attack. We had to go home to our village that night on a passenger boat.

Not long after, his employers transferred my father to Yangon City [formerly spelt Rangoon]. At the age of 18 I was sent to a Buddhist monastery to be a novice monk. Most parents in Myanmar try to send their son into a Buddhist monastery, at least for a time, as it is considered a great honor to have a son serve in this way. We have been observing this custom for many hundreds of years.



A Zealous Disciple of Buddha



When I turned 19 years and 3 months old (in 1977), I became a normal monk. The senior monk at my monastery gave me a new Buddhist name, which is the custom in our country. I was now called U Nata Pannita Ashinthuriya. When we become a monk we no longer use the name given to us at birth by our parents. The name of the monastery I lived at is called Mandalay Kyaikasan Kyaing. The senior monkīs name was called U Zadila Kyar Ni Kan Sayadaw [U Zadila is his title]. He was the most famous Buddhist monk in all of Myanmar at the time. Everyone knew who he was. He was widely honored by the people and respected as a great teacher. I say he "was" because in 1983 he suddenly died when he was involved in a fatal car accident. His death shocked everyone. At the time I had been a monk for six years.

I tried hard to be the best monk I could and to follow all the precepts of Buddhism. At one stage I moved to a cemetery where I lived and meditated continually. Some monks who really want to know the truths of Buddha do things like I did. Some move deep into the forests where they live a life of self-denial and poverty. I sought to deny my selfish thoughts and desires, to escape from sickness and suffering and to break free from the cycle of this world. At the cemetery I was not afraid of ghosts. I tried to attain such inner peace and self-realization that even when a mosquito landed on my arm I would let it bite me instead of brushing it off!

For years I strived to be the best monk I could and not to harm any living being. I studied the holy Buddhist teachings just like all my forefathers had done before me. My life proceeded as a monk until I got very, very sick. I was in Mandalay at the time and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. The doctors did some tests on me and told me I had both Yellow Fever and malaria at the same time! After about one month in the hospital I was getting worse. The doctors told me there was no chance for me to recover and discharged me to make arrangements to die.

This is a brief description of my past. I would now like to tell you some of the remarkable things that happened to me after this time...



A Vision that Changed My Life Forever



After I was discharged from the hospital I went back to the monastery where other monks cared for me. I grew weaker and weaker and was lapsing into unconsciousness. I learned later that I actually died for three days. My body decayed and stunk of death, and my heart stopped beating. My body was prepared for cremation and was put through traditional Buddhist purification rites.

Although I faded away in my body I remember my mind and spirit were fully alert. I was in a very, very powerful storm. A tremendous wind flattened the whole landscape until there were no trees or anything else standing, just a flat plain. I walked very fast along this plain for some time. There were no other people anywhere, I was all alone. After some time I crossed a river. On the other side of the river I saw a terrible, terrible lake of fire. In Buddhism we do not have a concept of a place like this. At first I was confused and didnīt know it was hell until I saw Yama, the king of hell [Yama is the name ascribed to the King of Hell in numerous cultures throughout Asia]. His face looked like the face of a lion, his body was like a lion, but his legs were like a naga [serpent spirit]. He had a number of horns on his head. Hisface was very fierce, and I was extremely afraid. Trembling, I asked him his name. He replied, "I am the king of hell, the Destroyer."



The terrible, terrible lake of fire



The king of hell told me to look into the lake of fire. I looked and I saw the saffron colored robes that Buddhist monks wear in Myanmar. I looked closer and saw the shaven head of a man. When I looked at the manīs face I saw it was U Zadila Kyar Ni Kan Sayadaw [the famous monk who had died in a car accident in 1983]. I asked the king of hell why my former leader was confined to this lake of torment. I said, "Why is he in this lake of fire? He was a very good teacher. He even had a teaching tape called īAre You a Man or a Dog?ī which had helped thousands of people understand that their worth as humans is far greater than the animals." The king of hell replied, "Yes, he was a good teacher but he did not believe in Jesus Christ. Thatīs why he is in hell."

I was told to look at another person who was in the fire. I saw a man with very long hair wrapped on the left hand side of his head. He was also wearing a robe. I asked the king of hell, "Who is this man?" He replied, "This is the one you worship: Gautama [Buddha]." I was very disturbed to see Gautama in hell. I protested, "Gautama had good ethnics and good moral character, why is he suffering in this lake of fire?" The king of hell answered me, "It doesnīt matter how good he was. He is in this place because he did not believe in the Eternal God."

I then saw another man who looked like he was wearing a soldierīs uniform. He had a large wound on his chest. I asked, "Who is this man?" The king of hell said, "This is Aung San, the revolutionary leader of Myanmar." I was told, "Aung San is here because he persecuted and killed Christians, but mostly because he didnīt believe in Jesus Christ." In Myanmar the people have a common saying, "Soldiers never die, they live on." I was told that the legions of hell have a saying "Soldiers never die, but they go to hell forever."

I looked and saw another man in the lake of fire. He was a very tall man and he was dressed in military armor. He was also holding a sword and a shield. This man had a wound on his forehead. This man was taller than any person I have ever seen. He was six times the length between a manīs elbow and the tips of his fingers when he stretches his arm out straight, plus one span of a manīs fingers when he spreads out his hand. The king of hell said, "This manīs name is Goliath. He is in hell because he blasphemed the Eternal God and His servant David." I was confused because I didnīt know who either Goliath or David were. The king of hell said, "Goliath is recorded in the Christian Bible. You donīt know him now, but when you become a Christian you will know who he is."

I was then taken to a place where I saw both rich and poor people preparing to eat their evening meals. I asked, "Who cooked the food for these people?" The king of hell replied, "The poor have to prepare their own food, but the rich people get others to cook for them." When the food had been prepared for the rich people they sat down to eat. As soon as they started a thick smoke came up. The rich people ate as fast as they could to ease their consciences. They were struggling to breath because of the smoke. They had to eat fast because they were fearful of losing their money. Their money is their god.

Another king of hell then came to me. I also saw a being whose job is to stoke the fires beneath the lake of fire, to keep it hot. This being asked me, "Are you going into the lake of fire too?" I replied, "No! I am only here to observe!" The appearance of this creature stoking the fire was very terrifying. He had ten horns on his head and a spear in his hand that had seven sharp blades coming from the end. The creature told me, "You are right. You came here just to observe. I cannot find your name here." He said, "You must now go back the way you came." He pointed me toward the desolate plain that I had first walked along before I came to the lake of fire.



The Road of Decision



I walked a long time, until I was bleeding. I was hot and in great pain. Finally, after walking for about three hours I came to a wide road. I walked along this road for some time until I came to a fork. One road, going off to the left, was wide. A smaller road went off to the right hand side. There was a signpost at the fork saying that the road to the left was for those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. The smaller road to the right was for believers in Jesus.

I was interested to see where the larger road led so I started down it. There were two men walking about 300 yards ahead of me. I tried to catch up with them so I could walk with them but no matter how hard I tried I couldnīt catch them up, so I turned around and went back to the fork in the road. I continued to watch these two men as they walked down the road away from me. When they reached the end of the road they were suddenly stabbed. These two men cried out in great pain! I also cried out when I saw what happened to them! I realized the bigger road ended in great danger for those who traveled down it.

Looking into Heaven

I started walking down the believersī road instead. After traveling for about one hour the surface of the road turned to pure gold. It was so pure that when I looked down I could see my own reflection perfectly. I then saw a man standing in front of me. He was wearing a white robe. I also heard beautiful singing. Oh, it was so beautiful and pure! It was much better and more meaningful than the worship we have in churches here on the earth. The man in the white robe asked me to walk with him. I asked him, "What is your name?" but he did not answer. After I asked his name six times the man answered, "I am the one who holds the key to heaven. Heaven is a very, very beautiful place. You cannot go there now but if you follow Jesus Christ you can go there after your life has finished on the earth." The manīs name was Peter.

Peter then asked me to sit down and he showed me a place to the north. Peter said, "Look to the north and see God create man." I saw the Eternal God from a distance. God spoke to an angel, "Let us make man." The angel pleaded with God and said, "Please donīt make man. He will do wrong and will grieve you." [In Burmese literally: "He will make you lose face."]. But God created a man named anyway. God blew on the man and the man came to life. He gave him the name "Adam". [Note: Buddhists do not believe in the Creation of the world or of man, so this experience had a significant impact on the monk].

Sent Back with a New Name

Then Peter said, "Now get up and go back to where you came from. Speak to the people who worship Buddha and who worship idols. Tell them they must go to hell if they donīt change. Those who build temples and idols will also have to go to hell. Those who give offerings to the monks to earn merit for themselves with go to hell. All those who pray to the monks and call them īPraī [respectful title for monks] will go to hell. Those who chant and īgive lifeī to idols will go to hell. All those who donīt believe in Jesus Christ will go to hell." Peter told me to go back to the earth and testify about the things I had seen. He also said, "You must speak in your new name. From now on you are to be called Athet Pyan Shinthaw Paulu ["Paul who Came Back to Life."].

I didnīt want to go back. I wanted to go to heaven. Angels opened a book. First they looked for my childhood name (Thitpin) in the book, but they could not find it. They then looked for the name I had been given when he entered the Buddhist monk hood (U Nata Pannita Ashinthuriya) but it wasnīt written in the book either. Then Peter said, "Your name is not written here, you must return and testify about Jesus to the Buddhist people."

I walked back along the gold road. Again I heard beautiful singing, the kind of which I have never heard before or since. Peter walked with me until the time I returned to the earth. He showed me a ladder that reached down from the heaven to the sky. The ladder didnīt reach to the earth, but stopped in mid-air. On the ladder I saw many angels, some going up to heaven and some going down the ladder. They were very busy. I asked Peter, "Who are they?" Peter answered, "They are messengers of God. They are reporting to heaven the names of all those who believe in Jesus Christ and the names of those who donīt believe." Peter then told me it was time to go back.



It is a Ghost!

The next thing I was aware of was the sound of weeping. I heard my own mother cry out, "My son, why did you leave us now?" I also heard many other people weeping. I realized I was lying in a box. I started to move. My mother and father started shouting, "He is alive! He is alive!" Other people who were farther away did not believe my parents. I then placed my hands on the sides of the box and sat upright. Many people were struck with terror. They cried out, "It is a ghost!" and ran away as fast as their legs could carry them.

Those who remained were speechless and trembling. I noticed I was sitting in smelly liquid and body fluids, enough to fill about three and a half cups. This was liquid that had come out of my stomach and my insides while my body was lying in the coffin. This is why people knew I had indeed been dead. Inside the coffin there was a type of plastic sheet fixed to the wood. This sheet is placed there to retain a corpseīs liquids, because many dead bodies release much fluid like mine did.

I learned later that I was just moments away from being cremated in the flames. In Myanmar people are placed in a coffin, the lid is then nailed shut, and the whole coffin is burned. When I came back to life my mother and father were being allowed to look at my body for the very last time. Moments later the lid of my coffin would have been nailed shut and I would have been cremated!

I immediately started to explain the things I had seen and heard. People were astonished. I told them about the men I had seen in the lake of fire, and told them that only the Christians know the truth, that our forefathers and us have been deceived for thousands of years! I told them everything we believe is a lie. The people were astonished because they knew what kind of a monk I had been and how zealous I had been for the teachings of Buddha.

In Myanmar when a person dies their name and age is written on the side of the coffin. When a monk dies, the monkīs name, age and the number of years he has served as a monk are written on the side of the coffin. I had already been recorded as dead but as you can see, now I am alive!

Epilogue

Since īPaul who came back to lifeī experienced the above story he has remained a faithful witness to the Lord Jesus Christ. Burmese pastors have told us that he had led hundreds of other monks to faith in Christ. His testimony is obviously very uncompromising. Because of that, his message has offended many people who cannot accept there is only one Way to Heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ. Despite great opposition, his experiences were so real to him that he has not wavered. After many years in the Buddhist monk hood, as a strict follower of Buddhist teachings, he immediately proclaimed the Gospel of Christ following his resurrection and exhorted other monks to forsake all false gods and follow Jesus Christ with all their hearts. Before the time of his sickness and death he had no exposure to Christianity at all. Everything he learned during those three days in the grave was new to his mind.

In a bid to get his message out to as many people as possible, this modern-day Lazarus began distributing audio and video cassette tapes with his story on them. The police and Buddhist authorities in Myanmar have done their utmost to gather these tapes up and destroy them. The testimony you have just read has been translated form one of those cassette tapes. We are told it is now quite dangerous for citizens of Myanmar to be in possession of these tapes.

His fearless testimony has landed him in prison at least once, where the authorities failed in their bid to silence him. Upon his release he continued to testify of the things he saw and heard. His current whereabouts are uncertain. One Burmese informant told us he is prison and may have been killed, while another informant was told he is now released from prison and is continuing his ministry.
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12/08/2005 10:19 AM
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The Buddhist Monk story (above), came from
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12/08/2005 10:19 AM
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"Yes, he was a good teacher but he did not believe in Jesus Christ. Thatīs why he is in hell."

What a load of crap!

And if you believe in Jesus Christ but havenīt got a clue about his message, then what? You go to heaven?

That sounds VERY strange, doensīt it?
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12/08/2005 10:19 AM
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Incredible testimony, thank you for posting this.
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jesus christ is a jew fraud recycling the good work done millenia before his, nothing but a snake oil salesman.


now this bodhisattva is supprised he is alive? get real monk, you will be born and born again until you attain full enlightenment.
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The more people who attack this man only shows even more that what he is saying is the truth.

"Watch out for yourselves. They will hand you over to the courts. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will be arraigned before governors and kings because of me, as a witness before them. But the gospel must first be preached to all nations. When they lead you away and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say. But say whatever will be given to you at that hour. For it will not be you who are speaking but the holy spirit. Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who perserveres to the end will be saved." Mark 13:9-13
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The truth of the matter is good works dont get you heaven, only faith in/with Yahshua and a personal relationship with Yahshua(Jesus), will do that.This is not to put down doing good, we should, but it will not get any of us to heaven , we are all flawed, only Yahshua was perfect and thus fulfilled the law and satisfied the judgement, making the way to heaven clear but onlky through Him and His finished work.
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This story is absolute nonsense - so much so that it is hysterically funny and obviously concocted. The notion of the Buddha burning in a lake in hell is right out of the wildest fantasies of a bible belt fundamentalist. Examine the teachings of the Buddha and you will discover that they are the profoundest every revealed to man, ranking alongside the teachings of Jesus. The truth of the matter is that this monk - supposing that he is not fictional - is being used as a stooge to transmit vile, intolerant Christian propaganda of the worst kind - that which attacks other faiths. Any religion that teaches that believing in some wholly man-made interpretation of the status of Yeshua ben Miriam and the meaning of his short life on this planet is more important than how one lives and treats oneīs fellow human beings is a perversion of Truth and a denial of Christ, who was not a man but the Divine Spirit that is in every person made in the image of God. It allows the worst hypocracy and evil to flourish if some Christians think it does not matter what they do as long as they accept that Jesus is their saviour (whatever that means!).

I repeat - this is vile, Christian fundamentalist propaganda meant to scare the unbeliever. The philosophically sophisticated and spiritually aware will dismiss it for the silly nonsense that it is.
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12/08/2005 10:19 AM
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COMPLETE CRAP

CHRISTIAN PROPAGANDA.

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Yeah whatever. I read until the lake of fire and realised it was fundie xtian propaganda.

If your xtian god is really such a vindictive judgemental god, then you can keep him. Cause it isnīt the Creator of All That IS, who lives in EVERY one of us. To find him you just need to look within, and listen.

And, if for some reason you donīt become spiritually enlightened in this life, youīll get many more chances, because the real Creator loves us all and has an eternity of patience and compassion and understanding and tolerance to give until we ALL become totally enlightened beings.
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What the man says may offend some, but oh well he gives it straight and to the point, Jesus is the way and we only get one shot. If thatīs what he now knows is the truth, heīs not gonna spin it any other way just to sound nice and not "offend". Some may still be saved without knowing christ, but only through ignorance. BS? Iīve heard similar testimonies, and if the story is for real he is without a doubt telling the truth to have made such dramatic changes in his life. There is no enlightenment within just ourselves, we are of fallen nature and without God we are nothing, without his intervention mankind would obliterate itself through war/corruption and without a messiah we are bound in our sins.
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Remember those scriptures where the son of man separates the sheep and the goats on the day of judgement. Those that said Jesus did we not confess your name and preached in your name and also healed and cast out demons in your name, and Jesus said to them, begone out of my sight into hell you workers of evil.
Then the others said, Jesus we did not confess your name or acknowledge you in any way, and Jesus said to them, come into my kingdom and rule with me, because as you have fed the poor and taken in the strangers, the sick & widows and their children, and helped them, and in doing these things you have done it unto me.
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So this is what it boils down to "again", christians making up stories that intill fear, so that we come off the road to ruin and become christians.
Take your story and shove it as you are the biggest blasphema and sinner of all for your manipulations!
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SOOOOOOOO....if you give your precious life for someone else to save him/her but you are an ateist you will be sentenced to the "Lake of Fire" and you will be burn there for ever...
Cīmon, this crap was the lamest thing on buddism (the most "helpful" religion worth supporting)...it smells heavy brown stuff and decaying bodies. How much MONEY did the monk received for his saga?
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What a load of crap!

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I read this story years ago. It doesnīt prove anything.
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By the way, Master Buddha preached and showed endless sympathy for all living creatures, he wanted people to think for themselves, examine things, discipline themselves, and so on...Hm, wasnīt Jesus himself a buddhist?
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Eradicator this is the one youīre referring to..

15"Beware of the (L)false prophets, who come to you in sheepīs clothing, but inwardly are (M)ravenous wolves.

16"You will (N)know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

17"So (O)every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

18"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

19"(P)Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

20"So then, you will know them (Q)by their fruits.

21"(R)Not everyone who says to Me, īLord, Lord,ī will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

22"(S)Many will say to Me on (T)that day, īLord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?ī

23"And then I will declare to them, īI never knew you; (U)DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.ī
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Like I said, if this is your idea of a loving Creator then you can shove it. Any religion that preaches fear and exclusion should start the alarm bells ringing in any sane person.
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These NDE stories always seem to say that what happened to them is the truth, yet it is only one experience and from one perspective out of 6 billion more...
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I basically believe that straight after we die, we experience what we believe is true, so if that is based on fear and all kinds of religious expectations, we experience those in living color.

That makes me think that this Monk probably had some doubts and fears about what he believed would be the true religion (none if you ask me). Maybe he unconsciously stored christian stories in his memory and it all came out in a bizarre experience when he died.
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Yeah and maybe it is the real deal...

Not for FEAR but for saving your hide..

Catch a clue..
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Why do I need to have my hide saved?
What clue do you want me to catch?
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What a shame. I was generally interested in this story right up to this part..

"The king of hell replied, "Yes, he was a good teacher but he did not believe in Jesus Christ. Thatīs why he is in hell."

Christains go to some pretty extreme lengths to promote their narrow ideology - even suggesting that Buddhism is a false religion, as in this story

Damn shame. Sad really
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12/08/2005 10:19 AM
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If thats the case Dee, what about all the people who are born into the īwrongī religion?? Are they doomed to burn in the lake too??

Or all the children who were abused by the priesthood, and would probably rather burn in hell than turn back to the church? Do they burn too?

I just canīt understand why anyone with an ounce of sense would believe that the Creator of everything would be so selective, no matter how hard I try. It doesnīt make any sense. But then I suppose it doesnīt need to if you have īfaithī.

Nah, Iīll stick to the spritual life I have. Do my best by everyone and everything and take my chance. If I end up in the lake, Iīm sure there will be billions of other good souls there to keep me company.
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Well said AC 1015!
Iīm glad there are so many people who see the incredible ignorance behind these stories and claims. Itīs all based on FEAR anyway, no matter how you put it. People always try to give their best in life, even if it is clouded by fear based judgement or fear of loss resulting in greed.

The other thing about these fundamental (rather fanatical) christians is how they keep forgetting the most important teachings of Jesus, like "love thy neighbour". If Jesus would hear these fear filled words about how you must believe in him or go to hell, im sure he would slap you silly and ask for your other cheek.:)
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This guy got Malaria & Yellow Fever.....maybe he shouldīve brushed off those mosquitoes after all.


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This isnīt a story for īsinnersī, itīs a story for those who already believe so that they can congratulate themselves on being īsavedī.

Even the Devil can quote the scriptures, what makes you think that this isnīt a concoction of Satan?

If it makes the man feel good, fair enough but donīt expect people to believe it is a reality.
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Ah pride, spiritual pride and arrogance, in particular, favoured tools of helel, and captive net of the deceived wether athiest or agnostic.
Yes , the world is in rebellion from the creator , its sins stink to the High heaven as much as just prior to the great flood and the doom of sodom and the other cities of the plain.
Mockers abound and selfishness is enthroned as reasonablness and love, Truth is called fear tactics and the fear of man is called wisdom by those who heed mammons call and desire the love of money above all else.
Yes the ripeness of it all is evident, and none will be with excuse when Judgements start and finally when after the millenium, judgement day arrives for all both wicked and good.
Heed Yahshua now whislt you can,
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