What is death?

What is death?The answer to this question has always interested and attracted man.And from the literary publications devoted to it, you can make a very decent library.It is especially a lot of books in the second half of the last century.

And we can already show that if we have such modern and cultural, thoroughly familiar with the work of Moody, and at bedtime will polistyvat "Tibetan Book of the Dead", we can easily answer the question of what is death.Is it really?Maybe right after all was Confucius who once said that if we did not know much about life, what can we know about death?

Each of us has his own idea about the process, which often is influenced by external factors such as culture, society, religion.For modern people the image of this phenomenon is becoming more and more television.So, the real death never gets in the media footage, we see only the result - terrorists, hostages were shot, killed during domestic quarrel alcoholic victims of gang warfare.Only when the inevitable biological end comes to one of our family members, we actively begin to wonder about what death is - a great injustice inevitable fate of destiny, freedom from suffering, or transition to a new life as a gift from above?However, the image of death began to form long before the advent of television.Depicting scenes from the life of departure and artists engaged in their works, and our ancestors in the cave paintings.

In ancient times death was unifying aspect.So when he died a member of the community or tribe, it became a significant event for all - the deceased accompanied by joint rites and rituals.What is death?Then it could be not only negative, but also positive - perceive it as a moment of transition to a new, bright, happy life.But it is with regard to the natural care, which in different nations was made to personify in different ways - in the form of an old woman, a woman in white, a beautiful girl, the goddess.It was only after the terrible epidemic of plague, cholera, smallpox once squinted a number of countries, it began to portray with a scythe.

Despite all the mystique and aura of mystery that surrounds the people of different ages, continents and religions such thing as death, its essence still have not obeyed the inquisitive human mind.

What happens after death?

Today, there are many different theories, sometimes contradictory about what awaits us after death.And philosophers and alchemists and magicians, and theologians, and ordinary people at all times pored over the sacred sense of comprehension of the issue.Some said: "We were there!".Others shouted: "We know!".Others asserted: "We have seen!".But all these stories somehow different.What was going on?

Yes, there are those who are foaming at the mouth ready to share with the rest of his revelations, based on logical (not more) reasoning.There are those who have experienced temporary heart failure and claim that know the death and saw that opens it.There are those (shamans, magicians, psychics), who are often "travel" along the paths of the other world and death passed on "you".But the overall picture, which would be at least a little shed light on an event that ends a life, and not developed.

Literally a person can only be a witness to the biological end of the dying individual in front of him, nothing more.But no one really knows what will happen with him after death, where it will get to the soul (if it exists, of course).

terrible to die there?Rather, we are afraid of is not so much death itself, but simply do not want to believe that the passing of such a long way to disappear from the face of the earth forever.

One philosopher once answered the question this way: "Death - a fortune for a man dying because he ceases to be a death ...."