If consciousness and unconsciousness are not needed, then death won’t be necessary. I once decided to pretend as if death had taken me, but I discovered I couldn’t because it’s only those who are truly dead can give an account whether they are alive or not. However, if they are still conscious when they are dead, how would they explain to the living? – – Opeyemi.A
Before reading some views and opinions on this huge nomenclature,let us meet the writers who have contributed immensely to this article.
MEET THE WRITERS
My name is Mohamed Hishaam, I’m 26 year old final year medical student. Maldivian currently studying in Sri Lanka. Being a voracious reader, I also in turn have a passion for writing. I believe my extensive reading has given me a broader view of the human condition then most. As I believe you can learn and gain experience from any book, be It fiction or non fiction.
PS I’m also in the firstname.lastname@example.org –
Silas Adaramola is a Creative Thinker with special interest in Human and Social Development.
His special abilities of using his eyes to observe and mind to think; providing solutions in distinct dimensions has distinguished him from his peers.
He is a sustainability enthusiast who believes in the Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of “The Pursuit of Truth”, technically termed *Satyagraha*.
Akinrulie Opeyemi has a degree in philosophy from Ekiti State University. He’s a philosophical writer and moralist coupled with various fields such as real estate, hospitality, facilities management and logistics. He’s also the owner of purewords.me.
Mohamed Hishaam On Consciousness And Unconsciousness After Death.
Unconsciousness and consciousness after death When one hypothesis about consciousness and unconsciousness after death, one must take into account whether there is an order to the universe or not. This order usually comes in the form of religion; which is a vast topic in itself; which this author won’t go into in detail in this article.
The flip side of this coin belongs to the atheists. Who believes there is no God or gods, which means there isn’t a force that will regulate and after life or reincarnation. Because there isn’t an order pertaining to it.
If one aspires to an atheistic belief, it means that our short life comes to an end the moment of our death. Hence, no consciousness or unconsciousness can be there.
Making our life’s, or the meaning to it pointless if one thinks it through. There isn’t an end game.
“Remembering those that passed are for the living,
For do you think those that have let go of their mortal coils,
Care about our mortal toils?”
Now if you aren’t an atheist, there are two choices for consciousness. Either reincarnation into another life or consciousness existing in the afterlife. When you look at those two choices, reincarnation doesn’t seem like much of a reward or punishment. It’s not much of an end goal, just a perpetual continuation of life, in essence purposeless it would seem. So I much favour the afterlife, heaven and hell. It provides and answers some long standing questions of humanity. Why do we exist? What is our purpose? An afterlife ordained by a God gives us that purpose, which we would otherwise not have. A test for just rewards or punishment being the answer. So this would suggest there being consciousness after death, and that we do not lose our conscious being futile in death.
So in the end, if you believe in there being an order to life, a purpose, than ultimately consciousness prevails in death. If it’s chaos, an atheistic route, than life holds no meaning, no purpose, and ultimately our consciousness will be lost in the abyss in unconsciousness futile.
“Without God, life’s just a futile exercise of existence,
Oh so finite, and all but purposeless in its essence.”
Opeyemi Akinrulie On Consciousness And Unconsciousness After Death.
I won’t assume that all human beings know the meaning of consciousness, unconsciousness and death. In other words, before examining some facts about this subject matter let me breakdown the aforementioned words in bold italics.Consciousness implies awareness.Unconsciousness implies unawareness.Death implies the end of one’s existence.
“Do we have the right to stop treatment using criteria that pretend to know the boundary between life and death?” — P.Mollaret and M.Goulon.
“Only a very bold man, I think, would attempt to define death.” –H.K.Beecher
“To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.” – – Jorge Luis Borges, The Immortal, 1943.
How,then, can we know if one is conscious after death? Even if there is a verification that the brain still functions after one’s death that doesn’t mean the person is still conscious. I feel it’s a normal thing for one’s brain to be conscious after death since it’s a fresh death. As I put it below :
“I closed my eyes in pretence in order to confirm the true identity of consciousness and unconsciousness after death. I was thinking this would enable me see the reality behind the scenes, but darkness is all I could picture. Hence, if I couldn’t sense and see what is it after darkness,then, consciousness after death is impossible.
Furthermore, although one needs to understand the difference between life, death, consciousness and unconsciousness. In my first paragraph I explained the meaning of consciousness, death and unconsciousness. Now, let me address what life is, because to be alive is not to be conscious, some are conscious but are not enjoying life. Some are alive and they have failed to embrace awareness. Hence, this is a case of a brain that is conscious but that is not alive to enjoy life, what is the importance? If a brain is alive and its not functioning, is it not the case of death? ”
Kindly glance at a research below given my Google :
However, a new study suggests your consciousness carries on functioning after your heart stops beating and your body movements fail. This means you are essentially “trapped” inside your dead body with your brain still working, if only for a short time.–(c) Google.
If X is trapped inside his or her dead body, does it not imply that the person is already dead? But X’s brain is still active, and this would only last for a short time. If that should be the case, one can deduce that death is still the ultimate character.
How about the case of a person in coma? Well, it’s totally different, in this scenario one hasn’t been confirmed dead. As a matter of fact, there is still hope that such an individual would live again but under may be, this is what I call resting painful enjoyment.
Let me add to my arguments as I put it beneath :
“On the case of consciousness and unconsciousness after death, it is a simple paradigm but a very intractable and herculean task. If everything in one’s body stops working, what else is left? Are we expecting such a victim to come back to life when it’s not the case of coma? Is the brain the only part that can make one conscious? How about the heart that pumps blood?
Speculations would always arise when metaphysics (beyond the physical realm) still remains unsolved. However, if the brain is still functioning after death that doesn’t mean such a person would be back to partake in life. If that should be the case, the person is dead and he or she is just using a temporary life which would only last for a short period. How, then, is consciousness possible after death?
When one is dead there is nothing more, the victim knows nothing. How?because the body is lifeless and it can’t perform as a human being rather as a body performing like the dead.
To cap all these, here is my point underneath :
Why consciousness is not possible after death is because of the word death. If death means a total cessation, departure and isolation from life, then, where would consciousness come in? The word ‘death’ takes it beyond consciousness and unconsciousness. As a matter of fact, unconsciousness gives hope while death is a goodbye. Hence, it would only make sense if it is consciousness and unconsciousness before death, not consciousness and unconsciousness after death.
SILAS ADARAMOLA ON CONSCIOUSNESS AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS AFTER DEATH.
Chuck Palahniuk once said;
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
J.K Rowling also once said;
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
This now brings us down to the heat of the moment; *Consciousness And Unconsciousness after death*.
Before I delve straight into explaining my thoughts on the matter arising, your mind needs to be focused on the possibilities that is between Life and Death.
The society we live in is a perversive one which is known for something peculiar; directing our minds intentionally’ to fear factors.
“`A scientific undertone to misplace our identity and keep our consciousness aloof of the truth.“`
“`Death is not a mistake of creation but a necessity to put us in a place of rest after a purposefully lived one.“`
We cannot come here and live forever, how stressful is that?
Factually, I may not be able to give a detailed explanation of life after death because I am yet to experience one. However, some in the past has miraculously been able to transcend into death and back to life. These will guide my thoughts accordingly.
There are three embodiment of Human existence namely,
• The Body
• The Spirit
• The Soul
*The Body* is the outward and physical part of a person.
*The Spirit* is the inner being and is the connection between the Body and Soul. it’s the most pliant of them all.
*The Soul* is in connection with the world outside the terrestrials. It activities are beyond here but we can tap from it which brings about Wisdom.
The connection between these three is interdependent on each other but your personal dwelling determines which of them will be the most active. The influence of the Body on the Spirit and the Spirit on the Soul is transient.
In a case whereby the Body dies, the Spirit is a medium for the Soul to take it rightful place since the after world is the responsibility of the Soul. Our Spirit is the leveling ground of creation where the consciousness of being occurs.
In conclusion, the bodily organs is still partially in connection with our Spirit being after death. It is therefore a plausible statement that bodily consciousness shortly after death possibly betides.