I have something interesting I'd like to tell you. But I'm afraid, I couldn't do it well because I don't know the jargons about my topic. Anyway I'll try.
Last week I went to Osaka with my sister. On the 3rd we held a memorial service for my dead grandmother. It was the 17th anniversary, so only my mother's sisters and the closest relatives got together.
The Buddhist monk came and he was middle-aged, white-headed and strange to me. When he finished reciting a sutra, he turned toward us and said that he'd like to tell us about near death experience. All of us were a little surprised and listened to him carefully.
He said there are four phenomena that are widely known in general. At first he talked about the tunnel effect: the dying persons, of course, tell the story after coming back to this world, that they find themselves in a dark tunnel and they can see the light at the far end.
Secondly they say their souls or something separate from their bodies, and they can see their own bodies from the ceiling or they can see even what they could never see generally. For example, they can watch the course of operation and tell the details.
The third is the panorama experience. In a very short time, like a few seconds while they fall over a precipice into the sea, a long panorama of memories passed through their minds.
And the last is so-called "Omukae". They meet the Buddha's messenger, who tells them not to go to the next world, but to come back to this world.
So far we were very interested to hear and we took it for granted that the monk will tell that kind of story. Those things seem to be so wonderful, mysterious, and supernatural. But the monk said that those phenomena can be all explained scientifically.
He explained hologram, interference, and the quantum theory at last, referring to Dr. Einstein and several unfamiliar names of physicists in the world. It was as if we had had a physics lecture in the university. He talked very energetically, but most of the audience was puzzled because the story was beyond their ken.
To sum up as much as I can, all things in the world are closely related to one another on the level of quantum. According to this theory, there can be numberless spheres in the space we can not feel usually. Some people can feel something or can use something of another sphere, when they happen to be in the special condition. The next world can exist, and several strange things like spoon bending and clairvoyance can be explained.
After the monk left, I asked my mother why he had the special knowledge of physics. She told me that he used to be an office worker. His wife is the only child of the monk I knew well. When the father in law of the physical monk passed away, he quit his job and became a monk. At first he was not good at reciting a sutra, but recently he is already a full-fledged monk, she said.
Though I failed to know whether physics was related to his work or only his hobby, I have understood his uniqueness and I've come to like him.