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It's a little long but it's got some good information in it. There is a section where they talk about a team of scientists that is studying Thukdam, where advanced Buddhist practitioners are able somehow to sustain their bodies for many days, or weeks, after they have died.
There is a picture in the article of 2 parents who are standing with their hands on a man's chest. Their son's heart was transplanted into the man after a car wreck. It made me cry, as the other night when my 7 year old was sleeping, I put my hand on his chest and felt his little heart beating away. It made me think a lot about our connection to who someone is via their physical being. I wondered how I would feel if my son's heart were beating in someone else and if I'd want to feel it despite knowing that the force or essence of who he was is no longer attached to those tissues/organs/physical attributes.
It's an interesting article but I guess it kind of disturbs me that medical science seems so very focused on extending life as long as possible despite quality. That even if you are 90 (and don't have arrangements in place otherwise) people can try to keep you alive out of their own fear of death and loss. Death is obviously the most ultimate loss of self from the way most look at it, and it's why people are so afraid of death. But when you learn how to start severing that tie, even a little bit, perhaps even only understanding that it is possible to do so, death takes on a whole different view, I think.