Life After Birth

Life After Birth

Q.    Is there really life after Birth?

A.   Here’s a parable that sums it all up!

In a Mother’s womb one day a baby says to its twin, ‘Do you believe in life after delivery?’

The twin replies, ‘Sure. Maybe we’re here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.’

‘Nonsense,’ retorts the first. ‘There’s no life after delivery. What would that life be?’

‘I don’t know, but there’ll be more light than we have here. Maybe we’ll walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.’

The other hits back, ‘That’s absurd! Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Crazy! The cord supplies nutrition; besides it’s too short to sustain us outside.’

‘I think life could be quite different out there,’ the other responds.

‘No-one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness.’

‘Well, I don’t know,’ says the other, ‘I think we’ll see Mother and she’ll take care of us.’

‘Mother? You believe in mother? Where is she now?’

‘She’s all around us. We live in her. Without her here our world couldn’t exist!’

‘I don’t see her, so it’s only logical that she doesn’t exist.’

The wise twin replies, ‘Sometimes in the silence you can hear her, perceive her. I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for it. Perhaps we should ask also about life after death.’

‘What’s death?’