I've seen programs on people who have undergone NDEs. Most of them involve a tragic incident, in which a person was on the brink of death. In many of these, the people have noted seeing and approaching a bright light and having a sense of peace. Also they've noted having an out-of-body experience while close to death, and actually observing their own body from above (on the operating table while being operated on, for example).
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People who have experienced NDEs noted a euphoric sort of feeling as they were close to death. And they say if death feels great, then one is not afraid to die. And if you're not afraid to die, you're not afraid to live.
What is your take on NDEs?