Sharon Stone – Movie actress sees afterlife

Buddhist:(2 min) Sharon Stone is a famous American movie actress. After apparently not having much religion to speak of, Stone had a brief foray into the Church of Scientology, after which she became a Buddhist. She makes it clear, however, that she still believes in God, but she clarifies, not the Buddha as God. Sharon Stone was born and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Buddhism, she says, is more of a way of living life than it is belief in a deity. She described her spirituality when she said, I’m religious. Probably, to a lot of people’s thought, I’m extremely religious. My practice is Buddhism, but I believe in God. . . . I’ve really given up my life to God and I know that’s why I’m OK and at peace.

It’s tough to say exactly what she means by that, but if I had to guess, I’d say she probably has blended together some sense of a Christian God with her practice of Buddhism. But she reveals that it isn’t just Buddhist meditation she’s into, she believes in karma, a concept in several eastern traditions relating to cause and effect.

HOLLYWOOD star Sharon Stone has told for the first time how she struggled to make a comeback after a devastating stroke left her unable to walk or talk properly for two years.The 56-year-old actress says her tortuous recovery, which included going teetotal, has made her feel grateful rather than resentful at growing older.

She said: “I don’t feel bad.”I’ll tell you what makes you feel bad – when you think you might not grow old.
“I was in an intensive care unit for nine days and the survival rate for what I went through is very low.”

Sharon was taken to hospital in 2001 after collapsing at home in Los Angeles.
She said: “I had a massive brain haemorrhage.
“I bled for nine days.
The Casino star explained her downward spiral as ‘like death’ as she learnt to live and cope with life once again.

“Everything I had been before, it was like I wasn’t any of those things anymore. It was like a death. But it’s not a bad thing. Death isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

“Everything got richer for me through this experience. Everything got better for me, through this experience. It was like starting over. Every death is a re-birth.” She added: “We’re taught to mourn death, to fear death. To agonise over death. We’re not taught to celebrate and experience death as part of something that’s natural – which means we’re all going to do it.”

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