he said :
…and when i was, it was as if i wasn’t. When i wasn’t, it was as if i was.
Carl Jung said something which is very similar to the one above. He had a heart attack when he was young. And he had visions, or he had an experience similar to what the near death experience is.
He said : “they were the most tremendous things I have ever experienced…. not a product of imagination. The visions and experiences were utterly real; there was nothing subjective about them; they all had a quality of absolute objectivity.”.
Ps : Pythagoras and Carl Jung were men of a different era. However, they both came to the same “understanding”, or “conclusion”.