The idea that we only have one life and that nothing survives the death of the physical body is so generally accepted today that it has been promoted to some kind of self-evident truth. One would suppose that as this idea has become so widespread then it would be supported by hard evidence. But there is no hard evidence for the claim that death is the end. Actually, there is no evidence whatsoever that supports the claim that our consciousness and Self, the essence of our being, are extinguished when we die! So when we subscribe to the idea that our consciousness and Self are extinguished at death, then we cannot pin this idea up on anything but belief. Nobody has ever been able to prove that our consciousness and Self are extinguished at death.
On the other hand, there is a large amount of evidence that supports the idea that our consciousness, Self or "I" survives the death of the physical body. This evidence has mainly emerged during the last 3 - 4 decades and the various aspects have been subject to scientific scrutiny for just as long. The evidence is: