What is your idea of what the afterlife is like?
• United States
20 May 07
I think of beautiful green pastures. I think of alot of cattle grazing the fields. I also think of crystal blue water that flows in a whisper. I also think of many people including myself wearing robes and everyone looks clean and pure. I also think the there will be amelodious harmony among all people. I think I will be in the body, shape and mind that I just cannot grasp onto in this life.
29 May 07
Well, I believe that there is an afterlife after we die here on earth. I believe that there is heaven and there is a hell. So it is a matter of decision here on earth. If you want to go to heaven which is consider to be a very perfect and beautiful place then you have to live good here on earth. However, if you will let yourself do bad things here on earth then you will be punished when you die and you will be put to hell which is the place of too much suffering and pain.
20 May 07
As you have probably realised, I don't have any set beliefs about an afterlife, but have had glimpses of everything becoming one. This is truly profound. I'' try to explain further, but please bear in mind that the explanation is not the "thing" itself. The Zen Buddhists talk of the Great Void where everything is also no-thing. By focusing on the Japanese word "mu" which means "no-thing" the mind can transcend the material world and realisation of "mu" can be had. This is the ultimate return to God - or as the masters would say "Buddha Nature". All is one and separation is seen as an illusion. Meanwhile, until the soul is ready for that, there is reincarnation after reincarnation for the soul to experience integration with the physical world, so that eventually that disappears into one with the Great Void and nobody is separate. But to chase that and attempt to intellectualise that, will keep driving it further away, for if reality is all one, I would be chasing the illusion (created by my ego) of enlightenment being something separate. So for me, at the moment, there is only now and I am engaged in my "work" with the physical world. :-)