Every person, including those here, the after life question, came into their mind. But, Life after death is a fundamental concept for most religions.
For Muslims, the key to eternal life is to live a just life in the service of Allah. Those who have performed more good deeds than bad will enter Jannah, or Paradise. Jannah is a place described as a 'garden of everlasting bliss' and a 'home of peace'. In Jannah there will be no sickness, pain or sadness. Those who have performed more bad deeds than good will enter Jahannam or Hell. This is a place of physical and spiritual suffering.
What do the Christians and Baptists believe about the afterlife? Christians believe that after death, God will judge them for the deeds they have done during their lifetime. Christians believe that the death of the physical body is not the end. After their time on earth, they believe that humans will have eternal life in the afterlife. Christians believe that all humans have a soul.
Hindu and the after death. The Hindu faith is centered around reincarnation; the belief that when someone dies, the soul is reborn as a different form. They believe that although the physical body dies, their soul remains and continues to recycle until it settles upon its true nature.
What do daoists believe about death? Taoism places great value in life. It does not focus on life after death, but on health and longevity by living a simple life and having inner peace. It is said that the human body is filled with spirits, gods, or demons. When people die, it is believed that they should do rituals to let the spirits guard the body.
Confucianism. The Confucian concepts of death are closely associated with ancestor worship and extend from filial piety. Like Taoism, Confucius agreed that death is a natural part of the life span, but he disagreed that the spirit of the dead preoccupies the living.
Buddhists believe death is a natural part of the life cycle. They believe that death simply leads to rebirth. This belief in reincarnation – that a person's spirit remains close by and seeks out a new body and new life – is a comforting and important principle.
Once a person dies, Russian tradition states that the person's soul will linger for up to 40 additional days on Earth. For those who have suffered from a “bad” death, the soul is stuck on the mortal plane for even longer. After a death occurs in the family, people cover their mirrors and stop the clocks in the home.
Now, after reading, what is your point on life after death? Do you believe that you will continue? Is a moment, that every person, one day will face.
My personal believe is like the Hindus, I will continue as the reincarnation., but, is something that I can not decide.
This is something i have and do struggle with from time to time. But reincarnation is what i tend to feel i do have some belivings in.
I believe our souls are recycled until either our purpose for existing has been met or we change the ability to come back (by forfeiting our chance with suicide).
Once that happens, I think we just fade out- unless if the death was violent. I think those who met violent deaths and aren't able to come to a resolution in death, are stuck wandering between planes- same with suicide. There is no place to go forward and no place to move onto when you're stuck in a constant state of agony, pain, and confusion. Once resolution is met, I believe that violent deaths no longer wander but are recycled while suicides, having chosen to give up, fade away.
And by fade away, I mean the "soul" or consciousness no longer is something that can embody another being. It just slowly looses any substance in any the sense we can no longer comprehend it's presence and quietly goes away into a nothingness.
Almost like smoke slowly dissipating. It just slowly fades away.
Oh, this is a good one. Reminds me of some other Afterlife thread dating back a couple of years!
We perish upon death. Although our physical bodies either cremated, buried or mummified, like the Ancient Egyptians, for example, our Ka, Ba remains. That is why you see Egyptian statues with their noses broken off, to ensure that the Soul and Spirit linger on, in this Realm!
Well said BloodRoseTristesseX. Death is the culmination of an anxiety, that bother us for our life time and then, Calm after death, is imaginable.
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