Monday, August 12, 2019

Concepts of Afterlife

Concepts of Afterlife

In World Religions and Beliefs concepts of the Afterlife
 Are confusing and shrouded in mystery 
Different faith traditions have beliefs that range
From bodily resurrection, the survival of the soul, judgment,  
Merging of consciousness, heaven and hell,
Reincarnation to animals, insects, and plants;
Moksha, or salvation in Hinduism, Enlightenment and nirvana in Buddhism. 

The Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Profess beliefs in the resurrection, judgment, heaven, and hell;
While the Indian religions - Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism
Believe in karma (good or bad actions),
Some form of rebirth, or transmigration
Based on the Samara doctrine of the cycle of life and death.

But what path should an Interfaith believer take?
Myths and all the teachings about salvation have to be put into perspective.
It makes no sense to follow a faith tradition blindly.
A believer’s approach in discovering adequate answers call for prayer, study, and intuition.
So let our basis of finding a path be through religious literacy.

“Eternal Spirit, give us the wisdom and insight to understand the tenets of Afterlife.  Help us to grapple successfully with the many Afterlife concepts.  And help us to decide on a path for our salvation.”


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