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  • Grace Cheong, Lian Knan
    Dec 18, 2003
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      Hi,
      Let me share my personal experience to you after the demise of my beloved father in 1997. During mourning period, I observed vegetarian diet for at lest 49 days & also transferred merits in his name by making donations to various temples. I was hoping that this will help him..... However, I was still very very concerned that where he went after death...... each time I think of him, I will cry.  One month later, I had a strange dream... I dreamt of my father who was very neatly dressed standing beside the main door of my house. I greeted at him several times but he kept quiet & only smiled at me. When I put my palms together to chant "Namo Omitofu" , he responded by putting one hand in front of his chest, bowed at me & chanted "Nao Omitofu". When I asked him where was he now, above (meaning heaven) or below (meaning hell), & his reply was "I am above, what is so good below?" (in chinese translation). That's it. I woke up immediately after the dream & it was so real. I have approached a Buddhist friend & he told me that there is always a strong karmic relationship between parents & children & for a departed parent to appear in a dream, this karmic link forms the parth linking the two parties. Todate, I am still unsure if his "confirmation" in heaven was due to the merits made to him or was it because my father had a christian funeral (my brother was a christian & insisted to have a christian funeral, he brought a pastor to convert my father to a christian when he was dying). Nevertheless, his appearance in my dream eased my worries! Thanks.
       
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Thinley [mailto:namgyelt13@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 7:07 PM
      To: zeph@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [zeph] What happens after death

       
       The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche will give you the answer. Recommend that you read this book if you have time.
       
       
       
       
      -------Original Message-------
       
      Date: 12/3/2003 6:51:44 PM
      Subject: Re: [zeph] What happens after death
       
      What or who could possibly know & share what his or her next moment will be like or will be happening? For me, honestly I don't know, nor I can possibly think of anything to share with you all here. May be there are some kind guiding-moonpointers here can do a better job lah! 
       
      However, in our daily practical life, it is permanently continuity of fresh arising depending upon orgin (meaning conditional factors) happening one after another... this keeps on & on & on... this can be experienced or realised during proper meditation in our so called existing life-span right here on earth. As such, if we believe or confident rather the mind is also energy-conservation like scientists' do, then the mind should be carrying forward somewhere in the universal after our body death in another form. What that mind will be after the body death, I believe it is under the spontaneously instant conditions of mind at that moment. Of course cause & effect principle play important role here. When this is becoming clearer & clearer (wisdom) ..... death is thus gradually becoming meaningless in the process of our mind purification. Well, do we or are we talking the same topic of deathnes! s thing to common people & the wise wholeman? 
       
      I believe the moment we decide or chose to try to communicate with those death ones, we incidently fall into another form of basic trap of attachment again. Isn't this the basic religion-root since ancient time? Isn't this still clinging the unknown or future while simply forgetting or neglecting the present moment that we all have? Even the moment is already gone spontaneously the moment we say, right? So what or who are we? And what & who do we have around or after death? Is my body me or belonging to me? I am listening, SIRS! THANKS~~~
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 12:35 PM
      Subject: [zeph] What happens after death

      Can any one share on whatever you know on " what happens after death"?
      Is there any way I can communicate with the beloved one who have
      passed away?





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