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294Re: What happens after death

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  • amituofosg
    Dec 19, 2003
      Well, the biggest clue is his "NamoAmituofo"!
      (Pureland is sometimes said to be within the Pure Abodes,
      which are also heavenly planes, but void of greed and hatred)

      --- In zeph@yahoogroups.com, "Grace Cheong, Lian Knan"
      <gracecheong@c...> wrote:
      > 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@h...]
      > 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-------
      >
      > From: zeph@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: 12/3/2003 6:51:44 PM
      > To: zeph@yahoogroups.com
      > 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 -----
      > From: melodyfu2001 <mailto:melodyfu2001@y...>
      > To: zeph@yahoogroups.com
      > 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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