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  • amituofosg
    Dec 19, 2003
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      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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