Is there a life after death?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Of course, no one who is alive knows this for sure.  Many people believe something about this, but no one can be sure.

Most religions believe in life after death.  Christians, for example, believe in a life after death in which people are rewarded for their goodness or punished for their badness by God.  However, not all religions believe in this sort of an afterlife.  Buddhists, for example, believe that a person's soul is reborn again and again in different bodies until a soul achieves enlightenment and is released from this cycle of death and rebirth.

However, there is no way to prove either of these theories or any other.  We simply do not know what happens after we die.

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gopikrishna | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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When a person dies the physical body ceases to exist. However, the rest of his existence or consciousness continues. The existence of the person minus the physical body is known as the subtle body (linga deha) and it comprises of the mental, causal (intellect) and supracausal (subtle ego) bodies. This subtle body then goes to one of the 13 subtle planes of existence other than the Earth plane.The planes of existence occupied mostly by living persons and subtle bodies doing righteous deeds and engaged in spiritual practice according to the positive path of spiritual practice are known as the seven positive planes of existence or saptaloka. By positive path, we mean the orientation of spiritual practice is towards God-realisation, which is the ultimate in spiritual growth.

The Earth plane is the only physical plane of existence in the Universe and is also the first plane of existence in the hierarchy of the positive planes of existence in the Universe.Sub planes of existence of Hell (Narak): Every plane of existence of Hell (Paataal) has a sub-plane known as Narak.

Only with spiritual practice or with extreme meritorious deeds can one go to the higher planes of existence and thereby avoid unhappiness and punishment and enjoy higher levels of happiness. There are also better chances of a reincarnation on Earth plane of existence in circumstances conducive to spiritual practice. This is so that one moves further up in the subtle planes of existence in the Universe. Once we go to the lower planes of existence such as the Nether plane of existence or other planes of existence of Hell, we stay there and experience severe unhappiness for centuries until we completely pay for our demerits (sins) by suffering the intense punishments meted there and get a chance to be reincarnated on Earth.

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musiclover1776 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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The LDS church believes there is. We believe that after death, depending on whether you have excepted the church or not you are either helping those who didn't get the chance of excepting the church understand and come to a knowledge of the truth or you are being taught about the truth.

After the Second Coming of our redeemer Christ there will be a Resurrection of all the spirits that chose to come to this earth and recieve a body.

I disagree with suribabukomakula it is not blind belief, It is FAITH in the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

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suribabukomakula | (Level 1) Honors

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Is there a life after death :  The question is something crucial. Do you mean that there is a life after death. definetely not. There will not be any life after death. Do you mean " the re-birth after death " If it is so, no-body knows about his life after death. Re-birth cannot be viewed. May be or may not be. It is only a blind belief.

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scwebber | High School Teacher | (Level 2) eNoter

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There is life after death. Many scientists concur that energy cannot be destroyed, it simply changes forms. The watchmaker theory holds that if there is a watch, there is a watchmaker. Thus, one could conclude through reason that there is a maker, a higher power, a God. If one can also prove the existence of abslolute truth, then it is possible to determine one true religion. There is evidence that life exists after death.

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prof-swirsky | High School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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There is absolutely life after death.  Probably not life in the same way that we think about it now, but there is certainly life after death.  The human soul is immortal.  I reccomend you read Jesus Christ's comments on the subject in the Gospels.

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dontkill | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) eNoter

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for this question,you will have to consider what we were before our birth.we do not know what were we before we were born.the answer is simple-non existant.we were non-existent then and after our death we will become non existant.there is no heaven or hell.its in our MINDSCAPE(the topography of our mind.)The mind is greater than soul.wiyhout mind we cant define the existence of soul.the dead know no life.after we die an eternal period of non-existence begins which has no end.

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dontkill | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) eNoter

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These are all prejudices and can we say what will be after our death when we will perpetually loose ourselves during our death must emphasize on the word "DEATH" and delve deep into it.Does the word "death" signify or illustrate any beginning ? NO,IT DOES NOT.(DEATH IS AN END TO ITSELF,DEATH MEANS END).we simply die and pass on to a stage which is undefinable.whatever you can experience ,you will experience it only now.infact you will experience heaven and hell in this mortal life.its all about our mind which in itself can make a heaven out if hell and a hell out of heaven.LIFE and DEATH are all human creations.we live and die within our mind.

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