The quick answer is it depends on who you ask. We will explore a few possibilities in this blog , but the exacting answer may still elude us. I attended a Buddhist seminar in Washington DC. and ask one of the monks on his very informative talk on reincarnation whether every person will reincarnate. His answer was helpful and a bit vague which still leaves plenty of room for skepticism.
He explained your soul would be in a holding pattern for a short time and then you would come back to earth and start all over again attempting to have better karma and reaching a higher level of consciousness. He went on to say maybe you had nothing to do with how you arrived on earth and were paying a penalty of bad karma from your country of origin and your ancestors. Even though this was depressive information, he said there was hope for anyone to raise their consciousness while on earth and improve their chances of a better reincarnation in the future. I get it… be a good boy or girl and maybe you won’t come back as a rat or a snake.
Theologians are clear on the fact that if you simply believe in God and Jesus you are assured of going to heaven, no matter what bad deeds you did on earth. The preachers roam freely through our prisons assuring everyone if they simply believe in god …that’s your ticket to heaven. My question here is does God use a believe detector test to see how much you believe in god…and if you miss by a few points are you sent directly to hell.
Cosmic energy theory simply states you turn to cosmic dust and your atoms are arranged in the cosmos and your life-force will some day be planted in a new life form baby in the future.
In conclusion no-one really knows for sure what happens to you after your death on earth. If you’re a Hindu, you’re going to live in a different body. If you’re a Buddhist you’re going to be reincarnated. If you’re a Christian, you’re going to go to heaven or hell or purgatory. So different religions have different destinations, but they all hold in common this idea that we are naturally immortal, in and of ourselves and that the body is just this temporary shell.
On the rumor side I heard they send everyone directly to Cloud Nine which is lit up like Las Vegas. You have many options including meeting Elvis as the official greeter. There are neon brightly lit signposts there for over a thousand different gods, signposts for a thousand different religions, and signposts for another thousand skeptics and agnostics. Everyone is courting you… come with me and you will go to the promised land. Now the burden is really on to you! Choices, choices. choices. I have been told people with bad karma who came from horse thieves and conquistadors can either repeat their last life on earth or spin the karma wheel, which has the twelve elements of the Chinese Zodiac and come back as a lower evolved animal.
The devil just stands there with a devilish grin and says: ‘Hell ain’t that bad, in fact its Heaven compared to where you came from on Earth. Earth is a human test that’s gone bad!” ” Sign on the dotted line the devils attorneys bark out!” “Could I borrow your glasses so I can read the fine print before I commit?” “No worries mate. Here have a drink of whiskey its FREE from the devil himself.” ” I want to think it over.” “You have had your whole life to think it over and look at what a mess you created.” The devils attorneys force you to sign…. ring a bell and yell out:” Send him down we have a warm welcome waiting for you my amigo… Case closed!”
QUOTE: A samurai once asked Zen Master Hakuin where he would go after he died. Hakuin answered ‘How am I supposed to know?’ ‘How do you not know? You’re a Zen master!’ exclaimed the samurai. ‘Yes, but not a dead one,’ Hakuin answered.
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:
NovenachamaMAR. 10, 2013 – 07:31AM JST
We come to this world with nothing and we leave with nothing and all of us are in line. Some in the front others in the back thus all human beings know that they must die. However some people do not want to know the simple, naked and whole truth about the themes of eternity. So what is the object of coming into existence, then dying and falling away, to be here no more. Thus it is important that we understand all the reasons, causes of the hardships and adversities of life and of death. Hence it is but reasonable to suppose that God or a Supreme Being would reveal something in reference to this matter. It’s a subject that we ought to study more than any other for the world is ignorant in reference to their true condition and relation. If we have any claim on our God or Supreme Being for anything, it is for knowledge on this important subject.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your good karma. Don’t be like my neighbor who is positive he will come back as a dog which isn’t too bad, but he is also positive his wife will come back as a flea…just to pester him.
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: It’s not what you know, but who you know…. so if you want to insure a good entry into heaven and beyond maybe its a good idea to be well versed on all religions and tolerant of all races in the Universe. I’ve been told not only will you take truth serum and a lie detector test, but your brain impressions hard drive will be thoroughly inspected to see where you are going. Don’t be like Jimmy Carter and carry lust…that enough to flunk! RATS
From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free