Zen

Q. What will become of us after death?

A. No one knows what will become of us after death since there is no one who has died before. However, we can say that what we will be after death depends on how we live, just as we can say that what our lives will be like tomorrow depends on how we live today, even though no one has ever lived tomorrow.

Scientifically speaking, how everything is now is the result of causation, which is endless although we don’t know what has caused us to be what we are in detail. If causation is endless and we are part of causation, it is true that we are also endless as part of causation.

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In brief, saying that death is the end of life is just like saying that December 31st is the end of the year. December 31st doesn’t mean the end of time but means a new start of the next month and the next year. In fact, every moment is the end of the previous life and the start of a new life. And everything is not what it was a moment ago because not only our bodies but also all other things are changing ceaselessly according to causation. So, after death we will be what our causation will cause us to be.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

 

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