This quote from the Bhagwat Gita (Hindu holy book) sums up the Hindu perspective on life after death. Hindus believe that the time they will spend on earth is decided from the moment they are born, and that how long they will live, chosen by God, can not be changed. Therefore, if a young person dies the family can be consoled by the thought that the tine they had spent on earth was what God had intended for them. Another thought that comforts Hindus after the death of a loved one is their belief in reincarnation. Reincarnation means to be born again.
Yet the ultimate joy for those in Heaven is to experience the continual presence of Allah." This shows the Muslim belief in the afterlife for the good and strict, true followers of Islam. This expresses the importance of living a sinless life and it shows Muslim teachings on paradise and eternal life after death. Hell on the other hand is much less desired, its description clearly builds up a picture of horrific atrocities to scare people into obeying the rules and morals Muslims teach and follow. "This is the place of everlasting fire and torment.
They define a state which is beyond the ordinary which can only be characterized by achieving a particular spiritual state. It is notable that Moksha is a common belief in the Hindu religion and it describes a state where one’s soul connects with god’s soul. On the other hand, it can be noted that Nirvana can be obtained by individuals who detached themselves from sin. However, it is clear that both require an individual to remain steadfast in their pursuit for spiritual liberation while abandoning the earthly life and desires. Reincarnation is a consequence of life that moksha and nirvana believers wish to avoid in order to overcome the suffering in the death and rebirth cycle, samsara.
People who are not in Christ when the... ... middle of paper ... ...n the supernatural realm when our physical body dies. I believe what the Bible says regarding life after death, which there is. I believe this through scriptures as well as teachings through church and family members. People who are not Christians can look around at philosophical teaching, which do not completely deny the fact that the spiritual realm exists and people live on after death. Philosophically life after death is hard to prove since this belief is strictly based on faith and not rational or empirical knowledge.
Among all the religions, Hinduism appealed me a lot and Im strongly attracted towards it. The most interesting fact of Hinduism is the concept of reincarnation, one can learn about the past life through it. The effect of Karma is very important in that religion and one have to be very careful because they are permanent until the end of a life cycle. For example a person in horrible way must remain in that particular condition as punishment for bad karma. We can take this thing in a positive way too that It can be a source of stopping people from bad deeds because they know that by doing that they will get punishment in the world and only when their life will come to end then there will be a chance to be reborn in better condition.
The ultimate goal is to attain Moksha. It is the soul's release from the cycle of life and rebirth when the soul unites with Brahman, or the highest or supreme God in Hinduism. Hinduism is both a religious practice and a way of life that sets values, morals, and ethics into the lives of those who follow it. Hinduism strives to make sense of this world in what is right and wrong with human kind, but also has unresolved matters within its own context. A deeper look into Hinduism beliefs and traditions, reveal their views of humankind as being ignorant to the true nature of reality; perceiving materialistic objects over the essence of what shapes the immortal soul.
Death is a natural part of life that we all have to face one day. The way in which friends and love ones cope during this time is based on their culture or religious belief and their support system. Different religion or culture has different mourning customs which are unique to their own believes. For this project, three religious practices: Christianity, Muslim and Catholic were examined along with their own unique customs and believes. Despite the wide array of differences between each culture, they all believe in life after death and that there is a heaven and a hell.
Islam and Christianity both teach ways of life to their believers in order to be successful in life and after death, since these religions believe in a linear pattern where the time on Earth is temporary. This is unlike the older, more circularly patterned religions of Hinduism and Buddhism which believe in reincarnation until moksha or enlightenment is ultimately achieved. Islam and Christianity are evangelizing religions which believe that without the true guidance of God and his holy words, humans are only on the path of sin and nothing greater. One of the goals of both is to spread the words of God and bring the entire human creation on the right path to heaven. Proofs of this belief have been seen in history when the British Empire’s goal was to take over ... ... middle of paper ... ...ted sins, he or she will be cleansed of them, and only then will they be enter heaven.
James Baldwin's Go Tell It On the Mountain and Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones In most religions, especially the Judeo-Christian faith, heaven or the afterlife is a place reserved for those who are able to somehow earn or receive an appointed place there during their life on earth. In the Christian tradition, those who attain eternal life are able to forgo the earthly pleasures that tempt them while they live, and form a separate entity that rejects carnality and remains obedient to God. While recognizing themselves as inherently sinful creatures, they seek to come as close as they can to the holiness of the divine during their life on earth, in order to reap the benefits after death. A separation from the world and an eventual union with the divine is seen as the ultimate goal of the believer. Life is but a means to a final spiritual end.
Many religions and philosophies attempt to answer the question, what happens after a person dies? Some religions such as Christianity and Islam believe there is an afterlife. They believe that good and moral people enter Heaven or paradise and that bad and immoral people go to Hell. Other religions and cultures believe that death is final, and that nothing happens after a person dies. Buddhism and Hinduism have a different idea about death.