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Afterlife



The world to come. Life after death. The Afterlife. There are many names for the belief that we have an existence beyond this life, that some part of us—our soul, our spirit, our essence—lives on after the death of our physical bodies. There is a range of religious and spiritual views of the afterlife, some of which include a concept of our reincarnation in human form, some of which do not. Some see this reincarnation as a process of going through many lifetimes in order to have the opportunity to perfect ourselves and then move on to a higher realm or otherworld. Others see the afterlife as a place of static bliss, while others envision an ongoing process of purification. While it is hard to know what awaits us after death, our beliefs of the afterlife play a strong role in how we live our lives day by day.

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Alan Watts: The Real You

An inspirational and profound speech from the late philosopher Alan Watts.

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Life After Death: The Burden of Proof

Deepak Chopra has touched millions of readers by demystifying our deepest spiritual concerns while retaining their poetry and wonder.

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Is There a Jewish Afterlife?

Judaism is famously ambiguous about what happens when we die.

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FindCenterLive a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them.

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Is There Life After Death?

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Beyond Death: The Gates of Consciousness

Analyzes the portrayal of death, afterlife, heaven, and hell in the art of various cultures, from ancient Egypt to the North American Indian

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‘I Believed That I Would See Her Again’

This month’s conversation in our series exploring religion and death is with Karen Teel, who has been a member of the department of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego since 2007.

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FindCenterTell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.

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Is There Any Survival After Death? | J. Krishnamurti

Is there any survival after death? When man dies full of attachments and regrets, what happens to this residue? The role of the foundations was described by Krishnamurti when he said, ‘The foundations will see to it that these teachings are kept whole, are not distorted, are not made...

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Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife

What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans believe in a literal heaven and 58% believe in a literal hell. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christian and assume they are the age-old teachings of the Bible.

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