Life after Death; What Lies Beyond?

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Those who believe in religion outnumber those who don’t but very few people have unwavering faith that death is merely a pause and life continues after death.

Submitted: May 31, 2017

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“Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.” 
David Searls

There is no conclusive evidence of life after death, but there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it?” 
Robert A. Heinlein

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There is no precise data as to how many people do actually believe in the Afterlife since the general assumption that all those who follow a religion have firm faith in life after death is improbable. Many people have doubts in their minds because there is no empirical evidence available to substantiate that belief.

Those who follow religions outnumber those who don’t but very few of them have unwavering faith that death is merely a pause in the journey and that life continues after death, that is the first group. 

The second group comprises those who have no faith in any religion whatsoever and they don't buy the idea that their lives continue after their physical abodes perish.

The third group has believers in it, the gang of the doubtful and they are many, without ever realizing the fact that they do not actually believe in the Hereafter, though they think they do. 

The first group believes in it, the second doesn’t and those belonging to the third group have doubts in their minds. The first category followers need no guidance as their faith is solid. Those who don’t believe in the Hereafter are not interested in finding out if their belief is unfounded or otherwise but those who have doubts in their minds are the ones who need to be steered to light and the effort is primarily focused on them. Our intelligent friends with no faith can also refer to it.

I have tried to explain the concept in my previous articles as well and will try to explain it a bit further here. You would have read and perhaps agree with the idea that in order to be successful you should keep the end in mind as that approach helps you maintain focus in attaining your goals by avoiding waste, thus creating value in life.

Let us expand it further to grasp the very basics by answering these apparently simple questions;

  • What is a system?
  • What is an accident?
  • What is life? Does it end or it continues?
  • What is instinct and why do most species with perhaps the exception of Homo sapiens, behave in exactly the same manner in any given situation?
  • What are physical laws and why do they remain constant across galaxies?
  • What are patterns and what do they signify?
  • How do we record sounds and capture images and what does that imply?
  • What is the universal language?
  • Why do animals or some humans are able to smell danger in the atmosphere even before the event heralding that hazard actually transpires?
  • What is evolution?
  • What is natural balance and why is it maintained?
  • Why is there impeccable order in the universe, no collision of planets?
  • Is there a bond among species and celestial bodies or they are independent?
  • How was the universe created?
  • Why was the universe created?
  • Why is there only one planet inhabited among countless others scattered in the universe?
  • What is time and does it end at some point?
  • Why are Homo sapiens so different from the other species of Nature?
  • If all that is there started from an accident then what is the end?
  • If all that is there was created on purpose then why and what is the end?

The answers to these questions require at least a few hundred pages to offer any credible explanation but let us summarize all this in order to try to present a plausible case to our friends with swaying beliefs.

A kitten separated from the other cats at birth always, I repeat always acts in the exact same manner in given situations as a cat should behave, why.., because it has been coded accordingly, a program written for her kind and replicated over and over with the exception that each time it is for a different host. What other explanation would you offer?

You will never believe if a person tells you that their company has a new system that controls almost everything, from their card swipe access management system to payroll and from the coffee dispensing machines to data compilation in real time, and surprisingly it just emerged one fine morning, or it evolved on its own.

If you don’t believe that absurd claim then why do you believe that the entire galactic system was created after an accident and that various species evolved on their own and not deveoped and advanced in an extremely well-defined, interconnected and interdependent system which is functioning under physical laws that remain constant across the universe?

Remember, accidents result in jumble, chaos and decay whereas development results in order and growth. The accidents are unplanned and uncontrolled whereas development is always planned and controlled. Accidents happen due to lack of something and loss of control whereas development takes place because someone has an an objective, a clear plan and ensures controlled execution.

Physical laws do not change if you travel from one city to another or from one planet to another, or for that matter from one galaxy to another galaxy. Why is that? Don’t you think for a moment that mere existence of physical laws denotes that there is a force which has created those laws and is actively involved in ensuring that they are not violated? From a logical perspective you know that it makes perfect sense. 

If Creator has created all this and He sees us in realtime but we can’t see Him then the question arises why. Why can’t we see him when we have all the senses and means available at our disposal?

Now just imagine if you create a program and infuse the characters with some degree of artificial intelligence then they would believe that they are real. They can think and act on their own, free will, manifesting the height of programming sophistication. In that case will they be able to see you while you are right in front of them?

The answer to that is that it will only be possible if the programmer will so desire and will make necessary adjustments, enabling the characters to see him.

In religious scriptures you read that your Creator sees you all the time but you can’t see Him. Does it make some sense after the aforestated analogy?

The programmer can make the characters perish in one simulation and can revive them in another. Is that something beyond comprehension or it appears to be a normal feat for the accomplished programmer? If we die, in other words the character’s role ends in this episode does it then mean that the character perishes for good? No, in this context the journey continues. The Norton antivirus copy when destroyed by a single user can be replaced, simple logic. Why, because the program itself is saved elsewhere and can be reproduced when needed.

We have invented gadgets that help us record sounds and capture images that we can retrieve and play anytime we want then why do we have doubts in our minds when Creator says that all that we do is documented and shall be revealed on the day of judgment? What’s the big deal? Again, simple logic.

Have firm faith in the Afterlife and in your Creator with unshakeable conviction for that is a mandatory condition that we all must fulfill for salvation, to be successful. Remind yourself of that fact all the time and do not fear death. Just be a nice person, make positive contribution to the society you live in and trust me you’ll be better off in the Afterlife. The capabilities of our Creator are way beyond our comprehension.

The Hereafter will be a new cosmic arrangenent, a new world where we will assume highly advanced physical forms with much greater capabilities and with absence of time there, we will effectively be immortals. Our position and placement will depend on our positive or negative contributions in this world and our faith is a prerequisite.

So even if you are a positive contibutor in this world, having faith in Creator and Hereafter is still a requirement and condition that you must accept with free will and unwavering conviction. This world of ours will not require millennia of evoluation for that phase has already been completed. You will be relocating and assuming new roles based on your performance and qualifications.

Faith protects us from obscurity and as Albert Schweitzer had said “As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.” That is to debug a general misconception that more knowledge gives us more clarity as that flawed understanding has misled many people. 

We must understand and realize that more knowledge for sure gives us more clarifty and vision but only to a point, beyond that point it is all possibilities, a candid acknowledgment of our little knowledge or utter ignorance, whatever you may want to call it.

Faith is the vehicle that would help us sail through the mysterious journey of life.

Have Faith!

Cheers!!


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