Aug 22, 2013
What Happens When We Die
We live and then we die. Many think of death as something dark, like
‘THE END’. Buddhism asserts that whilst all physical manifestations of
life must decline and disintegrate, life itself cannot be destroyed.
Death is the unseen state of life. It is the time when a person’s entity
gathers energy to take on a new visible form. This continual rhythm of
physical appearance, followed by death, is the very rhythm of life
itself. Indeed the characters Myo-ho (of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo or Mystic
Law) mean just this. How does Buddhism view death? One starting point in
answering this question lies in recent evidence in medical research.
posted by Seleus