The afterlife (also referred to as life after death, the Hereafter, the Next World, or the Other Side) is the belief that a part of, or essence of, or soul of an individual, which carries with it and confers personal identity, survives the death of the body of this world and this lifetime, by natural or supernatural means, in contrast to the belief in eternal oblivion after death. In some popular views, this continued existence often takes place in a spiritual realm, and in other popular views, the individual may be reborn into this world and begin the life cycle over again, likely with no memory of what they have done in the past. In this latter view, such rebirths and deaths may take place over and over again continuously until the individual gains entry to a spiritual realm. Major views on the afterlife derive from religion, esotericism and metaphysics.

Resurrection

What Is Resurrection? Resurrection is the concept of coming back to life after death. In a number of ancient religions, a dying-and-rising god is a deity which dies and resurrects. The resurrection of the dead is a standard eschatological belief in the Abrahamic religions. As a religious concept, it is used in two distinct respects: a belief in the...

Christian Eschatology

Christian Eschatology Christian eschatology is a major branch of study within Christian theology dealing with the “last things.” Eschatology, from two Greek words meaning “last” (ἔσχατος) and “study” (-λογία), is the study of ‘end things’, whether the end of an individual life, the end of the age, the end of...

Nirvana

What is Nirvana? This article is about the Pali and Sanskrit term which refers to the concept.  Nirvāṇa ([1] निर्वाण nirvāṇa; निब्बान nibbāna; णिव्वाण ṇivvāṇa, literally “blown out”, as in an oil lamp[2]) is commonly associated with Jainism and Buddhism, and represents its ultimate state of soteriological release, the liberation from repeated rebirth in saṃsāra.[3][web 1][4] In Indian...

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Eschatology

Eschatology The word arises from the Greek ἔσχατος eschatos meaning “last” and -logy meaning “the study of”, and first appeared in English around 1844.[2] The Oxford English Dictionary defines eschatology as “the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind”.[3]   Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events...

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Afterlife

What Is Afterlife? The afterlife (life after death) is the belief that the essential part of an individual’s identity or the stream of consciousness continues after the death of the physical body. According to various ideas about the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may be some partial element, or the entire soul or spirit, of...

What Is Hell?

Hell In religion and folklore, Hell is an afterlife location, sometimes a place of torment and punishment. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as eternal destinations while religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations. Typically these traditions locate hell in another dimension or under the Earth’s surface and often include entrances to Hell from the land of...

The World is An Arena of Testing for Man

The World is An Arena of Testing for Man The world is an arena of trial for man. He has been sent here to acquire the state appropriate for the other life. This is not easy. Like a tailor who, in order to make a suit fit for his customer,...

OLAM HA-BA (World to come)

OLAM HA-BA (Heb. עוֹלָם הַבָּא). The term olam ha-ba (literally, “the coming world”) in contrast to olam ha-zeh (liter-ally “this world”) refers to the hereafter, which begins with the termination of man’s earthly life. This meaning of the expression is clearly implied in the statement of R. Jacob, quoted in Avot (4:17): “One moment of repentance and good deeds in...

Heaven or Paradise

Heaven

What Is Heaven? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia     Jump to navigationJump to search This article is about the metaphysical term “heaven” and the astral dimension it denotes. For other uses, see heaven (disambiguation).   Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest heavens; from Gustave Doré‘s illustrations to the Divine Comedy. Heaven, or the heavens, is...

Is There Any Purpose And Necessity For An Eternal World Of Happiness

It is necessary that an eternal world of happiness should be established and the Majestic One Who will found this world is certainly capable of doing that. The destruction of the universe including this world is possible and will certainly occur. Moreover, the resurrection of everything is also possible and,...

Why Hell

Why Hell? Belief bears the seed of a sort of Paradise experienced by the spirit, while unbelief contains the seed of a sort of Hell, which is again experienced spiritually. Just as unbelief is the seed of Hell, so too, Hell is a fruit of unbelief. As unbelief is the...

Where Is Hell

Where is Hell? According to some narrations, Hell is beneath the earth. As we have explained in other places, in its annual orbit, the globe of the earth traces a circle around an area that in the future will be the place of the Great Gathering and Last Judgement. It...

Punishment varies according to the one who committed the crim

The punishment for breaching a trust is proportional to the significance of the trust and its true owner. The punishment given to a child who has broken the window of an ordinary building is not like that of the aide-de-camp of a king who has lost or broken the crown...

Punishment is judged according to the nature of the crime

Punishment is judged according to the nature and result of the crime and the intention of the criminal in committing it, not to how long it took the criminal to commit the act. The punishment of murder, which in most cases takes five minutes or even seconds, ranges from imprisonment...

Necessity Of Hell And Heaven

Necessity of Hell and Heaven The confrontation, co-existence, and intermingling of good and evil, pleasure and pain, light and darkness, heat and cold, beauty and ugliness, and guidance and misguidance in the universe are there for an extremely important purpose and are full of wisdom. If there were no evil,...

How Can Infinite Torment In Hell Justified

Unbelief and misguidance are an infinite crime, and transgression against innumerable rights. How can incarceration in Hell for an infinite duration for unbelief during the short earthly life be justice? Reckoning a year to be three hundred and sixty five days, the law of justice requires for a one-minute murder...

Hell Is Punishment For Actions

Hell Is Punishment For Actions Hell is punishment for actions, but Paradise is a Divine favor. What is the reason for this? It is clearly shown in the above Indications that with his faculty of will and insignificant wishes, through giving form and reality to something non-existent or theoretical, man...

Two Mighty

Two mighty ‘streams’ flow in creation opposite to each other A close examination of what goes on in the universe will make it clear that within it are two opposed elements that have spread everywhere and become rooted: with their results like good and evil, benefit and harm, perfection and...

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