Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Place after Death - 2

Each person’s situation on death is different. 0.1 second before the actual death, an enormous drama takes place.

When one comes into this world, the first family encounter is a mother. When one dies, the first encounter is one’s ancestral spirit. Your ancestral spirits are the bridge between this world and the next.

The fact that you need a physical body while alive, you have the fate to have a relationship with a destined family line.

At the moment of your death, your ancestral spirits will come into your consciousness as a ball of light. The radiant lights will show you one of your familiar ancestors, or one that you don't recognize but can feel that he/she is your ancestor. Sometimes the light may not be a shape of a human figure. It comes in many different patterns.

If you had helped heal many of your ancestral spirits during your lifetime, many ancestral spirits will come to greet you after your death.

I am recommending the three incense kuyō. When you act on this, the energy that you send as a kuyō (to help heal those ancestral spirits who need help) will be divided by the leader of your ancestral spirits who is most stable and has the strongest tie with you. This leader and others who were healed by your kuyō will come to greet you when you die. One of the Buddhist sect, Jōdo-shū’s painting of the “Nyorai coming to lead the followers to paradise” is very much showing what I just explained. But they don't come in a figure of a Nyorai. They will usually come in a ball of light or in a figure as your ancestral spirits.

At the time of death, those who were greeted by his/her ancestral spirits will have a very peaceful face even it was a terrifying accident. It all happens within less than a second and when you are greeted, you are saved and your face will look peaceful.

After this second, you start to enter the 49 days Bardo Period. If you had an ordinary life, even though you didn’t believe in god or guardian ancestral spirits, at least one of your ancestors will come to greet you. However, with a small group there is not enough light and you might feel pain when leaving your physical body. When a large group of spirits comes to greet you, the light turns into a golden light. It is amazingly beautiful. When you are wrapped in this golden light, you will feel so safe there is nothing to be afraid. The separation from your physical body will also be smooth and easy.

However, depending on the way you lived your life, you might not be able to recognize your ancestral light even though they came to greet you. In this case, the soul remains at the place where he/she died. These people were not ready to leave their physical body but still died and forced to separate. So the pain remains even after the separation. For this kind of soul, right after the death, the consciousness can pretty much move around freely. But as the time goes by, you start to find it difficult to move around. And eventually, you get stuck in one place. So the only way to move is to possess a living person.

Those who entered some religious sects or made people suffer, when these people die, an evil spirit will come to greet them. Those souls won’t even have the chance to enter the Bardo. To be continued…

Ikashite-itadaite Arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

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