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A Life after a Life

Updated on June 14, 2009

Life after Life

Every body has life, everything has life. Whatever we see all around us have lives. Life I mean existence of things, living or non-living, for certain number of period - duration of time. Human beings live for 80 years; dogs live for 10 years, elephants live for 50 years (as an example, some live long and some live short) and so on. Even non-living things have life - duration of existence. Like a car last for 5 years, desks and chairs last for one year and so on. Some items last for longer duration depending on quality of materials and way of handling them.

What will happen after 'that particular period"? Take example of a car. What happens after 5 years when it does not run? It will be scrapped and/or it will be re-used for different purpose from different parts of the car. That is the life of a car after life. What happens to desks and chairs after these break down? The re-use of these items varies according to persons and places. Some places such items will be thrown to garbage and recycled for different purpose. Whatever outcome item(s) of these items is another life of desks and chairs of previous lives.

Now let's talk about living things, human, birds, animals, and insects and so on. All the living things also have lives, after certain time the life ceased to exist, will not exist. "God" will place the soul to other living things immediately after ceasing existence of that particular body (dead body). Presumably, this action is done by the God, no one knows if this is true. That is why it is said that living things will die but soul will never die. The version of life after life of living things depends on different philosophy.

My own philosophy based on some knowledge I have gain is that those living "thing" who does good to others will get better life after life; those who does bad to others will get worse life after life. How it happens and who does all these nobody knows. The main actor for all these is probably 'God'. The God also decides to put 'the soul' of a person to another person at prestigious family (like royal, wealthy and other novelty families) or to a poor family. It is said that there are thousand kinds of creatures. Human being is the best and luckiest creature among all creatures. It is also said that to be a human it takes 84,000 cycles of lives. As an example first it will be a fish, then a tiger, a dog and many other creatures - finally human being. When human does very extra ordinary good things that person gets "Nirvan" meaning no need to re-birth in any form of living being; will stay with the God.

In that very cycle when God is confused whether to place a certain soul in a body of a human or an animal, dog for instance, that time plays a crucial role. If god puts the soul in a human body (embryo) instead of a dog, that person behaves like a dog. If god places the soul in a dog instead of a human being, the dog becomes 'better' dog and behaves superior dog - more of human quality (you know like police dog?). Because the God feels that soul belongs to in between a human or an animal. In that very particular moment the God is either confused or misjudgment in making another life of a soul.

In conclusion, what I am trying to express my view as per 'my theory of life' and 'life after life' is that whoever behave like animals, giving trouble to others, rapping others, who violate others right, violation of rules and regulations and many other big or small crimes committed are in fact animals. These people are either mistake of the god in creating human or wrong judgment of the god to make human being in place of an animal, whoever the persons may be.


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      NarayanKrishna 8 years ago from The country of Mount Everest

      I just came back from a close relative where head of the family passed away four days back. The practice is to listen a religious story to console the family members. The story is link to my above hug with regards to life after life. The priest said that the 84,000 kinds of lives one has to pass to take in the form of human being includes all kinds of insects, birds, animals, living things in water (including ocean) and all kind of living things.

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      Narayan 8 years ago

      Thank you DeBorrah K. Ognas for your enlightenments. Hope human being can overcome from all the troubles created by some creatures.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Interesting hub.

      I am a Believer who believes in eternal life. I have totally accepted Jesus Christ and His gift of Salvation. Through the Scriptures His birth, sinless life, death and resurrection has been confirmed as well as in my heart.

      As a believer I know when I depart from this life my soul goes on to Heaven to live forever with the LORD.

      A Scripture I would like to share: "Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by Faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the LORD." 2 Corinthians 5


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      Narayan 8 years ago

      Hi Anglnwu,

      Oh, you must be enjoying your freedom of life in the US.


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      anglnwu 8 years ago

      BTW, I'm Chinese and I'm from Singapore, now living in America.

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      NarayanKrishna 8 years ago from The country of Mount Everest

      Thank you very much for stop by. Welcome. Nirvana is definitely Buddhism. My view is based on actual practical fact. You reminded me one quote from Budha. He said, "Baru jiu jantu taya na pa hi la jui gu bane bane. Indra ya bhubane ju san majiu chone murkha napa" This is in Newari language; my mother language. It means it is better to go around in a forest with animals rather than to stay with fools in the heaven. When I heard this words in those days I thought Budha is a foolish person. I thought how could there be fools in the heaven where only learned people will be able to go? But now I myself experienced for some time in a Paradise with full of fools.

      Now about your second part of question. All religions are like all languages. One loves which learned. I learned Newari, because I brought up in Newri language. Thai people learned Thai language, because they brought up in Thai-land. I respect all. 

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      anglnwu 8 years ago

      You invited me to stop by, so here I am. Your view of life is based on Buddhism, right? They believe good deeds will earn good rewards.

      I believe in life after death too,as the soul lives forever. However, I also believe that I'm not good enough to save myself. I'm glad Jesus came to save mankind.