I am new to these forums, after reading everything about the afterlife I feel so relieved and happy that it was so close to what "my heart" believed in, even though I grew up with a Buddhist background. But, after awhile my skeptic and "logical" mind kicks in and I start doubting many of these things.
I started to question if this can truly be true, cause it seems too good to be true, is the afterlife that filled with love like the movie "what dreams may come"?
Seeing in buddhism, it shows that almost everything is suffering, can there really be a Summerland where we can stay forever if we wanted to?
Are there families/soul groups that were so happy with their past life as a family that they intend to stay in Summerland forever?
If there was a Summerland would objects be static or will it be dynamic according to how we feel that day?
Can we eat, play, or sleep like we do right now with our families and friends and stay the way we are? It sounds great to stay forever, especially when time does not exist, but I read that after our karma is used up, we are forced to reincarnate?
Cause since our way of thinking changes when we die, it seems inevitable for us to reincarnate.
Or can we stay in Summerland and develop our spirit if we wanted to?
Also I read that animals cannot reincarnate, but weren't we animals when the Earth first started and we eventually developed into humans?
Or can animal like a dog choose to develop human consciousness?
In the end, why do we want to develop our souls? Especially when sometimes our imperfections in life is our perfection.
And losing awareness when we become one with God, that really really scares me and really hard for me to accept, especially when we were granted awareness. So I researched more into enlightenment which is probably similar to Oneness with god and found this http://www.oshoteachings.com/osho-ev...emains-intact/
It seems like we lose our "ego" the act of comparing to others but we keep our individuality?
I apologize for asking so many questions, recently i've been so distraught over a death a loved one, and that triggered my fears of the reality of losing everyone I love to death eventually. I have talked to people of various religions and it seems that they are so sure of their belief is what it should be, even very "learned" individual I never get a general answer. I'm sorry if I offended anyone, I really don't mean to, I've just has been extremely anxious, confused, and can't sleep or eat. I am very shy, it has taken me a great deal of time and courage for me to post. This is the first time I ever posted in any forums.
Thank you and take care,