What Happens After Death?

God Exists

Is there a life after ‪#‎Death‬? Can you imagine of going to sleep and never ever waking up? What would happen after we die?

When you die, you are not going to be put into ever lasting nonexistence. Because that is not an experience. Lot of people are afraid that when they die, they are gonna be locked up in a dark room forever.

Try and imagine what will it be like to go to sleep and never wake up. Think about that. It is one of the greatest wonders of life. If you really think about it, you will question yourself, about what was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep? And, this was when you were born.

See, you can’t have experience of nothing. So, after you are dead, the only thing that can happen is the same experience or the same sort of experience as when you were born.

In other words, we all know very well that after people die, other people are born. And, they are all you.

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The Inner Voice Talks Sense

Listen to your Heart Quotes

The universe doesn’t play tricks because what you love and what God wills for you is the same.

“There’s a voice within that is always speaking to us. But most people, out of fear -false evidence appearing real -push it away, and settle for mediocrity or a job they don’t mind. They let go of things that have the greatest meaning for them.

Love yourself. It works

When you have the courage to say -not only to yourself but to others -that this is what you stand for, care about and love, the wonderful qualities of self-worth come into play.

Play the appreciation game

It’s simple, really. Be grateful for everything you have, from your home to your well-paying job, to your loving parents and supportive friends. Each time you feel down, thank aloud for the things that are going right in your life. You’ll realize how your inner energy gets a big boost.

Aim for clarity

Gratitude brings with it immense clarity. And when you are clear, what you want will play out in your life, and only to the extent you are clear. So after playing the appreciation game with yourself, take some time out and figure what you love and have a passion for. It could be simple, sound trivial. No problem. Just make sure it’s your true passion. For this, be yourself and be clear about what you want.

Say it out aloud to yourself: this is what I need, this is what I want, and this is what I care about.

Follow habits of success

Review your top passions every day

Take responsibility for the life you have created. Make time to pray meditate. Eat healthy food. It supports clarity. “Lastly, whenever you are faced with a choice, a decision or an opportunity chose in favor of your passions.

Who is God: Get to know him

The Most Difficult Question

Answering this question is hardly an easy thing to do. After all, the existence of God is a subject that has always attracted a lively debate. Arguments for and against the existence of God have been proposed by philosophers, theologians and scientists for thousands of years. A wide variety of arguments exist on this topic.

The God Debate

To begin with, the great God debate itself is divided into more philosophical schools than an average person knows: Agnosticism, Apatheism, Atheism, Deism, Henotheism, Ignosticism, Monotheism, Panentheism, Pantheism, Polytheism, Theism and Transtheism. God himself is seen as the Father, Great Architect, Mother Supreme, The Holy Trinity, and what not.

Does He Exist or Doesn’t He?

St Anselm, a Christian theologian, formulated the earliest argument in favour of God. Then, french philosopher Rene Descartes said that the existence of a benevolent God was logically necessary for the evidence of the senses to be meaningful. German philosopher Immanuel Kant argued that proof of the existence of “God” could be deduced from the existence of everything “good”.

The Non-Believers

Thinkers, who argued against the existence of God, included David Hume, Kant, Nietzsche and Bertrand Russell. Scientists such as Stephen Hawking, Francis Collins, Richard Dawkins, and John Lennox, and philosophers like Daniel Dennett, Richard Swinburne, William Lane Craig, and Alvin Plantinga also ruled out the existence of God.

Atheists versus Fideists

Atheists say that arguments providing evidence of the existence of God are not sufficient reason to believe. In addition, some have even said that it is possible to disprove the existence of God. Fideists, on the other hand, say that belief in the existence of God is not amenable to demonstration or refutation, but rests on faith and faith alone.

Theists, the Believers

Thiest, the believers

Classical Theism describes God as the ultimate being – the first, timeless, simple, sovereign metaphysical being who, however, could not be defined because mere humans could not define such a colossal personality. Robert Barron, a Catholic priest from Chicago, put it succintly: “It seems impossible for a two-dimensional object to even conceive of a three dimensional being.”

Eastern Religious Thought

In contrast, Eastern religious thought (mainly Pantheism) positions God as a force present in every imaginable phenomenon. Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza uses the term God in a philosophical sense to mean the essential substance of Nature.

One God

One God, Allah

Monotheists believe the concept of God relates to a monotheistic, supreme, ultimate and personal being, as found in Christian, Islamic and Hebrew traditions.

Hindu Concept of Ishvara

In Advaita Vedanta school of Hinduism, God is seen as a single, unchanging Brahman, who is both sarvavyapak (omniscient) and antaryami (omnipotent)…he is both nirgun (not having a specific form) as well as sagun (with distinct features) that his followers recognise and love.

View Of The Doubter

The existence of the doubter remains a fact even in the Nastik traditions of the Mayavadi school of thought. Here, it is believed that God, or Isvara, cannot be established by logic alone, and often requires not mere proof, but superior proof.

God As Absolute Truth

In Vaisnavism, or the Hindu sect which believes Vishnu to be the absolute form of God, He is described as Sat Chit Ananda, or Absolute Truth, where ‘sat’ relates to eternal existence, “chit” relates to knowledge and “ananda” relates to bliss.

Karma As Proof Of God

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The school of Vedanta says proof of the existence of God lies in the law of karma. Adi Shankara, a saint who taught the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta, said that the fruits of labour had to be administered through the action of a conscious agent, who would naturally be a supreme being – or Ishvara, who is God.

God As Judge

God as Judge

The Nyaya school of thought seconds this philosophy by giving the example of disparity in existence: why are some people happy while others are unhappy, why some are rich while others are poor. It can only be a result of people having to pay for their deeds.

Greek Atheism

The Greek word “atheoi” means those who are without God. It appears on an early 3rd-century papyrus.

Physics View

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, in their new book, “The Grand Design”, say that God did not create the Universe and the “Big Bang” was, in fact, an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics. They quote the law of gravity to say that the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. They say spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist. Their self-styled ‘M-Theory’ makes a Creator of the Universe – redundant.

Bible’s View

Contrary to popular belief that the resurrection of Jesus is something you accept on faith or don’t, the New Testament explains that the resurrection of Jesus, as proved by his empty tomb, his post-mortem appearance and his disciples’ wait for his resurrection, all point to Jesus being what he said he was: the son of God.

The One Who Created Nature

The Bible (Psalm 19:1-4) further states: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands… and elsewhere: “Looking at the stars, understanding the vastness of the universe, observing the wonders of nature, seeing the beauty of a sunset—all of these things point to a Creator God.”

A Supreme God

The ontological argument uses the concept of God to prove God’s existence. It begins by defining God as “a being than which no greater can be conceived.” It is then argued that to exist is greater than to not exist, and therefore the greatest conceivable being must exist. If God did not exist, then God would not be the greatest conceivable being, and that would contradict the very definition of God.

The Divine Designer

The teleological argument states that since the Universe displays such an amazing design, there must have been a divine Designer. It also says that if the Earth were significantly closer or farther away from the sun, it would not be capable of supporting life the way it does. If our atmosphere were even a few percentage points different, every living thing on earth would die.

Cause And Effect

Then, there’s the cosmological argument. Every effect must have a cause. The universe and everything in it is an effect. There must be something that caused everything to come into existence. Ultimately, there must be something “un-caused” in order to cause everything else to come into existence. That “un-caused” cause is God.

Only The Spirit Can See God

St Gregory of Nyssa of Turkey, an early Christian theologian, was one of the four great fathers of the Eastern Church. His view was that only our soul can see God. “The soul leaves all surface appearances, not only those that can be grasped by the senses but also those which the mind itself seems to see, and it keeps on going deeper until, by the operation of the spirit, it penetrates the invisible and incomprehensible, and it is there that it sees God. The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all.

In 1945 a scroll was discovered in Nag Hamadi. It was a Coptic translation of a Greek translation of Jesus’ oral Aramaic sayings. Scholars agree that it is the closest record of the historical Jesus. It says: “The Kingdom of God is inside you and all around you. Not in a mansion of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and God is there. Lift a stone and you will find God.”

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Does God Exist?

Whether God Exists Or Not?Richard Dawkins is challenging the idea that a Deistic God created the universe and set it in motion and then keeps aloof. In other words, according to him we believe in an absentee God who seems to be indifferent to what is happening in the world. But if He in fact does create individual souls ‘off and on’, then he should face the problem of evil that exists in the created universe in the form of sorrows and sufferings, injustice, exploitation, birth-based deformities. Why should there be any birth-based differences that make some more privileged than others?

Besides, aggressive atheists who deny the existence of God do so because believers have been committing horrible acts of commission and omission in the name of religious creeds and God. Despite this, it is said that the so-called all-powerful, all-good, and all knowing God remains silent. Therefore, God’s silence is equated with God’s non-existence by materialists and atheists.

Howeveer, the wonderful structure of the universe and of the things and beings in the universe does seem to suggest the existence of a Grand Design, which needs explanation. Can it be due to matter and motion? Though human reason is capable of understanding a lot, it points to the existence of Universal Consciousness or Cosmic Intelligence, and this, say nay-sayers, is more faith than fact.

The theistic world view gives cosmic support to the believers. After all, the question of all questions is whether the universe is friendly or inimical to life in general and human life in particular. Long before the ‘Sun’ in the solar system was seen as the friend of humans. So the believer bowed before the Sun and said, “Aum Mitrya Namah” – O Lord, I bow to you, our friend. Darwin’s theory of biological evolution is a grand hypothesis to explain the origin of species on this planet. He never claimed that he could explain the ‘arrival of life to evolve in favour of the fittest’ in the world. How did the rudimentary amoebas evolve; out of nothing? Biologists aver the principle ‘life begets life’. Can they reduce biology to physics? Can they accept biology as a branch of physics? The usual and answer to this is ‘no’. Moreover, physics itself is becoming a science of the minute following the discovery that atoms can be split! The concept of God is not a stupid idea. It cannot be done away with so cursorily. It was the agnostic H Spencer who applied the concept of evolution to the evolution of the cosmos. Later philosophers formulated different ideas of evolution, as did S Alexander in the idea of Emergent Evolution, H Bergson in the concept of Creative Evolution.

The tiny logic and intellect of man should not be elevated to the status of God or the Cosmic Intelligence; perhaps its role in human affairs ought not to be dismissed or underestimated. Such a stand has its own limitations.   German philosopher Kant refuted the traditional rational argument addressed in support of belief in God. Yet he formulated the Moral Argument. For belief in the existence of God – and morality are special to human beings. Unless we accept the moral in the universe it is very difficult to make the universe morally intelligible. The discussion cannot be left in the hands of priests and pundits. Education in humanities will help believers liberate religion from the clutches of the priestly class. For aren’t modern liberation theologians willing to learn from Karl Marx to solve the issue of hunger and injustice?

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Who does God talk to?

Who actually travels/dreams? The body or the soul? Or is there is a “third” entity? Then, when was this other entity created?

Think, what If a new-born child is not given a name?

Because a name is given, the foundation of an identity is created. Then, this identity starts thinking and choosing – “this is mine”, “that is yours”. The world starts appearing as “me” and the “others”. This “I” strengthens as we grow up.

Thus, anything that this identity (which we think is “me” or “I”) does, is an illusion. God has nothing to do with it. Even if we assume, think, who will God talk to? An identity that itself does not know what it is? How silly.

One must first identify and come out of these false perceptions – in effect, one had to come out of oneself – “I” has to rise above “I”. And when that happens, no heaven or hell are required – none exist, for the one that is supposed to go to them does not exists.

If there is a God, this is what he would want to – He did not take the trouble of creating this complex human life just to create “thought-based” objects to pray to him. NO. This human life was created because it had the potential to “know” – to “realize”. This is what nature wants.

“I” only thinks about itself – it wants to go to heaven, it wants to see the God. These are ego-based and selfish perceptions.

The Truth Behind Cheating

The Truth Behind Cheating

We’ve all been cheated on, and we all know someone being cheated on right now. But we don’t say anything about it. We choose not to tell them. Why? Is it because we fear of getting in the middle? Or is it because we fear that if we tell that person, they won’t believe it anyway, leaving us looking like a jealous a-hole?

Cheating is different for men than it is for women. Women cheat because they are lacking something in their relationship, they don’t feel loved or appreciated so they seek that from another man. It’s all based on emotion and a happy girl will hardly ever stray. But this is not the case with men, happy men stray all the time.

Men cheat because they can. They know that we won’t do anything about it. They aren’t missing anything in their relationship, in fact most of the time they really do love their girlfriends. But it’s just about sex. They don’t care about the girls they have relations with, they just cheat because they can.

Their world doesn’t stop, they don’t feel bad about it, and they certainly don’t feel any differently about you. Their life just goes on as if it never happened. They have some sort of on/off cheating switch when it comes to this. They are able to be so deceptive yet they can go back to being that loving boyfriend after the dirty deed has been done.

But please, don’t get it twisted. Women are not so innocent in this either. It takes two to tango hunny! If these “side chicks” had more respect for themselves, men wouldn’t be able to cheat, it wouldn’t even be a possibility for them. But there’s always going to be those women out there that are willing to be the side-screw and have no hard feelings about it.

The Successful Cheater: You might be in a “happy” relationship right now, meanwhile your partner has OTHER partners. Well congrats, you’re being successfully cheated on. But what are some of the signs?

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Hidden Facebook Relationship Status.

Yes you’re probably in most of their photos so you think this is okay, but it is easy to tell someone, “Oh that’s just my ex, I haven’t gotten to delete those old photos yet.”

A whole laundry list of sexual encounters prior to you.

Please don’t try to tell me that your once overly-promiscuous partner has turned over a new leaf and stays faithful to only you. A person that will sleep with practically anything with a pulse doesn’t tend to have many morals. So don’t think that for one millisecond that they can change. Because chances are, they can’t. And they will continue to do so behind your back.

Random names of the same sex in their contacts.

For instance, your cheating boyfriend isn’t going to put his new fling “Rachel” in his contacts. He’s going to put her under the name “Bob from work” and call it a day. Meanwhile he doesn’t even know a Bob and he doesn’t even have a job. I mean come on.

Wherever they go, their phone goes with them.

If they are seeing someone behind your back, they are not going to leave their phone alone with you. So if the next time your girlfriends phone rings and she busts through the plate glass in the shower to get to it before you do, there you go.

If your partner spends way more time with their friends than they do with you, chances are they are probably up to no good.

If they love you and are faithful to you, then they want to be with you as much as possible, period.

Everyone you know always has something negative to say about them.

Chances are, they know something that you don’t. And instead of telling you the truth, they beat around the bush with it because they know you wouldn’t believe it if it came down to it.

The root of the issue at hand is respect. A person that cheats doesn’t respect their partner, that’s the bottom line. And the women and men willing to be the “side piece” have no self-respect. Instead of demanding to be the ONLY one, they settle with being the OTHER one.

Then we have the people who literally do not have the slightest clue what is going on behind their back because they choose to ignore the signs and live by the phrase, “Ignorance is Bliss.” But is ignorance bliss?? Maybe if we all just had some old fashioned respect for ourselves and each other, this wouldn’t be such a prominent issue.

Courtesy: Elite Daily

Problems with no Solutions

Syed Usman Haniel
Syed Usman Haniel

 Problems with no solutions

How many times have you noticed people driving their cars in a rage, often slapping the steering wheel and saying, “Oh! Its always buoy!” You may see a person walking in the street, no-one can bear to speak to him, he is so annoyed he keeps repeating, “Oh! It’s so hot!” If you were his colleague working in the same office, it would be a trial for you to have to see him every day. He always distracts you saying, “O man, the work is so much! Oh, when will they increase our salaries?” He arrives frowning and leaves resentful.

Sometimes, he complains of pains in his body or his son’s bad behaviour. In short, we should all realise that there are problems in our lives with absolutely no solution, and that the only way to deal with them is by taking things easy. Yes, enjoy your life! Beware of allowing your difficult situation to impact on your behaviour at work, with your children, your colleagues, etc. What have they done to deserve such punishment for problems which they played no part in, nor are able to provide solutions to? Do not let them associate grief and sadness with you each time they see or remember you.

This is why the Prophet forbade one from wailing over the dead, screaming, tearing up clothes, and shaving the head, etc. Why? Because the way to deal with the dead is by washing the body, covering it in a shroud, praying over it, then burying it in the grave and praying for the deceased. Screaming and wailing serves no purpose, except that it turns the joy of life into grief.

Once al-Ma’afi bin Sulayman was walking with his companion, and his companion turned to him, frowned and said, “How cold it is today!”

Al-Ma’afi said,“Have you warmed up now?’ “No”, he replied.

Al-Ma’afi said,“So what was the point of complaining? If you had glorified Allah, at least it would have been better for you.” And how accurate was his understanding and wisdom!

Live your life…

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Do not expose problems you are unaware of, and do not

expound on small matters. Simply continue to enjoy your life.

The Effect of Monotheism on Human Life

The Effect of Monotheism on Human Life

The Qur’an and the Holy Prophet declared that this universe was neither without (peace be upon him) a Lord nor was it jointly controlled by a set of deites. It had One Lord and Master, the Creator and Controller wielding complete and absolute power over it. The Qur’an announced: Lo! His is the Creation and the Command, (Al-Araf: 54) meaning that God was the Sole Creator, the Sole Originator, or, the Sole Creative Principle and everything around man was dependent on Him by virtue of its creation by Him. Yet to Him submitted whose is in the Heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly (Ali-Imran: 83), was a natural corollary of this declaration meaning that all things in nature, whether heavenly or earthly, bow down to His decrees and have perforce to submit to His Physical laws— so Exalted is he. So was it not incumbent on the creature possessing will and option to submit to Him willingly? Sincere and exclusive obeisance was due to God alone. He asks: Belongs not sincere religion to God? (Sad: 3)

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The natural consequences following from this belief was that the world was united through a Common Principle; a Universal Law ran through it. Man was led to acknowledge a unity of purpose, motive and law in the varied phenomena of nature which could also help him find meaning and significance in his own life since it was integral to the wisdom underlying the integrated nature of this universe.

The Prophet of Islam acquainted man with the clear and easy creed to the Unity of God which was satisfying and full of vitality since it took away all irrational fear from him. This simple creed made him self-reliant, courageous, rational and undoubting by removing the fear of everything else save that of His real Master and Lord. It was because of this creed that man came to recognise his Creator as the Supreme Power, as the Enricher and the Destroyer. This discovery meant a world of change for him; he could now see the unity of cause in the manifoldness of phenomena, was reassured of his pivotal position in the scheme of creation, became aware of his worth and dignity; in short, is acceptance of the serfdom of the One and only God made him the master of every other created being and object. As a vicegerent of God, he became aware of the exalted position allocated to him as the executor of the Will of God on earth. It was a concept previously unknown to the world.