Zen On Afterlife

Zen is very pragmatic and down to earth. It is essentially a practice or experience, not a theory or dogma. There is no philosophy or faith that followers of Zen must adhere to. It’s very different to Christianity or Islam.

The answers to the questions of what happens after death and where life comes from are not important to Zen. What matters more is the here and now, not the afterlife.

The important perspective to embrace from Zen Buddhism is that no-one is able to tell us what happens after death because the question is impossible to answer. Life is a dream, a grand illusion through which we perceive reality through the filter of our personality, experiences and ego.

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