What happens to our spirits/souls after out last incarnation?

johntoh's picture

What is the determining factor? I'd assume it's after the Universe feels our spirits are evolved enough, and has learned all the lessons to learn.

What happend later? Do we get to create our own Universe else where? Do we become spirit guides?

I guess the possibilities are endless...

Care to share??

Love & Light!

skip and demaria

This debate is kind of funny. Skip, you accuse De Maria of being insensitive, and then turn around and pull some very slanted information about Buddha from the internet that not all Buddhists would agree with, and then at the end suggest Christianity is founded on a guy who followed or studied Buddha. How is your insensitivity any worse than De Maria's? Respond to De Maria's arrogance by upping the ante?

And De Maria--you're speaking boldly about Jesus: He claimed to be God; He claimed infallibility. Etc. Etc. What you are doing is taking the interpretation of your orthodox Christianity and assuming those are central tenants of Jesus or of Christianity. Plus, your comparisons are totally irrelevant--since Buddha didn't teach or believe in God, it's foolish to compare Jesus and Buddha on that score; Buddha taught in a different religious system, and so the "negative" comparisons you make only reveal your unfamiliarity with the actual issues. It's like saying "Buddha wasn't Jewish; Jesus was." Yes, there are religious implications in that sentence, but it only points to different socio-religious contexts, not to religious error or religious superiority.

Also, when you engage in interfaith conversation with someone, it is not always a good idea to argue for degrees of historicity--just because Buddha's biographies are more ahistorical than Christ's does not mean that Christ's biographies are aren't ahistorical at all. Being potentially less misinformed is not a convincing argument.

You search the scriptures;
For in them ye think ye have eternal life:
These are those which testify of me.
But ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
(John 5.39-40)