, condolencies that a light may have been extinguished from your sky - may there be other stars to fill the darkness.
As to the question of death - based heavily on my own Near Death Experience - there is nothing after death that is remotely accessible to the human experience. There are no senses, merely experience - that of overwhelming love, of a kind that trascends all possible explanation and comprehension.
None of this after death experience can be understood in mortal terms any more than an ant can understand art history.
There is also no judgement of any kind for any being - as with nature, all human action has purpose and you cannot punish nature.
Judgement is an issue for human societies, not for the dead.
(This particular point scares the hell out of a lot of people who seem to think that if there is no punishment, there is no reason to not do wrong - I say still such hearts from their foolishness and let them understand the wisdom of selflessness).
Also - death itself into afterlife ("Heaven") is no more an ending than birth. Infinite stages of reality move in all directions (a meaningless concept after death). We move on as drops of consciousness, reuniting with the source, that in itself is like an ocean to be rejoined with - the great ocean that is the Consciousness of God. We part again to experience some other aspect of existence within the physical realm (and other places too strange to mention).
We are therefore the whole, the Mind of God experiencing It's own creation, exploring it's own realty, as we move through life to return to GodHead.
Every living thing is a part of this Ocean of Life - and even some things most people would not consider living.
This Ocean is God, Great Spirit, Prime Mover, Universal Consciousness, All Compassionate and Infinite Whole.
Heaven is a state of selfless co-existence within a wider state of Godhood, that frees us from these tiny restrictive shells we call the physical flesh.
Unbound your mind from the shell and it is impossibly huge, and the human experience impossibly small. All things held dear in human terms become entirely different issues beyond this life of ours.
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