Buddhism is preaches on the Eternity of Life. To put in another perspectives, our what we call the "self", which is and integral part of cosmic life, will continue to exist eternally and only our bodies our will decay and it will go,not in some mythical heaven, but it will merge back to the universal life. That "self" is the entity of life. Our President Josei Toda once stated that the universe is life itself, and that life, together with the universe, is eternal and evrlasting", and but will take place when conditions are conducive to its reappearence in the forms of its earthly phenomenal world where does life itself is in "active" state where both physical and spiritual aspects as vital manifestations of the life force that is inherent in the cosmos itself and they are one and inseparable.(see also my post below on science..bodies and minds). He also said:
" Just as we sleep and wake and then sleep again; we live and die and then live again, maintaining our life eternally. He also stated " when we wake up in the morning, we resume our activities based on the same mind as the precious day. In the same way, in each new existance we are destined to live based on the result of the Karmic causes(see also my post below on the Buddhist concept of Life) created in our previous lives ". Another also he stated:
" I don't think it's correct to say that our lives grow forth from something like buds or shoots on a tree(as universe).Let's suppose the water in this tea of cup in front of me is the universe. When the wind blows, it creates ripples on the water's surface. Those ripples are our lives. They also represesnt one of the workings of the Life of the universe(Mystic LAw). Therefore if the wind disappears, the ripples too, will disappear and the water will return to it's original state ".
In other words, he says, when we liken the universe to the ocean our lives are like the waves that appear and disappear on the surface of the ocean of the universe. The waves and the ocean are not separate entities.What Mr Toda was saying is that waves are but part of the ongoing activity of the ocean.
British philosopher Alan Watts(1915-1973) said:
" There is no separate "yuo" to get something out the universe. As the ocean "waves" so the universe "peoples", What we therefore see as "death" empty space or nothingness(this is what we call the concept of "KU" or other terms a passive state) is only the trough between the crest of this endless waving ocean of life ".
Mystic- signifies man is a mysterious being.
LAW- signifies man representing the LAw of
various activities and phenomena.
Man himself represents Mystic Law. The actual entity of Mystic LAw. Mystic means how mysterious is our Life-the harmony of Flesh and bones, the cell division, nerve activities etc. LAw we can produce in our body vitamins, sugar, and hormones as if it were medicine factory. In this sense, MYSTIC LAW represents the mainspring of our life activities. Mystic LAw the basic law of all phenomena in the universe and the entity of occurences.It is the various kind of phenomena changing every moment in the universe. It maybe termed according to modern usage, universal life. People, today, tend to think that all things are made up of but of phenomena. Phenomena indeed represents the LAW and it pertains to the Law of Life itself and as we call it Mystic LAw.
If we ask ourselves what kind of existence are we? Are we under the influence of the law of the universe?
What do you think?