This is great, I love zen buddhism, I don't agree with their belief of what happens when you die, it is as illogical as heaven, that is when you obtain "enlightenment".
Hmm getting off subject, but whatever...it is quite sad really.
The goal of life IS to obtain enlightenment, that "nirvana". But when we die we are born again, the sad thing is that most of those who obtain it
lose it, and there is not a wide acceptance of achieving it, meaning you've lost it for the next life.
I think buddhism should recognize that when you die you are reborn, regardless of enlightenment or not. And then it would be the perfect religion,
because it would be rudamentary. Not trying to predect what happens when you die or such. It just recognizes the fact that you don't cease to
Why isn't there a religion that doesn't believe in a heaven or hell? Why isn't there simply a religion that believes in life, and what happens
afterwards is of less concern, because you can not cease to exist! Therefore all that matters is making life as enlightened as possible, for all.