Thursday, September 20, 2007

The After Life

Since the ancestors of Taiwan were, in fact, Chinese, the three belief systems of China have been carried over to Taiwanese. The three religious traditions of China that have been practiced in Taiwan are Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. These three are known as the “three teachings”. Each of these three religions have practitioners or priests. They are responsible for taking note of the religious calendar and let their fellow believers be informed of the religious events and prescribed rituals.

Taiwanese believe in reincarnation. They also believe in the Buddhist heaven and hell. They believe that before a person is reincarnated, he or she will go to either heaven or hell when they die. If the person lives a good life on Earth, he or she will be rewarded with a good life in heaven. If he or she lives a bad life on Earth, he or she will go to hell. A person's fate during reincarnation is determined by his or her past life. If he or she wants to have a better life after life, he or she must perform good deeds. They also believe that other people can save you from hell if special offerings and prayers are given to you.


  1. Wow nice post!
    I believe you have done great article. That was so inspiring for all people and especially for those had bad attitude. Maybe this is the right time for them to realize that if they will stay in bad attitude or live with bad life on this earth, he or she will go to hell. But if the person lives a good life, he or she will be rewarded with a good life in heaven. =)

  2. Is this different from that belief of being reincarnated as maybe an animal, plant or thing on your next life? Sam Noble