We had a symposium "Meeting death" in the Tsukiji Hongwanji temple on March 25. The room of the symposium was full. Thank you for coming.
At the symposium, research fellows of the Jodo Shinshuu Studies and Research center did lectures of thoughts of Buddhism about death. We all must be dead someday. Thus, contemplating death means contemplating lives.
I talked about time between death and rebirth based on the Abhidharmakosa , it was written by Vasubandhu (A.D. 4th - 5th century ), he was one of the most famous Buddhist priest in India.
The Abhidharmakosa tells us that dead beings connect relation for rebirth between death and rebirth. It means that dead beings affect living beings. We can little recognize effects of dead beings. But, it is not that dead beings have no effects.