I tried to send these 2 questions to a monk some time ago, but have gotten
no answer. Anyone may respond.
Long intro but short questions at bottom.
I asked a buddhist some time ago a question. I got an answer, but it wasn't
totally clear, at least a friend of mine got a different interpretation of
the answer than I did.
So in order to make as sure as possible that my questions are as clear as
possible, enabling the answers to become equally clear, I have written
a piece of text below.
First I present some definitions, then I state some considerations,
and finally ask my questions below.
In order to make my questions more clear, I first state some definitions.
Without definitions, the response may lose some meaning to me, so I hope
my definitions are as clear as possible, in all their fuzziness.
Fixed Point = The concept a "fixed point" is a loose concept. A "fixed point"
is meant to refer to the concept that something can be defined.
Something is defined from a certain viewpoint. My questions need
some "fixed points" in order to make any sense.
Physical = That something is "physical" is a Fixed Point. Anything which
repeatedly can be detected by science in terms of particle or
quantum physics is regarded to be "physical", be it atoms
(neutrons, electrons, protons), light or electromagnetism
(photons), radiation (various particles including neutrinos),
higher order particles (higgs, other bosons, leptons, hadrons),
anti-matter (positrons, etc), dark matter and dark energy
(well, unknown so far, but measurable). Particles have
wave nature, too.
Non-Physical = Something _not_ "physical". The Non-Physical can be regarded
as a Fixed Point, but it is less well defined compared to
the Physical. The Non-Physical is for example souls/spirits
or astral worlds.
In-Between State = The bardo state between incarnations. This state is
regarded to be Non-Physical.
Consciousness = A mind/spirit/soul which is Non-Physical and over time
moves between incarnations and In-Between States. When I
use the words "person" or "human" for someone in the
In-Between State, I usually refer to the Non-Physical
Physical/Non-Physical Interaction = There is some interaction between
the Physical and the Non-Physical.
I don't know how the interactions works,
I just assume the interaction exists,
otherwise incarnations and spirit
possessions would not be possible.
(A.) If my Definitions above are invalid or can be improved in any way, you
are free to make any changes in order to enhance your answers.
(B.) If there is a clear risk of misconcepts, the Fixed Point concept may
have to be changed. For example, if there are no Fixed Points regardless
of viewpoint, it may be unclear to me what answer I have got.
Can a human, after death, get stuck in the In-Between State for several years?
Can a human in the Physical (in incarnation), help a stuck person (who is
in the In-Between State) become un-stuck? Un-Stuck = meaning that the
(previously) stuck person can now move on (possible to another incarnation)?