Or is Pasadi just being Pasadi again?
Bear in mind that there is particular judgmenet and last judgement. at particular judegement the everything to that point is judged. At last judgement everything to the end of the world is judged. So if you left a water well and people drink water after your death you become in better standing. If you wrote poetry against God and people lost belief while you are departed you get into worse standing. So giving these to a Budhist temple where sick angels are praised for how many years can make your situation worse. So trash is best option in my opinion. I do see that you may be attached of them and that they are a part of your life, anyhow for future I believe is best option. That remainds me of my yoga books that I need to trash.
The concept of particular judgment and last judgment is Orthodox. When we die, we pass the particular judgment, after which we wait our final state either in angst because we are heading towards hell, or in joy because after the resurrection we will be in Paradise. Apparently, some believe you can still be saved in the last judgment if many people manifest love toward you praying for you to God. It makes sense to me, but I don't know if this "post mortem" salvation is a theological opinion or a bona fide Orthodox belief.
That sounds right. For example, you write an edifying book or do something good that lasts and after you're gone, people benefit and maybe some say, "God, remember the person who did this and grant him rest."
Likewise, you could create something evil that would harm people and create all sorts of problems. If you didn't repent, your suffering may increase.
Particular and Last Judgments are Orthodox beliefs. When we die, we go through the particular judgment, after which we wait our resurrection in anxious expectation of hell or joyfull waiting of Heaven. Apparently, if enough people have love for you to pray for God for mercy, there is still chance that you may be saved, even after death. That is certainly in 2 Maccabbees, where people had been slain for worshipping idols and still the living pray for their salvation:
But under the tunic of each of the dead they found amulets sacred to the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbids the Jews to wear. So it was clear to all that this was why these men had been slain. They all therefore praised the ways of the Lord, the just judge who brings to light the things that are hidden. Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out. The noble Judas warned the soldiers to keep themselves free from sin, for they had seen with their own eyes what had happened because of the sin of those who had fallen. He then took up a collection among all his soldiers, amounting to two thousand silver drachmas, which he sent to Jerusalem to provide for an expiatory sacrifice. In doing this he acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection of the dead in view; for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been useless and foolish to pray for them in death. But if he did this with a view to the splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from this sin.
2 Maccabees 12:40-46
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