After death it makes sense to me that our souls spend time reflecting on the quality of our decisions during our embodied lives.
Opinion: This is a good article but has a few issues and a point I would disagree with:
- Hinduism does not universally agree that the soul loses identity by merging with God. Some schools believe that the soul maintains individuality. If interested see Sankara vs Ramanuja.
- Christianity likewise has a pretty wide degree of variance with regard to the nature of heaven. Years ago I talked with a Pentecostal who believed he would have a house and a cat in heaven, just like on Earth. Others lean toward the idea that on Earth we only see through a glass darkly, and that the nature of heaven is too grand for us to imagine. Myself, I often use the analogy of an embryo being unable to imagine the complexity and scope of the world he or she is about to be born into.
- There’s no mention of saints and their intercession, which for me is key to understanding the link yet differences between heaven and Earth.