We sometimes talk about seeing someone who has passed away again, or the deceased being with other loved ones who have passed. How does this thinking fit in with Buddhist teachings?
To personalize death and seeing our loved ones after this earthly life is a common thought. There are all kinds of theories and writings on this topic. The bottom line is that we do not know.
No one has ever died and come back to tell us what happens after human death. So, in the spirit of the Oneness of all Life, if we can take comfort in thinking that we will be reunited with loved ones after death, I guess I cannot deny it.
The Oneness of all Life is the key teaching to understand. We are all interconnected and interdependent. Birth and death is all part of the Oneness.