Bhikkhus, I do not see any other order of living beings so diversified as those in the animal realm. Even those beings in the animal realm have been diversified by the mind, yet the mind is even more diverse than those beings in the animal realm.
“Therefore, bhikkhus, one should often reflect upon one’s own mind thus: ‘For a long time this mind has been defiled by lust, hatred, and delusion.’ Through the defilements of the mind beings are defiled; with the cleansing of the mind beings are purified.
“Suppose, bhikkhus, an artist or a painter, using dye or lac or turmeric or indigo or crimson, would create the figure of a man or a woman complete in all its features on a well-polished plank or wall or canvas. So too, when the uninstructed worldling produces anything, it is only form that he produces; only feeling that he produces; only perception that he produces; only volitional formations that he produces; only consciousness that he produces.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
"And what is the result of sensuality? One who wants sensuality produces a corresponding state of existence, on the side of merit or demerit. This is called the result of sensuality. (...)
"And what is the result of feeling? One who feels a feeling produces a corresponding state of existence, on the side of merit or demerit. This is called the result of feeling. (...)
"And what is the result of fermentations? One who is immersed in ignorance produces a corresponding state of existence, on the side of merit or demerit. This is called the result of fermentations. (...)
And what is the result of action? The result of kamma is of three sorts, I tell you: that which arises right here & now, that which arises later [in this lifetime], and that which arises following that. This is called the result of kamma. (...)
It looks like habitual actions, delight in specific perceptions and feelings and pleasures has a power of determining a new set of 5 holding aggregates. There is no description neither explanation, how rebirth comes about, it is matter of saddha. However familiarity with Rupert Seldrake theory may at least provide some working theory.
http://www.sheldrake.org/research/morph ... troduction
In the hypothesis of formative causation, discussed in detail in my books A New Science of Life and The Presence of the Past, I propose that memory is inherent in nature. Most of the so-called laws of nature are more like habits.
This theory operates rather on level of spices, but we may assume that in fact each individual has his own field provided by the mind where an artist or a painter, using dye or lac or turmeric or indigo or crimson, creates the figure of a man or a woman complete in all its features …
This is only suggestion, it does not mean that I do hold such an ideas, in fact I do not hold any ideas about rebirth, I only believe in it.
The man who wants to avoid grotesque collapses should not look for anything to fulfill him in space and time.
Nicolás Gómez Dávila