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Is Rebirth Speculation?

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Is Rebirth Speculation?

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Re: Is Rebirth Speculation?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:31 am

Greetings DarkDream,

He says, they're speculative for him, because he cannot personally prove or disprove them.

Certainly, rebirth is a view... it just happened to be one that the Buddha classified as Right View.

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Re: Is Rebirth Speculation?

Postby genkaku » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:14 pm

With no disrespect towards any, I think that rebirth is just a matter of fact for anyone who cares to observe their lives. A fact is just something like, "the sky is blue." No one sits around all day worrying that the sky is blue or believing that the sky is blue. There are chores to do.

To my mind, yesterday is gone and cannot be grasped or recaptured. Yesterday, I was X, but today I am Y. And the same goes for every moment and even fraction of a moment. And, by extension, if anyone wants to use time to speculate about it, perhaps I was an aardvark or a belly dancer or a tulku with a tall hat in some other time or place. Such speculations or even assured knowledge may support or inform this moment -- may encourage a nourishing and clear-headed lifestyle -- but that lifestyle and effort only occur in this moment ... the moment when the sky is blue.

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