EricJ wrote: Since "we" won't be the same "person" experiencing the suffering characteristic of lower rebirth, and since the only frame of reference "we" can have is our range of experience, why fear the pain and anguish of another realm which "we" will never consciously experience.
Aloka wrote:Personally I neither accept nor reject rebirth -and this enables me to practice in the present moment and leaves my mind free from pointless speculation.
Anicca wrote:Aloka wrote:Personally I neither accept nor reject rebirth -and this enables me to practice in the present moment and leaves my mind free from pointless speculation.
One may accept rebirth and also free the mind from pointless speculation, but great post none the less.
I guess if you feel it necessary to point that out on every thread where it may apply, you will be keeping yourself very busy on this website.
Goofaholix wrote:The way I see it if you experience a lower rebirth then you obviously have a lesson to learn, so be thankful for that and better get on and learn it. No point being in paradise if still clinging to delusion.
PeterB wrote:Well, whatever turns you on...
You can also listen or read Ajahn Jayasaro give a talk on the Buddha's teachings of Hiri-otappa
http://www.knowbuddhism.info/2009/01/hi ... asaro.html
We contemplate the teachings given by a Sammasambuddha - and by his arahant disciples ~ Those "who see things as they really are".
And gradually we come to accept those things which we find to be true and wholesome, and, having done this, we have the confidence and faith to put the more difficult things aside temporarily, until our understanding grows.
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