@radman62 think of when we go to another body it is like changing clothes inside we are still the same. And it is very logical as it is energy changing from one form to the next and energy cannot be destroyed
. Well I do believe in future rebirths, that is so fundamental to our teachings. If there was no reincarnation I would just party like crazy in this life and indulge why? While it lasts I presume why not enjoy myself to the max?
@lonesome yogurt The first two lines of your signature is cool and refers to the 8 worldly concerns, did you come across any sutta that talks about the 8 verses of mind transformation
Eight Verses of Thought Transformation
With the thought of attaining Enlightenment
For the welfare of all beings,
Who are more precious than a wish–fulfilling jewel,
I will constantly practise holding them dear.
Whenever I am with others,
I will practise seeing myself as the lowest of all,
And from the very depths of my heart
I will respectfully hold others as supreme.
In all actions I will examine my mind
And the moment a disturbing attitude arises,
Endangering myself or others,
I will firmly confront and avert it.
Whenever I meet a person of bad nature,
Overwhelmed by negative energy and intense suffering,
I will hold such a rare one dear
As if I’ve found a precious treasure.
When others out of jealousy,
Mistreat me with abuse, slander and so on,
I will practise accepting defeat
And offering the victory to them.
When someone I have benefited and in whom
I have placed great trust hurts me very badly,
I will practise seeing that person
As my supreme teacher.
In short, I will offer directly and indirectly
Every benefit and happiness to all beings, my mothers.
I will practise in secret taking upon myself
All their harmful actions and sufferings.
Without these practices being defiled
By the stains of the eight worldly concerns,
By perceiving all phenomena as illusory,
I will practise without grasping to release all beings
From the bondage of the disturbing unsubdued mind and karma.
full article is here http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-ri ... ation.html