the great rebirth debate

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Postby Rahula » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:26 pm

The great rebirth debate
When will this debate end?

Only when you, yourself witness it.

If a child in your family talked about a previous life and if you could find information about that previous life, then you will start believing it. It had happened to me and now I know it as a fact of life.

Good luck for all of you who are still waiting for evidence.

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The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors

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Postby Rahula » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:42 pm

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This Indian boy remember his previous life as a boy of another village who had put his hand into the blades of a fodder chopping machine and had its fingers amputated.

What can we learn from this?
The boy may had lost his fingers as a akusala karma vipaka. It seems like he had not fully suffered his akusala karma vipaka. So here again in this lifetime also he has to suffers the same akusala karma vipaka until he suffer it fully. In his previous life he had to suffer the pain of loosing his fingers. In this lifetime he doesn't has to suffer loosing fingers part as he had already suffered it. But he still has to suffer living a full lifetime without fingers part of the suffering as he was born without fingers. It looks like same karma vipaka had come from previous life to this life as a continuous flow, along with karma.

Isn't it an amazing example of how karma works?

Buddha just discovered how life system works. Whether you believe it or not it's the way it works. There are evidence every where around you, but you don't see them, as you are not looking for it.

Please don't waste your precious human life this time. You don't know what you will become next.
If you don't believe rebirth, please actively look for evidence. Go find those children as Dr. Stevenson did and talk to them. Talk to many as you can. Please don't just sit there as non believers even without trying to find it out. Endless arguments on a forum will not do it for you. No matter how hard we try, you will not feel like believing what others say. It's not easy to change your beliefs until you find some hard evidence.

If you don't achieve right view in this life time, you may never get a second chance.


Look at following images also.
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Severely malformed ear (microtia) in a Turkish boy who said that he remembered the life of a man who was fatally wounded on the right side of the head by a shotgun discharged at close range.
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young girl with a prominent scar circumnavigating her head that remembers the life of a man who died during a skull surgery procedure

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Pic1 & Pic2: http://www.sinor.ru/~che/birthmarks.htm
Pic3: http://beforeitsnews.com/science-and-te ... 74723.html

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Well, it would be argument fallacy to try to prove that reincarnation exists only because Siddhartha said so. However, we can prove that englightened being, Siddhartha, said that there is reincarnation - migration from one realm to another.

IMHO, reincarnation better be true, otherwise I'm missing a lot and numbing my arse for no reason!

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