A Question about Rebirth

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Re: A Question about Rebirth

Postby Lazy_eye » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:19 pm

Individual post-mortem rebirth aside, sentient beings in general continue to be born. The process of birth, life and death continues, irrespective of whether it happens to any one individual once or multiple times. Judging by the news and simply observing one's personal experience, it is clear we are heavily affected by greed, hatred and delusion, for which Dhamma is an antidote. In the future, we may succeed in colonizing other parts of the universe, bringing with us our afflictions.

Again, putting aside this one question, is the course of sentient life aided by following the Buddha's teachings, or no? If everyone on the planet learned to practice anapanasati or satipatthana, or simply followed the five precepts, or contemplated impermanence and the ephemeral quality of "Self", would this be a net benefit, or would it make no difference?

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Re: A Question about Rebirth

Postby Heaviside » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:11 pm

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Re: A Question about Rebirth

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Re: A Question about Rebirth

Postby Heaviside » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:20 am

I found this discussion of rebirth to be quite interesting:

http://justalittledust.com/blog/?p=503

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Re: A Question about Rebirth

Postby daverupa » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:27 am

Perhaps; not in this sub-forum...

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Re: A Question about Rebirth

Postby Nyorai » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:17 am

ImageTo become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self.Image

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