Test tube baby fertilisation

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What does that tell you about gandhabba?

This is what I found from the internet.

According to the commentary of this sutta, the use of the word gandhabba doesn't refer to a celestial Deva, but a being enabled to be born by its karma. It is the state of a sentient being between rebirths.
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form wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:44 pm What does that tell you about gandhabba?

This is what I found from the internet.

According to the commentary of this sutta, the use of the word gandhabba doesn't refer to a celestial Deva, but a being enabled to be born by its karma. It is the state of a sentient being between rebirths.
What about IVF babies?
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Ceisiwr wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:46 pm What about IVF babies?
Is it agaisnt teachings of Karma ?
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asahi wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:17 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:46 pm What about IVF babies?
Is it agaisnt teachings of Karma ?
Probably not. It just give support that the term is a condition where rebirth occur where the karmic energies end up at a certain place.
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Ceisiwr wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:46 pm
form wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:44 pm What does that tell you about gandhabba?

This is what I found from the internet.

According to the commentary of this sutta, the use of the word gandhabba doesn't refer to a celestial Deva, but a being enabled to be born by its karma. It is the state of a sentient being between rebirths.
What about IVF babies?
Compare it with the conditions stated by the Buddha when test tube technology wasn't available.
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There's no way to cheat kamma, or go against kamma. It just happens. Test tube baby or natural baby, the result is the same.

On a personal note, IVF (test tube baby) is a wonderful thing for people who can't have a baby the normal way.
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According to Buddhist teaching, there are many ways birth can happen and fertilisation is another way.
So what eve the teaching has no impact by it.
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