The Process of Rebirth

Ajahn Brahm talks about Rebirth and how the mind will work in this process.

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25 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    To divide the Buddhists into schools is regarded as schism

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Well, the idea is much older than that, actually. Even some pagan
    traditions predating Jesus (by a LONG shot) have the idea. In fact, didn’t
    it come into Judaism via the Persian religion? I believe the ancient
    Egyptians had some form of it as well… Not sure about the Hindu concept.
    They might have it on their own, or it might have come from the Persians as
    well. Either way, I’ve found that Hell is more of a state of mind than
    anything else, if you think about it deeply. 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    The interesting thing about the words “ego”, “self” & “transcendental” is
    that these special words can always be mixed and matched in any way to come
    up with sentences that sound extremely profound. That is, until someone
    digs deeper into the sentence and starts asking questions.

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    totally agree with your way of thinking! life, death; rebirth life death;
    rebirth…

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    I find this “simile” of the mango extremely inappropriate. We *know* what
    the connection is between the old mango and the new mango. The connection
    is that they share much of the same DNA, and the DNA is what creates a
    great deal of what they are. But this says *nothing whatsoever* about what
    is passed from one life to another so far as literal rebirth is concerned.
    What, exactly, leaves a dead body and goes into the creation of a new
    being, and how? Ajahn Brahm doesn’t answer the question.

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    In my view, reincarnation, or rebirth, happens each and every moment of our
    lives. A teacher is reborn in the student. I believe that is what Buddhism
    intends us to understand, but unfortunately this understanding has been
    lost.

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    That’s the only evidence you’ll ever have

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    The coward wants to run away but he is obviously scared that people will
    laugh at him if he does. If a fort is about to be attacked & say it has 100
    people, the coward will say – we are weak, not ready, the enemy is too
    numerous, too powerful – we should “withdraw”, regroup & fight when we are
    ready of course some see this for what it is – pure cowardness – so they
    refuse to go, they want to stand & fight But that’s a problem to the coward
    – if he leaves, taking those who believe in him along

  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    no

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    confabulator99, it is *suggested* that a person’s consciousness survives
    death. If this is the case then there should be some evidence for it. But
    there isn’t. You say that reincarnation is like the flame that moves to a
    new wick when the old candle burns out, but it doesn’t. The candle may
    light other candles while it is alight, but not after it has been
    extinguished.

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for fixing mic ; )

  12. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think you’re meant to think about it to that extent.

  13. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    The Buddha taught abhidhamma to his mother in tavatimsa(divine realm) and
    after the Budhha descended to the earth he taught his first diciple
    Sariputta Abdidhamma and in turn he taught that to 500 arahat. First
    council was held three months after Buddha entered parinibbana. 500 arahat
    including Buddha’s personnal attendant, Ananda, attended the council.
    Abhidhamma was recorded during the 1st council. It has formed part of the
    core teaching of the Buddhist today. TIPITAKA the sacred book

  14. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    I think the concept of”place” ( when you refferred to. “Hovering”) doesnt
    really apply here

  15. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    @hiKrittiya i have big respect to ajan brahm too but the buddha teach us
    not to believe everthing we hear in the kalama sutta. Reincarnation goes
    against the flow of cause and condition(idapacayata). Idapacayata means,
    because of this arise this, because of this doesn’t exist, this doens’t
    arise. My point is that our conciousness arise from our 6 sens
    conciousness(the body), if our 6 sens conciousness cease to function then
    our conciousness got to cease too.

  16. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Nice talk!!Hinduism,Buddhism,Jainism…Sanatana Dharma roxs

  17. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    beautiful

  18. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    If it was a trivial thing, we would not be hearing it today – the fact that
    it has existed now for close to 2,000 yrs is because it has been kept alive
    – i have come across supposedly intelligent, educated christians say they
    better be christian or else they might go to hell But actually my diatribe
    is against Hindus – some Hindus believe in Hell & heaven also & yes just
    like Buddhists fro a limited time I want to do away with that horrible
    concept – it’s a primitive, backward violent concept

  19. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    @ramaraksha01 you are aware that both Hindu and Buddhist cosmologies
    include a realm of hells, yes?

  20. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Check out Ajahn Brahm’s background first. You can find plenty of them on
    the internet He is respected by the Buddhist all over the world He was
    trained under an Eastern master for 9 years in forest tradition. The very
    respected tradition in Buddhism as they follow the original teaching of the
    Buddha. On top of that, they are meditation monks. The best of both worlds.
    Only those who meditate will know what Buddhism is about

  21. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    You make good points. However, what kind of evidence would you look for?
    Your memories, skills, personality may die with your body, yet raw
    consciousness may still survive and there’d be little evidence to show it.
    Keep in mind, just because there’s no evidence doesn’t mean a thing isn’t.
    There’s also little raw experimental evidence for string theory, yet many
    physicists “believe” in string theory because it explains incongruities and
    gaps in our current understanding of the universe.

  22. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Sure, that would mean that each one of us is almost definitely from another
    planet in our past life. It’s complete insanity.

  23. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Your sharings are the archor in the crazy world. There are too much
    distractions and commitments. I valued your simply explanation on deep
    concepts. Your simple way of life. Thanks with great appreciation.

  24. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Why do you presume that all the humans we’re seeing now were from our
    planet in their past lives? They could easily be from another planet or
    another realm. After all, it is stated in Buddhism that the universe itself
    is infinite.

  25. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    rohatsu, Hear hear! It’s nice! Does he seem tired to you?


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