Author Topic: Impermanence and Death  (Read 469 times)

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Re: Impermanence and Death
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2017, 07:11:00 pm »
Almost all of us cannot confirm whether there is rebirth, and hence we cannot say whether there is life after death, whether death is final.

I think it's possible.

I've been taught that our so-called life - the span of our existence - is a series of moments, one after another and driven by karma.  This is often likened to a strip of movie film with each frame being a moment.  There really is no connection between frames, it just occurs so fast that it seems like it.  Each moment is born and dies and this is followed by another moment which is born and dies.

Our birth is is a moment and our death is a moment.  Both are driven by karma.  What happens when a moment dies?  Another moment is born.

When karma ends, so does the next moment.

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Re: Impermanence and Death
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2017, 09:42:11 pm »
Almost all of us cannot confirm whether there is rebirth, and hence we cannot say whether there is life after death, whether death is final....
Nobody can confirm but self clinging to permanence may find pseudo-reasons to confirm for itself a truth of re-birth.
Pondering over the truth or non-truth of re-birth is a typical instance of fixating on the 'finger that is pointing to the moon' instead of ignoring the finger once the moon is seen. The concept of re-birth may entail an openness of mind, a non-fixation on the phenomena experienced in life, a panoramic vista which is 'the moon'. Once 'the moon' is seen the finger, re-birth, is irrelevant.
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