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Title: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: Tirisilex on July 14, 2016, 06:52:39 pm
I'm a firm believer in reincarnation because I found the place where I had died in a past life and remember a lot about my past life. I would like to know if there is a practice to assure that you can become a Monk or a place where I can get full Dharma studies in my next life?
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: ECS on July 21, 2016, 06:40:08 pm
I'm a firm believer in reincarnation because I found the place where I had died in a past life and remember a lot about my past life. I would like to know if there is a practice to assure that you can become a Monk or a place where I can get full Dharma studies in my next life?

In my current mind you will reincarnate as like you said , you are a firm believer ......perhaps if one awaken to own existence , he realize he is emotion , he is desire / he is love / he is anger / he is fear etc ..... and he is constantly travelling in a natural process freeing emotion into a original state before existence , a state of nothingness ..... so if one hold on to the mind , one will always exist .... so if you created as faith of what you should be , you will be as what you hold on too and suffering is the nature of this path ............if you hold on to a burning iron , you will feel the pain as that is just natural .
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: Tirisilex on July 28, 2016, 09:08:52 am
So are you saying don't worry I'm on the path to be reborn as a Monk if I aspire and have faith in it?
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: Dairy Lama on July 29, 2016, 04:51:11 am
So are you saying don't worry I'm on the path to be reborn as a Monk if I aspire and have faith in it?

In the suttas being are said to be reborn according to their actions.  So basically if you do wholesome actions you will get a favourable rebirth.
In some schools more emphasis is placed on one's state of mind at the time of death, but of course that is all rather unpredictable.
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: stillpointdancer on July 29, 2016, 08:05:22 am
I'm a firm believer in reincarnation because I found the place where I had died in a past life and remember a lot about my past life. I would like to know if there is a practice to assure that you can become a Monk or a place where I can get full Dharma studies in my next life?

Isn't the whole point that we want to get off the wheel, that we want to get away from rebirths? If so, shouldn't we be trying to do it in this lifetime?
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: Tirisilex on July 29, 2016, 08:48:02 am
I'm a firm believer in reincarnation because I found the place where I had died in a past life and remember a lot about my past life. I would like to know if there is a practice to assure that you can become a Monk or a place where I can get full Dharma studies in my next life?

Isn't the whole point that we want to get off the wheel, that we want to get away from rebirths? If so, shouldn't we be trying to do it in this lifetime?

I have Bodhisattva Ideals.. I want to postpone Nirvana for the benefit of beings and keep coming back.
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: Dairy Lama on July 29, 2016, 11:55:47 am
I'm a firm believer in reincarnation because I found the place where I had died in a past life and remember a lot about my past life. I would like to know if there is a practice to assure that you can become a Monk or a place where I can get full Dharma studies in my next life?

Isn't the whole point that we want to get off the wheel, that we want to get away from rebirths? If so, shouldn't we be trying to do it in this lifetime?

I have Bodhisattva Ideals.. I want to postpone Nirvana for the benefit of beings and keep coming back.

Presumably then the best thing is to practice the paramitas as best you can?
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: Dblues8 on August 03, 2016, 08:41:19 pm
"I would like to know if there is a practice to assure that you can become a Monk or a place where I can get full Dharma studies in my next life?"

Simply having the want and intention will help put you there.

Vipassana meditation is the best thing you can do.  Once you hit Nirvana for the first time and become a Sotappana it will at most take you 7 more lifetimes to be done (becoming an arahant)

however...


There is a stage prior to becoming a Suttapanna.  It is called sula-sottappana.  Feel free to google it.  If you hit this stage, you will become a regular Sottapanna within 7 lifetimes at most.

This stage is very attainable and is best done through Vipassana meditation.  Doing a regular half hour or hour meditation a day is not enough. You must occasionally take Meditation Retreats that will allow you to dig very deep.

I suggest this site, it is very strong

www.dhamma.org (http://www.dhamma.org)

good luck
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: Reformed1 on August 06, 2016, 08:30:27 pm
Reincarnation is the only problematic belief in Buddhism, in my view. It strikes me as pure delusion, unfalsifiable, an unnecessary superstition, prone to producing fraud.
Of course, in every other respect I find Buddhism bursting with truth and clear insights.
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: stillpointdancer on August 07, 2016, 03:20:54 am
Reincarnation is the only problematic belief in Buddhism, in my view. It strikes me as pure delusion, unfalsifiable, an unnecessary superstition, prone to producing fraud.
Of course, in every other respect I find Buddhism bursting with truth and clear insights.

Good point. You can cheerfully ignore reincarnation, and Buddhism will still work- as long as we understand that the Buddha developed a path that makes enlightenment possible for us all.
Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: WesternDragon on August 07, 2016, 09:53:29 am
As believes of reincarnation is there anything written that would explain the growing population of all things?  If death transcends one into a new existence then it would stand to reason that all things should remain in equal population as in the mosquito population needs to diminish for the human population to grow for example.   


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Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: WesternDragon on August 07, 2016, 09:54:01 am
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Title: Re: Path to a favorable rebirth?
Post by: Amorphos on September 20, 2016, 12:35:20 am
Tirisilex, you wrote:

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I'm a firm believer in reincarnation...

I have Bodhisattva Ideals.. I want to postpone Nirvana for the benefit of beings and keep coming back.

The Buddha did not teach “reincarnation”, he taught punabbhava. It might be better to learn the Dhamma first, what was actually taught by the Buddha, as the beginning step.
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