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Offline depacote

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People who have rebirthed
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:30:14 am »
I want to know if there have been people who have rebirthed who could recognize their previous selves, ex. have looked into who they were previously and found a dead person who they remember being. Also they were able to find some proof, i.e. remembering something about the person that they could not have known.

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Re: People who have rebirthed
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 11:58:36 am »
I want to know if there have been people who have rebirthed who could recognize their previous selves, ex. have looked into who they were previously and found a dead person who they remember being. Also they were able to find some proof, i.e. remembering something about the person that they could not have known.

You could try googling Dr. Ian Stevenson, who I believe did some research in this area.

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Re: People who have rebirthed
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 05:58:05 pm »
Isn't rebirth the process of wandering through the 31 planes of existence? I know I've spent most of the eon in preta loka, but I've also visited the asura loka, the deva loka and the brahma levels until finally attaining nibbana.

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Re: People who have rebirthed
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 12:52:58 am »
Isn't rebirth the process of wandering through the 31 planes of existence? I know I've spent most of the eon in preta loka, but I've also visited the asura loka, the deva loka and the brahma levels until finally attaining nibbana.

So please tell us what these lokas are like.

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Re: People who have rebirthed
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 09:01:55 am »
Isn't rebirth the process of wandering through the 31 planes of existence? I know I've spent most of the eon in preta loka, but I've also visited the asura loka, the deva loka and the brahma levels until finally attaining nibbana.

So please tell us what these lokas are like.

I might have gotten the wrong idea of what a loka is. Sorry about that.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2016, 10:12:59 pm by Solodris »

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Re: People who have rebirthed
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 11:38:16 pm »
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So please tell us what these lokas are like.

The Jhanas are a state of total awareness, a collected mind, the other six are states of desire, the sensuous realm, this includes the deva realm. Allow lobha, dosa or moha to manifest and you will see what these lower states are like.
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Re: People who have rebirthed
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2016, 01:10:39 pm »
depacote:  Aside from The Buddha, there are few of whom I have heard who cite literal rebirths.  Buddha, in "The Dhammapadda" and "The Jataka Tales" is described in many rebirths in the animal realms, the hell realms, the god realms, and lastly in the human realm in which he attained unbinding, release and enlightenment.  In The Suttas he cites many examples of rebirth of not only himself, but of others, explaining why various aspects of their fortunes and misfortunes are so.  I would begin with studying Buddha's life / lives and then expand your research from there to others, including more contemporary citations of rebirth.  Apparently these are very common in The Tibetan Monastic Community beginning with HHDL (His Holiness The Dhali Lama).

If your concern is disbelief in literal rebirth, then reserve your judgment until you can verify and validate rebirth(s) for yourself.  You don't have to take anyone's word for it.

Jataka Tales:    http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/kawasaki/bl142.html

Dhammapada:  http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.intro.budd.html

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