Saturday, 5 November 2016



'Reincarnation/Rebirth: Embodiment in a subsequent life.

The same person is not reborn but the mind follows its unenlightened habit to think that things are real. It consolidates itself in a new life according to the karma which has been built up through actions, words and thoughts and this mind experiences a new world accordingly.

Normally a reincarnation happens involuntarily but can also happen consciously on the basis of good wishes for the benefit of beings, if the nature of mind has been recognized and to a great extent.'

-- Quoted from 'The Way Things Are' by Lama Ole Nydahl.

See also, if You wish: Better Reincarnation, Phowa.

1 comment:

  1. 'A word of caution on the subject of 'Reincarnation' This is because the notion of the 'Reincarnation or Transmigration' of the soul does not exist in the Buddhism teachings however the Lord Buddha taught about 'Rebirth'. Reincarnation or Transmigration is widely found in the name of Atman or Soul which is said the most interesting in the Bhagvad Gita teachings which strongly emphazised on the nitya (always), sasvatah (permanent) and purana (very ancient) however is not found in the Buddhism teachings. May all beings leave sufferings.

    Namo Buddhaya.'

    -- Quoted a comment from a Buddhist facebook group: 'Buddhist Wisdom Hall'.