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“Rebirth” found in 41 documents
Avoiding Worse Rebirths
How to Develop a Mind That Is Interested in Dharma The procedure here will be one of a dialogue, back and forth, of asking questions, because if I just sit here and lecture you, that is not of great benefit as we only have a few days. Whereas, if we ask questions and talk back...
Serkong Rinpoche Dialogues with Students about Lam-rim
Becoming Convinced of Reincarnation
An introduction to the Buddhist theory of reincarnation, or rebirth: logical reasoning for an intellectual understanding, and personal anecdotes for real conviction.
Karma & Rebirth
Buddhist Science, Psychology and Religion
I’ve been asked to speak this evening about “Why Buddhism?” which is of course a valid question, especially in the West, where we have our own religions, so why do we need Buddhism? I think it’s very important to understand that when we speak about Buddhism, we have many...
Developing Interest in Benefiting Future Lives
This text was written by Atisha, a great Indian master who lived about a thousand years ago. He had studied in Indonesia, the island of Sumatra; he’d made a long journey there, a very difficult journey. Buddhism had spread there long before and he went there particularly to...
Commentary on “Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” – Dr. Berzin
Dharma-Lite Versus the Real Thing Dharma
Dharma-Lite is Buddhism practiced to improve this lifetime alone, without belief in reincarnation; the Real Thing Dharma is the traditional presentation, which includes rebirth.
The Graded Path
Directing Rebirth: The Tibetan Tulku System
This evening I was asked to speak about how to direct our rebirths. This is not in the sense of being able to direct it so that we can be reborn in a nice comfortable villa by the sea and be wealthy and have lots of servants, but rather it’s in the context of the system that...
Do You Believe in Rebirth?
The remarkable behavior of small children identified as reincarnate lamas can serve as convincing evidence for rebirth.
Karma & Rebirth
Doctrinally Based Grasping for the Self of a Person
Review We have been speaking about incorrect consideration, and if we think in terms of incorrect consideration of “me,” a person, or a self, whether it’s with respect to ourselves or others, what’s incorrect here is to consider that there is a “me” that’s separate from a body...
Incorrect Consideration and Emptiness
Following Dharma and Avoiding Suffering
The way to avoid suffering is to hold ourselves back from acting out of ignorance, anger or greed.
The Graded Path
Generating Concern for Future Lifetimes
No Permanent Identity of “Me” from Lifetime to Lifetime Based on considering the previous points of analysis, and far more points that could be discussed, we gradually come to accept that we have had beginningless past lives and there will be endless future lives as well. Our...
Self-Transformation through the Lam-rim Graded Stages