Death & Rebirth
Protected content is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die."
Why a thread on death and rebirth? Well, how can we really understand life if we don't understand death?
"Humans prepare for the future all their lives, yet meet the next life totally unprepared."
His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains:
"The actual experience of death is very important. Although how or where we will be reborn is generally dependent on karmic forces, our state of mind at the time of death can influence the quality of our next rebirth. So at the moment of death, in spite of the great variety of karmas we have accumulated, if we make a special effort to generate a virtuous state of mind, we may strengthen and activate a virtuous karma, and so bring about a happy rebirth."
And as Sogyal Rinpoche mentions in 'Glimpse of the Day':
"Looking into death needn't be frightening or morbid. Why not reflect on death when you are really inspired, relaxed, and comfortable, lying in bed, or on vacation, or listening to music that particularly delights you? Why not reflect on it when you are happy, in good health, confident, and full of well-being? Don't you notice that there are particular moments when you are naturally inspired to introspection? Work with them gently, for these are the moments when you can go through a powerful experience, and your whole worldview can change quickly. These are the moments when former beliefs crumble on their own, and you can find yourself being transformed."
Does soul exist. Has human being rebirth. Does human being get result on the basis of past good or bad deeds.?
The soul is a traveller which has assumed a temporary garment called the body, which it will use as means of transport to reach its destination. In other words, we have to be aware of the fact that we are here for a specific mission, and that is to release this soul from the web of this material world. We should get ourselves cleansed first. We should know that we are the way we wanted to be in the past, and we will be the way we want to be in the future. Everything action from your part sources from the mind. If we think wrong we will act wrong, and vice versa.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
"This day is a special day, it is yours.
Yesterday slipped away, it cannot be filled anymore with meaning.
About tomorrow nothing is known.
But this day, today, is yours, make use of it.
Today you can make someone happy.
Today you can help another.
This day is a special day, it is yours."