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Now you say - what about the Dalai Lama and such reincarnated masters - they are wise, practiced, compassionate and strong enough to INTEND a specific collection of aggregates into the next live. The vow of the bodhisattva is to "keep coming back until all beings are enlightened."
Sure there is... as a Christian you just choose not to acknowledge it
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Deetermined
Jehovah witness believe that every person that ever lived will be remade in the flesh to live a 2ed life.
originally posted by: gallop
a reply to: Hecate666
I actually agree with this. If I were to be inclined to consider that we came from, and return to, something.
I guess my point was, where does this thing that is considered a soul, come from.. if it is birth, wherever it goes, surely is a crowded place. Giving us a place in the 'afterlife'..
Or do we come from the infinity of nothingness, to exist for a brief time, only to return to an infinite nothingness...
It removes the burden of belief. And denies us hope.. but I think, ultimately more realistic..
originally posted by: halfoldman
Some have mentioned Buddhism, and the same for Hinduism.
In fact you're reincarnating right now and changing bodies, in my case from a tiny baby at birth to an old man (if I continue long enough).
You've already changed bodies considerably in one life time - you don't even have to wait for death and rebirth.
But... Why is there never any mention of life before birth? ? Not really a discussion point, I guess... more I just want someone to think about it, and have a very good reply.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: gallop
Nothing in my source of faith suggests there was a life before birth.