I've posted about my experiences with meditation and Vajrayana Buddhism before on ATS. Reincarnation was, at one time, a subject that really worried
and mystified me. I spent a couple of years early in my Buddhist experience very perplexed about reincarnation. Reincarnation, rebirth in
over and over again, is the fundamental reason for Buddhism and Hinduism.
I had had a couple of meditation induced memories that made me think that perhaps I had been someone else in another, past, life. These were very odd
dreams that seemed to have no connection with my present life.
One time, as a result of meditation, I had a dream of being in my mother's arms, really a memory
of being in my mother's arms as a very young
child, breast feeding and thinking, within the memory, "I got lucky this time
There are other things, but they are crowned by a blessing I received from a very, very great lama. He visited our center once and my guru must have
spoken to him about my puzzlement and anxiety about reincarnation. He gave me some instructions and afterward, when I went to sleep, I had a vivid
dream of . . . my own conception.
The process, from the other side
. The conditions and what I did in order to be born.
That's all I can say about that.
There are people who are greater than politicians and movie stars and rock stars in this world, but among even these great people, there are troubled
people whom one should avoid.
Navigation in life is uncertain. Connections are karmic.
As ET said, "Be good." Everything follows from that.
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