Rebirth: is it really possible?

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A talk given at the Buddhist Library, Singapore on November 25, 2003. Note: Due to change of tapes during recording, parts of the teachings were lost.

Who am I?

  • The purpose and meaning of life
  • Transforming and eradicating the strong notion of “I,” “me” and “mine”
  • Continuity of the mind and body
  • Refuting the idea of a fixed soul or entity

Rebirth, is it really possible? Part 1 (download)

Proof of rebirth

  • People have memories of their previous lives
  • Research has been documented
  • Tibetans have a system of recognizing the rebirths of Dharma masters
  • Imprints from one’s actions of body, speech and mind

Rebirth, is it really possible? Part 2 (download)

The purpose and meaning of life

  • Taking full responsibility for one’s life
  • How karmic seeds are planted
  • How to prepare one’s mind for death
  • The determination to be free from cyclic existence and attain nirvana

Rebirth, is it really possible? Part 3 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Buddhist perspective on a creator God
  • The nature of the mind
  • Different realms of rebirth
  • Why ghosts and spirits exist
  • Helping animals to be reborn in a higher realm
  • The process of rebirth

Rebirth, is it really possible? Q&A (download)

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