Disintegratedness of actions and rebirth

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A talk given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, Washington.


  • How different Buddhist schools posit what transmigrates from life to life
  • Using reasoning and analysis to investigate the Prasangika view of the self
  • The disintegratedness of actions as a means to explain how karmic imprints are carried from one life to the next
  • Using the reasoning of disintegratedness or zhigpa to explain how emptiness and conventional existence are complimentary

Disintegratedness 01 (download)

Questions and answers

  • How things being merely labeled also allows for things coming into existence or “approaching production”
  • Investigating the law of causality
  • Individual vs. collective karma
  • More on how emptiness and conventional existence are complimentary
  • The possibility for karma to increase
  • The importance of meditation in deepening our understanding of these concepts

Disintegratedness 02 (download)

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