How rebirth works

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Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Rebirth and karma

  • The two continuums of the body and the mind
  • Benefit of contemplating the possibility of rebirth in the lower realms
  • How our future happiness depends on our actions

Essence of Refined Gold 15 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Can you explain the end of the Vajrasattva practice? If nobody else can purify our negative karma, is Vajrasattva just validating that we have purified our own karma?
  • What kind of body do beings in the lower realms have?
  • When we are doing purification practice and we get sick or have pain is that a result of purification practice?

Essence of Refined Gold 15: Q&A (download)

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