on Eternal Life
I was asked for my view on Reincarnation and I tried to summarise Thay’s description of Continuation as I understand it.
It begins with an understanding of Emptiness so you could watch this video to get some ideas about what this means. ->
Lets take Jim Morrison of the Doors (I like his music).
Where is Jim Morrison?
Well he is dead that is for sure but has he disappeared? His body was buried in Paris, which is odd for an American, but if we dug up his grave (not advocating doing this) he would not be there now. So where is he; in the tree next to his grave?
If we think of our framework we will understand that Jim had Feelings and a Mind. Certainly if we listen to the lyrics in his music we can be sure it was a pretty cool mind. His thoughts were just as much him as your thoughts are what makes you.
When I listen to his music are his thoughts in my stereo in a digital format. Are they in my head because I can hear his music if I put my mind to it. Have I become Jim?
What about us?
Will the thoughts and feelings that we transmitted to the world, through our bodies, continue on in the same way as Jim?
Depends on your poetry to some extent, but hopefully you see what I mean.
How far into the future will your actions continue to be felt? Are they destructive or beneficial actions?
Is that karma? 🤔