‘Being’ is a verb

b0923da898e06fd546a3056aca225110Rebirth and reincarnation are not synonymous. Reincarnation presupposes a permanent self or soul that takes on various bodies sequentially. Rebirth is simply the continuation of action.

Buddhists do not ‘believe’ in reincarnation. We simply observe the evident continuation of existence through countless transformations.

‘Being’ is a verb, not an entity. We ‘are’ what we do, and manifest the form that is most suitable for our actions. Form follows function.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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7 Responses to ‘Being’ is a verb

  1. Martha says:

    Dear Tashi,

    I am trying to wrap my mind around it
    I have believed in reincarnation most of my life. I am trying to think of the difference in my mind. I have believed for many years that we travel in pods. Maybe I need to rethink this.

  2. dharma pen says:

    Tashi, in this sense, is ‘union’ also a verb, as in making the [continual and unceasing] union of wisdom and compassion the activity of your life? Can that be understood this way?

  3. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年11月23日 (週日) 9:29 PM 寫道﹕

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