Correction: the radio waves, before union with an embryo, take the form of an
intermediate called bardo, which continues its romantic adventure where the
dying person left off. This is a Tibetan theory, much more colorful than what
you describe. However, neither of them conforms to Buddha's teachings. He says
when a person dies, another entity (maybe a dog or a hungry ghost) was born.
The two entities are not different, but are not the same either.
--- On Mon, 6/12/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Enlightenment, Self, and the Brain
Date: Monday, 6 December, 2010, 7:42 AM
How does the mind go from one body to another?
Think of it being like radio waves. The radio waves, which are not made up of
words and music but energy at different frequencies, are transmitted, travel
through space, are attracted to and picked up by the receiver from where they
are broadcast as words and music. It is the same with the mind. At death,
mental energy travels through space, is attracted to and picked up by the
fertilized egg. As the embryo grows, it centers itself in the brain from where
it later "broadcasts" itself as the new personality.
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote:
> Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche when asked what reincarnates replied, "Your
> > You can replace the word 'soul' with 'thought', 'mind' or whatever you
> think is not, or the opposit of 'matter'.
> > Anthony