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
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
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
> neuroses."

> > You can replace the word 'soul' with 'thought', 'mind' or whatever you
> think is not, or the opposit of 'matter'.
> >
> > Anthony

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