both are big topics. I read the first one in a Chinese text years ago, and I
don't remember which book. I believe it is in line with the Buddha's view of
no-self. Moreover, the view has been contaminated with mahayanist ideas like
the one you quote about radio waves. If you search on Google, I believe you
will get confusing volumes. It is up to you to sort through them.
The second question is easier, but more time consuming. Please search 'bardo',
and you will be faced with spectacular literature that will last eons.
--- On Tue, 7/12/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:
From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Enlightenment, Self, and the Brain
Date: Tuesday, 7 December, 2010, 12:22 AM
Please provide references on the Internet for:
o The Buddha's viewpoint on reincarnation
o The Tibetan Buddhist perspective on reincarnation
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
> 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.
> 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" seacrofter001@ 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 opposite of 'matter'.
> > >
> > > Anthony