I think karma explains everything if you are able to reach that level of understanding.
It doesn't mean that karma is fair in a sense of justice. Something bad might happen to someone good because he said that(or not), in that place, at x time to the other person. He might had not said anything wrong but it might be misinterpreted.
For ex: Because he was not ...
meant that our sense of separate self is repeatedly being born, decaying, dying and being reborn until we attain Nirvana. In this sense, rebirth happens only in our present life and not after our physical death.
Buddha explained that there is a doctrine of self. Like there is a doctrine where a Santa Claus is climbing through the chimney, bringing gifts at ...
OP: I suspect the Buddha used the term "rebirth" in a sense different from
its traditional meaning. Probably he meant that ... sense of separate
self is repeatedly being born, decaying, dying and being reborn until
Yes, the above is right. I removed "our" and "we".
When most people think of rebirth, they think the ...
In this sense, rebirth happens only in our present life and not after our physical death.
No, there is no support for what you are claiming. The Buddha said beings according to their actions are born in heaven or hell after death. So the teaching is a crucial ethical underpinning to Buddism and should not be discounted or attached as its been done by most of ...
"In this sense, rebirth happens only in our present life and not after
our physical death. Is there any evidence in the early canon to
support that the Buddha used the term "rebirth" in the above sense?"
This view is incompatible with the doctrine of anatta in Buddhism and thus fails the three seals and cannot be true dhamma. It is also ...
This is a very good question.
Ven. Thanissaro translated SN 36.21 as saying very clearly below that not everything that happens to us is caused by that which was done before. The sutta gives examples like bile, weather, harsh treatment etc. As you have said correctly, MN 101 reinforces the message of SN 36.21.
So any brahmans & contemplatives who are of ...