Generally, the suttas say "a being" is "reborn", as follows:
When the mind was thus concentrated, purified, bright, unblemished,
rid of defilement, pliant, malleable, steady, & attained to
imperturbability, I directed it to the knowledge of the passing away &
reappearance of beings. I saw — by means of the divine eye, purified &...
"Now what, monks, is old kamma? The eye is to be seen as old kamma,
fabricated & willed, capable of being felt. The ear... The nose... The
tongue... The body... The intellect is to be seen as old kamma,
fabricated & willed, capable of being felt. This is called old kamma."
... with its delineation between 'new' and 'old' ...
When you feel a breeze on your skin, where does the breeze come from? Is there a single time or place where we can say "The breeze started here"? Is there a group of air molecules such that we can say "These molecules (and no others) are the breeze"? A breeze comes from everywhere and nowhere. It is the culmination of all the movements of ...
I agree with the answer by Andrei.
Whatever ignorance is left in the mind continues to arise. So not only the self idea but all the ignorance not removed by following the right path will arise.
That said, I would like to add that these higher teachings could be risky if parroted to everyone without regard to the person's stage of development. Some people who ...
From Snp 4.14 (translated by Ven. Thanissaro):
"I ask the kinsman of the Sun, the great seer, about seclusion & the
state of peace. Seeing in what way is a monk unbound, clinging to
nothing in the world?".
"He should put an entire stop to the root of
objectification-classifications: 'I am the thinker.'
From the translator's commentary:
I don't know Yeshe (:
But I think you don't exist as an identity, if you are always changing as a ''person'' and in body then you don't exist or you wouldn't change. What you really are is beneath what you believe and think. And because you aren't an identity that doesn't accompany you. Only your karma which is your pure essence I think.
Is like you are a ...
-- “What is it, Nàgasena, that is reborn?”
-- “Mind and matter (namarupa).”
-- “Is it this very mind and matter that is reborn?”
-- “No, it is not, but by this mind and matter deeds are done and because of those deeds another mind and matter is reborn; but that mind and matter is not thereby released from the results of its previous deeds....
The conventional self is reborn. This is the relative truth.
If one analyses with logic and reasoning trying to find exactly what is the self that is reborn looking for some "true self" one comes up empty handed. This is the ultimate truth.
These together are the two truths.
What is rebirth?
When most people think of rebirth, they think the permanent consciousness that has existed from childhood will continue into another life. They think consciousness is self. However, the Buddha taught that consciousness is impermanent, constantly changing and is dependently originated.
This is found in MN 38:
Then he went to the Blessed One ...
If it was proven then science would be buddhist.
There might be evidences that point to that, but no concrete studied proof - science is base on facts and examination trough the scientific method.
I have proofs of rebirth and spirits but it's from my point of view.
"So what I want to know is Is Rebirth Scientifically Proven or is it true?"
No, there is no scientific consensus that rebirth is true. Yes, rebirth is conventionally true. Yes, the Buddha taught conventional rebirth and the consequences thereof. Yes, there have been testaments of people recalling their past lives. Yes, it is something you could put ...
Reincarnation as you describe it, is scientifically unproven. It is also, speaking as a scientist and someone who has studied & researched Buddhism for almost 30 years now, IMHO irrelevant to the central teaching of Buddhism, which is experiential. Buddhism and science agree on many aspects of how the brain and the mind operate. The meditative practice ...
...we should at least hope for additional evidence, better controlled
experimentation, showing that it is possible to recover memories that
are not encoded in neural tissue, that it is possible to sustain
consciousness in organisms that lack nervous systems, that it is
possible for mental causation to cross time and space and alter
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 ...
A determination can become inevitable or cancelled due to development. This is like a person sometime changing his plans & determinations, whereas at other times actions & determinations have a fixed determined effect that can't be changed.
Some actions cancel & override the effects of other actions and change the course of experience.
According to this Jainpedia page on Jain teachings on karma:
The karmas accrued over a lifetime trap the soul in the cycle of
births. The karmas mature by affecting the soul or the physical body
of its next lifetime or birth. When the body dies, the soul is born in
a different body, which is shaped by karmas from the previous birth
and the ones before that. ...
I'm pretty sure it's possible to have really bad karma and get enlightened anyway. There is a famous story of someone that killed many persons and got enlightened on that same life (though I think they end up killing him because of his past). The story should be easy to find, he was called Angulimala.
And I think it wouldn't be possible to accumulate ...