Astus wrote:It is fascinating how nobody actually tried to look up in Dr. Ray's many publications what he says about rebirth. He had a two part article on it in Shambhala Sun (not bad ones either):
"Karma’s central place in the tradition is shown by the Buddha's own enlightenment, which consisted of nothing but seeing the full range and extent of karma-that nothing in the universe stands outside karma’s domain."
The Practice of Karma
One extra: On the Importance of Relating to Unseen Beings
Thanks for that Astus. I particularly enjoyed these comments:
Nothing is excluded, down to the number of eyelashes we have and the color of our fingernails and whether we are having a good or bad day. All of these come about because of specific actions that we have carried out in the past.
and this one:
One moment of consciousness, acting as a principal cause, transfers its karmic burden to the next, during our life and at our death.
I retract my statements as it seems that Ray does believe in literal rebirth. His previous statement seems to be taken out of context then.