Infinite lives - How so prior to life on Earth?

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Infinite lives - How so prior to life on Earth?

Postby Epistemes » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:57 am

Perhaps this should be in another thread - if so, have at it.

I'm confused by the notion that we all have had infinite lives. So, I take this to mean that prior to the existence of life on Earth, we all lived lives as devas and all of those other transcendental, metaphysical beings that I don't know the Buddhist terminology for. Are there categories that I'm missing?
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Re: Infinite lives - How so prior to life on Earth?

Postby Dechen Norbu » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:28 pm

Perhaps someone wants to talk about it. :smile:
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Re: Infinite lives - How so prior to life on Earth?

Postby Malcolm » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:38 pm

Epistemes wrote:Perhaps this should be in another thread - if so, have at it.

I'm confused by the notion that we all have had infinite lives. So, I take this to mean that prior to the existence of life on Earth, we all lived lives as devas and all of those other transcendental, metaphysical beings that I don't know the Buddhist terminology for. Are there categories that I'm missing?



And bugs, snakes, dogs. frogs. etc. As well as on other planets, and so on.
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Re: Infinite lives - How so prior to life on Earth?

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:46 pm

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