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Most people reborn as humans?

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Most people reborn as humans?

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Please don't hesitate to correct my english if you feel to

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Re: Most people reborn as humans?

Postby Kare » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:17 pm

If rebirth occurs, one might perhaps say with some certainty that most people living today have been reborn as humans? :mrgreen:
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But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Postby dhammapal » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:13 am

I don't want to ruin your day, but check out Samyutta Nikaya 56:102 Passing away as humans. The Buddha said that the chance of a human getting another human birth after death is like a fingernail of dirt compared to the great earth, due to not understanding the Four Noble Truths.

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What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Most people reborn as humans?

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Bhikkhu Pesala,

Then how is it, if a human birth is so rare, that it was given to people who are not going to even come close to studying the dhamma, who are extremely harmful to others? And what good does it do to give someone a lower birth, such as that of an animal or an insect, when they cannot learn anything from it?

To me, it would be better if those who are already on the path could continue along that path in their next life as a human, even if they didn't understand the 4 Noble Truths completely. Otherwise they have obtained no benefit.
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Sabbe saṅkhārā anicca'ti yadā paññāya passati
Atha nibbindati dukkhe esa maggo visuddhiyā.

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