my point being, why would you say that you can survive death but not recollect it considering you're at least trying to be buddhist, you have got a mixed bag of views my friend. Why not say, you cannot recollect past lives because your life force is connected to your brain and when your brain dies, you are toast, dirt, null, void,nonexistent. That would be much more coherent
disclaimer: levitating and recollecting past lives are different things entirely[/quote]
dude, why would i say? because i experience it every seconds.
death is just a biological event.
it's totally nothing to do with your existence.
just an event given in front of you.
when your body dies your memory will be gone.
why? memory is a substance of matter.
and it disassembles and turns into a mess of nutrients while losing its own function of memorizing.
then, the memory you used to have would be nothing but a fungy mess.
while all these processes are happening you go to other body to build brand new sort of memories.
new name, new family, new skin, new mother, new house, new language and new religion so on.
if you can somehow bring any miligram of brain with you to your new body.
then you can remember something.
otherwise, the protein which used to contain the data of what language you spoke in previous life is already not only dysfunctional but also completely irrelevant cause you are already detached from the body. it's not your body anymore. just a piece of protein thousands miles away if i have to symbolize the irrelevance.
btw, there was no time period of this being when we've stopped existing and never will.
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on Sun May 06, 2012 7:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.