I've noticed there's been a bit of contention about becoming, birth and so on in the context of the Dhamma, and specifically dependent origination.
Therefore, here's a text specifically addressing "becoming"...The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhuhttp://dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings ... coming.pdf
Unfortunately I can't verify the URL (because for some odd reason the site is blocked on this computer) so if someone tries to download it can you please advise if you were successful. Thanks.
Feel free to discuss, critique, ask questions about the text etc.
"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)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine