ronnewmexico wrote:Regarding the terminology used.."story".
Perhaps this is unintended but the way this is being used infers some differing tale.
Past lives being perceived by one may indeed, as most here know, be a progressive thing for some.
With more spiritual understanding comes more recollection.
On occasion a circumstance may also presents in which the elicitation of a memory of past lives ensues.
A past spiritual life of attainment is perhaps replicated in this life. As that replication occurs prior capacity may also occur.
So I would say it is quite normal for one to have them not one day and have them the next.
Just to clarify that as the term seemed or could be taken to infer a story was being told.
Buddhas have perfect recall of their past lives. In fact, any highly realized bodhisattva on the stages will.
My point is that tulkus with no or hazy memories of past lives does not make for impressive tulkus.