Personally, I don't think the belief in post-mortem rebirth is a necessary thing to get motivated to act mindfully and in search for the end of searching.Srilankaputra wrote: ↑Wed May 15, 2019 5:56 am Of course, any person with integrity will acknowledge this.
But, perhaps some lessons can be learned from the art of war. A good general will take precaution against all avenues of attack. Lest he be taken by surprise. It does not seem very wise to think, I don't know where the attack might happen so I will not put up diffences in any place. So waits till the attack. That might be too late.
I do not wish this on you, but it is quite possible that we may spend our whole life without personal verification. My main concern is this, a person who takes your position might not be motivated to engage in making merit ( dana etc). But if it turns out rebirth is true that person will have very little provision for that journey.
This sounds like the argument used by some christians that if moral is not an objective thing given by god, then the whole society will colapse because humans cannot live mindfully and in compassionate manner for themselves, by their own intelligence and judgement.