You never die!

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SarathW
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You never die!

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:48 am

Interesting video about a Jellyfish which never dies.
Perhaps this is a good proof of the rebirth.
Perhaps our consciousness has the ability to regenerate itself in another form.

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: You never die!

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:07 am

When I have doubts about the afterlife ... I just read a little about spirituality.

and the doubts end


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Re: You never die!

Post by pegembara » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:58 am

I thought you never die because there was never a self to die in the first place. There are the birth process and death process. That which was born is not the same as that which dies. The jellyfish don't undergo the death process but what it was, say 70 years ago isn't the same as what it is now. It is immortal only in the conventional sense just as we are mortal only in the conventional sense.

Read about Henrietta Lacks
Deborah never knew her mother; she was an infant when Henrietta died. She had always wanted to know who her mother was but no one ever talked about Henrietta. So when Deborah found out that this part of her mother was still alive she became desperate to understand what that meant: Did it hurt her mother when scientists injected her cells with viruses and toxins? Had scientists cloned her mother? And could those cells help scientists tell her about her mother, like what her favorite color was and if she liked to dance.

Deborah’s brothers, though, didn’t think much about the cells until they found out there was money involved. HeLa cells were the first human biological materials ever bought and sold, which helped launch a multi-billion-dollar industry. When Deborah’s brothers found out that people were selling vials of their mother’s cells, and that the family didn’t get any of the resulting money, they got very angry.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... s-6421299/
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Re: You never die!

Post by cappuccino » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:50 am

You will not be affected
by losing a body that is not you.

You will not cease
by losing a body that is not you.

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Re: You never die!

Post by James Tan » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:34 pm

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:50 am
You will not be affected
by losing a body that is not you.

You will not cease
by losing a body that is not you.
What is " you " ?

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Re: You never die!

Post by cappuccino » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:52 pm

There is nothing in particular that "you" refers to.

It merely refers to you.

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