932Re: born as buddhist
- Nov 22, 2005We don't know for sure. It depends how diligently we practise. If we
are negligent, we may not meet Buddhism again for a very long time.
However, we can know for sure that if we perform wholesome kamma, that
it will give a good result at some point in the future. If we plant
many seeds in good soil, many of them will sprout and give a crop, but
it also depends on the weather. All the farmer can do is till the
soil, plant the seeds, irrigate the field, and remove the weeds. It is
not within his power to make the seeds grow. If they are good seeds
they will grow, that is their nature.
When we do wholesome deeds of generosity (dana), morality (sila) and
meditation (bhavana), we should aim for nibbana, not for worldly
prosperity, though that may naturally come as a by-product. Nibbana
means the end of craving. We should practice Buddhism to put an end to
craving and to gain wisdom. If we are very diligent we can attain
nibbana in this very life. That should be our goal.
--- In SanghaOnline@yahoogroups.com, vincent johan <vinzjo@y...>
>be sure we will continue our practice in our next life?
> Dear Venerable Monks,
> If in this life we practice buddhism, how do we know or how can we
>just a lay buddhist how do we know for sure we will continue our
> If we haven't any stage reach any stage in our practice and we are
practice in our next life?
> Thank you for your kindness.
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