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  1. The next life, according to Buddhists, is affected by the same thing as the present one. There is a Balapandita sutta: Fools and sages MN 129. It lists the actions performed by a wise person in this way:

    … The Sage

    Bhikkhus, there are three characteristics of a sage, three attributes of a sage, three traits of a sage. Which three? A wise man is one who ponders good thoughts, speaks good words, and performs good deeds. If the sage wasn't like that, how would the other sage know the following about him: “This man is a wise, pure man”? But since a sage is someone who thinks good thoughts, speaks good words, and performs good deeds, another sage knows the following about him: “This man is a wise man, a pure man.”

    “The sage feels happiness and joy in three ways here and now. If the sage sitting in a meeting or on the street or in the square, and the people there discussing some relevant and important cases, then, if the sage is one who abstains from killing living beings, from taking what is not given, negative behavior in sensual pleasures, from falsehood, from wine, alcohol, intoxicants, which are the basis for heedlessness he thinks: “These people are discussing some relevant and important cases. I don't have these things in me, and others haven't seen me go into them.” This is the first kind of happiness and joy that the sage feels here and now.

    Further, when a thief, a criminal, is caught, the sage sees how the kings subject him to numerous types of torture (…) Then the wise man thinks, ” These things are not in me, and others have not seen me go into them.” This is the second kind of happiness and joy that the sage feels here and now.

    Further, when a sage is sitting on his chair, lying on his bed, or resting on the ground, the good deeds that he has done in the past – his good bodily, verbal, and mental behavior-cover him, cover him, and envelop him. Just as the shadow of a huge mountain peak covers, covers, and envelops the earth in the evening, so also good deeds ( … ) envelop it. Then the wise man thinks, ” I have not done anything wrong, I have not done anything cruel, I have not done anything unclean. I have done good, I have done good, I have created a shelter for myself from torment. When I die, I will go to the lot of those who have not done wrong… and have created for themselves a place of refuge from torment.” He does not grieve, grieve or cry, does not beat his chest, does not become distraught. This is the third kind of happiness and joy that the sage feels here and now.

    A sage who has been engaged in good behavior in body, speech, and mind, with the dissolution of the body, after death, is reborn in a happy destination, even in the heavenly world.

    That is, life is affected by a person's actions, words, and thoughts. For ordinary people, their words, deeds, and thoughts are determined by hatred, addiction, and ignorance. And wise people give up hatred, addiction, and ignorance. Thus, a wise person is already creating benefits both for himself and for other people. A wise person tries to stick to the middle path. This is wisdom, morality and concentration. Wisdom is the right worldview and the right motivation. Morality is the right speech, the right actions, and the right means of living. Concentration is the right effort, the right awareness, and the ability to direct the mind. As a result of such actions, one discovers ultimate knowledge and ultimate release from anxiety. This state of mind is called nirvana. This is freedom, peace, reality, happiness.

  2. According to Buddhists, nothing can influence the next life of each individual life of a wandering person (soul), it is not in the competence of anyone other than “0”,”Nothing”, “Diamond Void”, God…

    (Tibetan thought)

    The quality of experiences in the embodied form of protein life (a person) is influenced by the quality of what was previously experienced in the previous life of this person, which was either qualitatively active or qualitatively passive.

    These experiences can be compared to passing on karma from one's self to another, with the prospect of increasing or decreasing the suffering of aimlessly lived years in a previous incarnation.

    In the embodied form of “life”, everyone suffers in one way or another, without exception, except those who understood life, Gautama Buddha said.


    Those who have understood life (bodhisattvas) can selectively choose the path of the end and for eternity up to its completion (?) to be brought to life as teachers, thereby contributing to humanity by sowing the seeds of salvation to gain enlightenment or partially reduce suffering in the circle of samsaric rebirths.

    At the same time, they are not exempt from negative influence from the outside, they simply do not react to them.

    This can be compared to an elixir that prevents dust (experiences) from sticking to the enlightened wandering personality (soul) and taking shape in samsaric objectivity and karmic consequences.

    A banal classic example:

    Before starting work related to fuel oil, it is recommended to thoroughly wash your hands in detergent (gel) and allow your hands to dry, which will allow you to wash off the fuel oil from soiled hands after completing the work of the lung without negative emotions.

    (Tibetan thought)


    the righteous man is a criminal,

    virtuous-malicious, etc.

    according to the belief of Buddhism, duality from which the wandering personality (soul) in its incarnate form (man) must be freed.

    This is something that needs to be realized, i.e. the absence of qualities as such.

    More superficially understood, the philosophical thought of Buddhism is comprehension:

    1. love, kindness, and self-righteousness and how to understand it;

    2. love, goodness, and righteousness for the world, all that is in the world, and for our own kind, and how to understand it;

    3. other and how to understand it;

    For a more detailed introduction to this knowledge (posthumous states, new birth, etc.), read the Bardo-Thedol Tibetan Book of the Dead.

  3. I liked how this question was answered by a well-known singer of his own songs, V.Vysotsky.He sang about it like this :If you live like a pig in this life ,you will be born a pig in that one. And if you're as dumb as a tree, you'll be born a baobab tree,and you'll be a baobab tree for a thousand years before you die.He was probably right.As a person lives this life, the same thing awaits him in that life.

  4. The next life is affected by how a person lives his earthly life at the present time. In the earthly life, a person must improve. The perfecting person recognizes the body, soul, and spirit equally, and pays tribute to each of them. Neglecting something is a mistake that should be corrected in due course.Saying of the wise: “When we harm others, we harm ourselves. When we do good to others, we do good to ourselves.” With respect.

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