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  1. Buddhism does not say that there is no time. Buddhism says that there are two states of mind. In the state of nirvana, the mind is not subject to the laws of cause and effect, and therefore there is no time for it. In the state of samsara, the mind obeys the law of cause and effect, the law of time. Your previous births and your actions in those lifetimes are the cause of your subsequent births, so it is impossible to be reborn in the past.

  2. As I understand it, Buddhism is a microcosm of your consciousness with its own matter, time and energy, and how much you expand it depends on your spirit and mind. “Reincarnation” is not a goal, it is not a process in the usual logical and material sense, it is part of the infinite world of the Buddha himself, without a projection in time.

  3. The situation is somewhat more complicated, because” you ” is not present in Buddhism either. We often imagine reincarnation in the Christian manner: there is a mortal body, there is an immortal soul, after the death of the body, the soul goes to another body, and so on ad infinitum. But in Buddhism, everything is different, because there any object, person, animal, stone, and so on is just a stream of particles-dharmas that constantly mix with each other, never stopping. The only stability is the lack of stability. So, on the one hand, you cannot be reborn as your classmate, because “you” will no longer be “you” an hour after you asked this question, let alone after death. But if you look at the question from a practical point of view – can your classmate, having reached Nirvana, remember among his rebirths not only past, but also future, and you and some ancient Greek, then the answer is yes, maybe due to the fact that the Buddha is out of time, and his consciousness “unfolds” in all directions, allowing you to equally see the past, the future and the present. But by this point, the paradox of the situation will no longer bother him.

  4. if by “I” we mean the ever-existing consciousness with all its variations , then you were already an ancient Greek and are also your classmate.

  5. No one knows what will happen to you after death, the reasons, I think, are obvious.

    Buddhism, on the other hand, sees time only as a mental construct created by people for simplified communication. Just as in physics, each reference frame needs a certain starting point from which coordinates are built, humanity has created the concepts of “past” and” future ” in order to somehow navigate by time. In fact, there is always only the now, which goes on forever. In the same way, the universe simply exists everywhere and everywhere, regardless of our ideas about it.

  6. Judging by what Leonid said, Buddhism responds in the style of “everything can be”, that is, it does not bring the constructive “the development of events X will be, and the development of ^X is impossible” to the situation.

  7. The best expression about the afterlife and rebirth after death is “Everything will be as it was before you were born”

    So don't worry

  8. Only for God is this possible!

    Since he is in the heart of everyone, he is there,and here – everywhere visited, in short…

    Somewhere on the Internet I saw a video that there is only one Soul – and this is God.

    That is, We see different people at different times – and it's all the same God.

    This is just a conclusion, a philosophy, a hypothesis…very rude and disrespectful to God, I hope God will forgive me for this liberty

  9. why discuss Buddhism-nonsense created for a specific society, namely for Indian fascism, which is the most “cool” fanatical fascism for all time of mankind, which does not leave a person not just any opportunities but also deprives a person of the slightest hope for the best, which by the way the Simites and us are preparing for

  10. In the religion called “Buddhism”, there are very many branches that differ in some views on this issue. There are southern traditions that have more incorporated Hindu trends. There are northern traditions that are more influenced by Taoism. In some traditions, it is assumed that there is a certain Self (alaya-vijnana) that can be reborn. However, in most sects, it is believed that a person's personality is a combination of several forces that disintegrate after death; but even these residual energies leave behind a certain trace that can contribute to the formation of a new life.

    In general, everything is confusing there. With all this, in Lamaism (Tibetan Buddhism) in the order of things such a phenomenon as a reborn Lama (Tulku). All Tibetan lamas agree that such a phenomenon is real, but a reborn Lama does not have to wear the qualities of previous incarnations. Often this custom is generally reduced to internal politics – the management of everyday life. That is, many lamas like to proclaim themselves as one or another incarnation (Tulku), some ancient saint, and assume his title. This happens quite often, but there is also a real phenomenon when a small child, a potential Tulku, during numerous checks, recognizes, for example, some details of the life of his past incarnation; and if he passes all the checks successfully, then he is also officially recognized as one or another Tulku. �

    As for the question of time, there is also not everything is clear. It is not that time does not exist, but rather that it is not linear. In general, no one will give you an exact answer to such questions, and the one who gives it is lying. The monks themselves are very flexible in their attitude to traditional positions and dogmas, such as the creation of the world, because the essence of this religion is not in dogmas, but in the practice of the path described in the traditions. In other words, you can get accurate information on this issue only if you are a committed practitioner of this teaching. But this experience will be real only for you, and for no one else.

    The 14th Dalai Lama himself once stated that if being a Buddhist means believing in Mount Meru and the creation legend, then he is not a Buddhist. Something like that.

  11. Elementary here's what, you you we I-there is one.
    They were, are, will be-There is one thing.
    Nothing, everything, everyone is one.

    Then you move this concept to a plane that you understand, and a very beautiful explanation that I know is that we are maturing, roughly speaking, on this planet, or system, galaxy, universe. In fact, your friend, enemy, dog, mom, dad is you.�

    This concept is very suitable, do to others what you would do to yourself.
    Those. Evil, good and all actions to people, animals, stones that you do, you seem to be doing to yourself

  12. You will not be reborn after your death either into an ancient Greek or into a baobab tree, whatever Buddhism or a hereditary fortune-teller from the next entrance says about this.

    As for time, there is a certain direction of time flow — the arrow of time. The irreversibility of processes is inherent at the quantum level, as shown by an experiment, the results of which are published in the journal Physical Review Letters. nplus1.ru

  13. I'm not familiar with Buddhism, but I just can't get past it. The idea from your question is developed in an interesting little story by Andy Weir (author of the Martian). This idea also seems interesting to me outside the context of Buddhism. I congratulate you on this discovery.

    The story can be found here: galactanet.com . There is also a Russian translation: galactanet.com .

  14. The above has already been answered in some detail and to the point. The only thing I would like to add is that from a Buddhist point of view, birth in the human world is considered extremely auspicious and very rare. This is a good chance that should not be missed. All of us who live here have been accumulating good kamma for countless lifetimes, only to finally be reincarnated as we are. The vast majority of sentient beings in samsara live in “sad destinies”: hells, the world of animals, the world of hungry spirits, where the suffering experienced by beings is much stronger. It is guaranteed that only those who have reached the state of sotopanna, or “entered the stream”, will not fall into these “sad destinies”. That is, to become one of the aryas (“noble souls”) and achieve a high degree of spiritual development.

    So, from a Buddhist point of view, if we are talking about an ordinary person (including me), then your question, unfortunately, can be formulated as follows: can I be born a velocirator or a goblin?:)

  15. Purely logically, without “Buddhism”: if there is no time, then there is no death, and you are already both an ancient Greek and your classmate, “all in all and all about one”.

    1. There is no such statement in Buddhist teaching that”there is no time.”

    2. There is no “rebirth” in Buddhist teaching, as is taught in various Vedic and” esoteric ” philosophies.

    3. There is a perceived sequence of events that we call ” time.” There is an experience that we consider “our own”.

    You only deal with your memories in this lifetime. Everything else for you – speculation, fiction. The person dies and does not return.

    The consequences of your actions relate to the future. The phenomena that will be generated by your actions relate to the future. A certain future person, someone's child, in which the self-identification “this is me” will appear, may psychologically catch the consequences of your actions. It will not be “Leonid”, exactly, nature does not give birth to one person twice 🙂

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