Buddhism and Rebirth

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  • Buddhism and Rebirth
    • Began in 6th century BC
      • As a reform of Hinduism
      • Founder was Siddharta Gautama
        • 'The Buddha'
          • The enlightened one
    • Issue of verification
      • logical positivists
        • A.J Ayre
          • Other realms cannot be verified therefore meaningless
    • Nama-rupa = 'name form'
      • Skandhas
        • Body
        • Feeling
        • Perception
        • Moral will
        • Consciousness
      • Released and reborn when body dies
        • lighter analogy
        • Forms the vinnana (consciousness)
          • New consciousness is not identical to the old consciousness
          • Consciousness is a sequence of conscious moments
            • Each moment is an experience of an individual mind state
              • Is not permanent
        • Rebirth is not necessarily on earth
          • Other realms cannot be verified therefore meaningless
        • Rebirth is the doctrine that the consciousness of a person after death becomes a cause for the arising of a new person
          • Everything is connected
        • Next birth is based on Karma
          • Karmic results come either in present, next or future lives
          • All actions have consequences
            • The intention behind the action
              • The type of result that it produces
                • All actions have consequences
                  • The intention behind the action
                    • The type of result that it produces
      • 'Anatta'
        • No soul
      • Ultimate reality
        • Rid itself of all change
          • Nirvana
          • However, although this process may feel real, ultimately it is not - the is no soul
            • 'Anatta'
              • No soul

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