Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 12/24/2019

A Good Rebirth

How to Get a Good Rebirth

This morning I somehow ran across the Dhamma talk above by the recently passed Venerable Dhammavuddho. He goes into great detail about what kamma makes for as good rebirth and is very clear about the difficulty of attaining Jhāna for those who have not gone forth. A little caveat: although I do appreciate his point of view and believe it is likely true, I don’t intend to give up on my meditation practice.

I do, however, intend to place a lot more emphasis on dana, sila and study as the venerable mentioned that these are requisites for a good rebirth. I have yet to give up on the idea of pursuing Buddhahood but my recent failings have made me reconsider just how ready I am to make such aspirations.

May I listen to and read at least one piece of Dhamma each day on 2020 and make good use of this life.

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