my life is a merrygoround

The successive existences in a series of rebirths are not like the pearls in a pearl necklace, held together by a string, the ‘soul,’ which passes through all the pearls; rather they are like dice piled one on top of the other. Each die is separate, but it supports the one above it, with which it is functionally connected. Between the dice there is no identity, but conditionality. H.W. Schumann, from The Historical Buddha

im a believer in reincarnation and always have been since i was little. it seems logical. it makes sense. it seems fair in a world that is deemed to be unfair. how many times have we heard, “life is not fair.” what if that’s a lie? what if all the good and bad things that happen to us are a result of past karma from our past actions? what if there is no good or bad, we are theh ones that decide whether something is good or bad. when we witness and refrain from choosing for or against, equinimity occurs. and thats a beautiful feeling.


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