Q: Ways Of Increasing Chances Of A Good Rebirth?

(approx. 9 minutes) KEYWORDS: Q: "I would like to ask for your thoughts on what one can do to increase the chances of a good rebirth, beyond keeping good sila and a formal meditation practice. I would consider a “good” rebirth to be one in which I would be exposed to the Dhamma at an early age and in which I would be able to practice the Dhamma to the best of my abilities. I would also be interested to know if you would have any specific advice concerning rebirth for someone approaching death due to illness or old age, and at the moment of the body dying."

Q: Please Would You Explain What Is Meant By Being Born And Dying Moment By Moment

(approx. 12 minutes) KEYWORDS: Q: "I have heard according to Theravada Buddhist teachings we are born and die at every moment, and we do this continuously, not only after our final breath. Could you please explain what this means?” Dependent Origination, kamma, rebirth, willing, daring, enquiring, 5 spiritual faculties, rainbow, burdensome, quandary, careful manner, self-adoration, vulgar, self-promotion, cooperation, harmony, self-obsessed, religion, Almighty, abominably, perpetual anxiety, community of selves, atta, anatta, society, morphing.

Q: How Might Those With A Scientific Background Relate To Teachings On Rebirth?

(approx. 11 minutes) KEYWORDS: Q: "For those of us with a Western scientific back ground, some of the more metaphysical teachings of the Buddha's teachings such as rebirth are hard to make sense of. And even from the perspective of the teaching on Anatta, rebirth is hard to make sense of! Please could you give advice on how to relate to those parts of the teachings that seem to require belief in things we cannot know for ourselves and also the parts of the teachings that we plain just don’t understand.” Engage the paradox, dilemma, clinging, fear, selfless just-knowing awareness, anatta, compulsively taking sides, intelligence, not-knowing, laws of materiality, laws of consciousness, gravity, conceptual formulation, trust, study, uncertainty, greed, poison, humility, modesty, abdication, True Principles, not avoiding responsibility, dilemmas are a gift.