Carpe Diem Theme Week (Introduction: Reincarnation) – Haiku- February 17, 2016


what was

what was or will be
clouded reflections
of what is

© G.s.k. ‘16

I suspect that if we do reincarnate it will be our consciousness that survives – our eternal present …

Carpe Diem Theme Week #1 episode 2 The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Insight 1 We are travellers


“We are travelers

Reincarnation is one of the central ideas of Tibetan Buddhism and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. I hope to explain this (with the help of Soygal of course).

Rinpoche makes a difference between our “ego”, our daily personality, our “I”, the form / shape our psyche has in our body in which we live our life, and the deeper, natural consciousness, which is our essence.

What happens when we die? In fact only our body dies, but our consciousness “rises” to another new state of being, another dimension maybe. That is our rigpa, the absolute nature of mind (spirit), the consciousness before thoughts and emotions occur / rise. Later it will be reborn in another body.

Death is not the absolute end. Our body doesn’t exist anymore, but our consciousness travels on. The idea of dying can be paralyzing, but in this vision death is just a moment of transition. That makes the idea of death lighter: we are travellers, continuous on our way from one world to another.”

A little Dharma humour: