For many people that weren’t raised in a culture that accepts rebirth, this topic is often very difficult and can take man years to work through. Ajahn Brahm is his talk entitled “One Life, Many Lives,” takes an interesting approach to tackling this problem. Even if someone doesn’t believe in rebirth or multiple lives, his question is asking, “How would a person’s perspective on life change if rebirth did exist.” Even if a person’s is skeptical about this, he’s inviting people just to pretend and see what kind of effect that would have.

His logic is that it changes our relationship to death and how we live our lives. Jokingly, he says that Buddhists are the experts on dying because we’ve done it 1000s of times.

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