The quality of one’s rebirth in the next life is….

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama brings togeth...

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‘The quality of one’s rebirth in the next life is determined by the quality of one’s mental activity in this life. Generally speaking, we have no power to choose how we are born; it is dependent on karmic forces. However, the period near the time of death is very influential in terms of activating one from among the many karmas that a person has already accumulated, and, therefore, if one makes particular effort at generating a virtuous attitude at that time, there is an opportunity to strengthen and activate a virtuous karma. Moreover, when one has developed high realization and has gained control over how one will be reborn, it is possible to take what is called “reincarnation” rather than mere rebirth. ‘ (p.42) ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama at Harvard: Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace

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