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Posted by Jon (62.252.96.5) on October 08, 2000 at 01:27:42:

Hi everyone!

I was reading about rebirth and had a thought. The teachings about impermenence and no-self tell us that we "die" and are reborn from moment to moment. These teachings also tell us that nothing is passed on in this rebirth - each moment of mind is a new and seperate individual that carries nothing essential from the previous moment mind. Does this mean, then, that I should not bother planning into the future as "I" won't recieve the fruits of my efforts? Is there no point in going to work tomorrow because it will never affect the "me" that I am now as I don't even exist in the future? Is the purpose of planning into the future to help those future versions of "me" as if they were seperate individuals? I'm fairly new to Buddhism so I may have missed the point somewhere.

Thanks,
Jon


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