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Re:Quick reincarnation

Apr 30, 1998 06:10 AM
by Jerry Schueler

>If I have understood correctly, Tibetan buddhists believe that when one
>dies, the next incarnation is followed rather quickly, in few days or
>something like that.

After 49 days, according to the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

>How do this relate to H.P.B:s (and her Mahatmas) teachings about
>centuries spent in between-lives states, like devachan?
>Mika of Finland
Its relates not well at all. However, the bardo experiences described
in the Tibetan Book of the Dead closely follow G de Purucker's
descriptions of Devachan and there are several books available
comparing the Tibetan and Theosophical views. The Tibetan view
also allows for a return as an animal, which HPB rules out.

Jerry S.

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