Tag: past lives

  • A Secular Interpretation of Past Lives in Buddhism

    A Secular Interpretation of Past Lives in Buddhism

    During a recent group meditation session at the Buddhist temple I attend, a question arose regarding the nature of the seemingly random thoughts that often emerge during meditation. The questioner referred to these thoughts as “illusory,” prompting the venerable nun leading the meditation to ask, “How do you know these are illusory thoughts?” This exchange…