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The Four Noble Truths prevent Downfall Rebirth!

The Blessed
Gotama Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus and friends, see this little dust, I have taken up upon the nail of my little-finger,
what do you think is most: This tiny amount dust or this great planet Earth?
The Bhikkhus then responded: Venerable Sir, this great planet Earth is much more, incomparable more...
The minute speck of dust is trifling, microscopic, negligible in comparison!
The Blessed Gotama Buddha then succinctly pointed out:
Similarly and exactly so too, Bhikkhus and friends, those beings are few and quite rare, who are reborn
among humans or devas! Beings who are reborn elsewhere, lower, as non-humans, in the screaming hell,
as scared animals, as hungry ghosts, or as mad demons are much more numerous and common...
Why is it so? Because, these beings have not understood the
4 Noble Truths!
What four?
The 1st Noble Truth: This is Suffering;
The 2nd Noble Truth: Craving is the Cause of Suffering;
The 3rd Noble Truth: No Craving is the End of Suffering;
The 4th Noble Truth: The Noble 8-fold Way ceases all Suffering,
Therefore, Bhikkhus and friends, exertion should be made Now to understand:
All this is Suffering; This Greedy Craving is the sole Cause of all Suffering;
No Craving is the End of Suffering; The Noble 8-fold Way Ends all Suffering,
Therefore should effort to fathom these 4 Noble Truths be made NOW!


The actions that result in rebirth in the five destinations are described in
detail in the work: Pañcagatidīpanī. Translated by Ann Appleby Hazlewood.
in Journal of the Pāli Text Society. Vol. XI 1987:

Reincarnation Research

For relation between cause and effect = action and result = kamma and fruit see:

Video illustrating life among humans, in heaven and in hell:

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:474-5]
section 56: Saccasamyutta. Thread 102-5: Elsewhere and etc...

Common is Low Rebirth..

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