Is consciousness moving at death to the next life?
consciousness arise & cease right here, it cannot move anywhere!
It is not
continuous, but contiguous discrete mental states as pearls on a
moment of consciousness contains the properties that conditions
arising of the next moment of consciousness! These inherent
mainly craving for (conscious) sensing & craving for
becoming anew into being.
If these cravings are present in the rebirth-linking moment of
moment of consciousness will arise immediately after the death,
but now in another location and body, which qualities (or lack of)
also are all
conditioned by properties within the rebirth-linking moment of
ignorance is dominant in the rebirth-linking moment of
then an animal rebirth is to be expected. If harmonious peace
mental calmness based on a long life of doing good are the dominant
right in the
rebirth-linking moment of consciousness, then a divine deva
is to be expected.
If anger, hostile enmity, envy and hate are
rebirth-linking moment of
consciousness, a rebirth in hell is to
actually passes on is CAUSALITY: That is conditioning factors of
more! No form, feeling, perception, construction, or
passes on, or can ever endure from one moment to the next...
No "Self, I, Me, Body, Identity, or Ego" passes on, because they never
in the first
place, so how can they ever then pass on?!?
example is the 2 candles:
Candle A is
in flame. (=Dying individuality)
This is then
used to light or ignite Candle B (=Reborn individuality).
By this very
ignition the flame of Candle A is extinguished...
B is now burning: What now was passed on !-?-!
Is the flame
of Candle B now the SAME, as the flame of Candle A?
Not so. Candle B burns by its own flame, but it was turned on by
Is the flame
of Candle B now DIFFERENT from the flame of Candle A?
Not really so either. Since Candle B started burning from the flame A!
Reborn?: Neither the SAME individuality, nor ANOTHER!
What am 'I'
& 'Person'?: Neither the SAME nor ANOTHER!
Not a fixed
entity, but a streaming process of ever renewed
ceasings of impersonal mental and physical states...
of name-&-form passes on!
Question: What passes
on at death?
The forces or streams of:
Ignorance, Greed, and Hate,
derivatives thereof, passes on at
death and also in every
moment of this life! One is reborn not only at death, but at
every conscious moment of
this endless life cycle itself also...
Re-arising rebirth occurs
billions of times per second!
Neither as the same, nor as another...
Buddhist Theory of Rebirth-Linking (patisandhi) see also:
Kamma and Rebirth: Nyanatiloka Thera:
further details on Rebirth here: