People who think reincarnation is real truly alludes me.
They think that a person is reborn into a higher form of life the moment they die. So why are they not committing genocides by the millions? Why don’t we hear on the news about how…
You…you’ve never read a single thing about Buddhism in your life, have you? Like, not one single written line. Being human is supposed to be the best thing. Can’t get any better. Because it both affords you the intelligence to realize nirvana, and the experience of suffering that makes that realization possible.
Short version? You gotta be human to get the nirvana ticket. But it’sa hard ticket to get. You might get 10,000 shitty rebirths as butt fungus before you get your shot as a frustrated accountant. You screw up? Have a heart attack before you’ve done anything good with your life? Guess what, you used up all your experience points getting that sweet human gig, and now it’s right back to butt fungus for another couple thousand lifetimes.
So NO, you schmuck, it’s not a good idea to go around killing human beings, even if you believe in reincarnation. Those humans worked a really, REALLY long time to get there.