|Death on Mars (Brandenberg)|
|Earth is not the only place with pyramids.|
|There's a hall of records under the paw.|
|Caves on Mars, where beings live below|
Rebirth in Buddhism
Punabhava means "rebirth" or "re-becoming." (There is no being, only becoming). Patisandhi literally means "relinking," reunion, or re-arising. It is one of the 14 functions of consciousness.
It is karmic-resultant consciousness that arises at the moment of conception, that is, with the forming of new life in the mother's womb or spontaneously without parents.
Immediately afterwards it sinks into the subconscious stream of existence (bhavanga sota). Conditioned thereby, again and again corresponding states of sub-consciousness arise. So it is really rebirth-consciousness that determines the latent character of a person.
"Neither has this (rebirth-) consciousness transmigrated from the previous existence to this present existence, nor did it arise without such conditions as karma, karma-formations, propensity, object, and so on (see the Abhidharma for details).
|Karma. It's everywhere you're going to be.|
For example, the echo, the light of a lamp, the impression of a seal, or the image produced by a mirror -- all of these travel without going from one place to another.
|Humanoid or statue on Mars (NASA)|
For if there were full identity (between the different stages of a thing), then milk could never turn into curd. And if there were a complete otherness, then curd could never come from milk....
If in a continuity of existence any karma-result takes place, then this karma-result neither belongs to any other being nor does it come from any other (karma), because absolute sameness and otherness are excluded here" (Vis, XVII 164ff). More