|Craving and clinging condition rebirth and pain|
This means the psycho-physical (mind-body) life-process conventionally called "self, soul, ego, personality" comes to an end.
This takes place at every moment. Not the eventual dissolution but this radical impermanence (anicca) is what the Buddha was talking about.
|Babies die before living? Yes. Why?!|
"Just as a cartwheel, whether rolling or at a standstill, at all times only rests on a single point of its periphery, even so the life of a living being lasts only for the duration of a single moment of consciousness.
"As soon as that moment ceases, the being also ceases. For it is said:
- "'The being of the past moment of consciousness has lived, but does not live now, nor will it live in future.
- The being of the future moment has not yet lived, nor does it live now, but it will live in the future.
- The being of the present moment has not lived, it does live just now, but it will not live in the future.'"
|Wait, there's a solution to death?|
|In This Very Life (U Pandita)|
For death as a subject of meditation, see the "contemplation of death" or maranānussati; as a function of consciousness, see viññāna-kicca.