Brief and simplified discernment to support or complement the following essay https://aeon.co/essays/why-modern-buddhists-should-take-reincarnation-seriously:
The core solution of integrating naturalness-spiritual (for inclusiveness since for many life and existence is natural while for others there are aspects of sacredness and divinity) conditions and dimensions or the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature as process of being and becoming in the known physical world. And beyond or locally and non-locally is correct and essential solution. And the statement that there are other ways other than re-incarnation theme is also correct for the following main reasons:
1.0 Meanings of re-incarnation vary broadly among cultures and individuals.
2.0 Re-incarnation is usually used with maya or maya and samsara which implied life cycles of illusion and delusion in the known physical world. And beyond or life after life illusion and delusion.
3.0 Philosophy of axons or infinite cycles of illusion and delusion or maya and samara stated in the essay is due mind (illusion and delusion pertain to mind. And which is the core practice and guidance of Gautama Buddha is to empower, purify, and liberate mind) belongs to the subtle body-mind or form-formless life in the known physical world. And beyond which has eternal potentialities of possibilities. While planets or material world entities or form-formless as known in the physical world do not last long much less eternal. Another way of saying maya and samsara referred to continuous cycles of illusion and delusion which would not be possible in known material realms.
4.0 Re-incarnation perception is only an aspect or a perception of process of being and becoming. And is not about oneness of wholeness or full spectrum of infinite potentialities of possibilities of universal process of being and becoming in the known physical world. And beyond.
5.0 Re-incarnation, and in particularly as broadly a mentioned in 1.0 and 4.0, can just be an experience, perception, or belief which can just be illusion and delusion. However, this is not limited to re-incarnation content and context, rather to life and existence perception. experience, and or belief in general.
Therefore, the proper way or solution to achieve inspirations, aspirations, and yearnings as well as individual and collective self-realization and self-actualization in the known physical world. And beyond is to integrate and practice naturalness-spiritual through common and inclusive wholism realism universal process of being and becoming as parts of sum of parts of the greater whole or basing on the essence, nature, and ground. And nature basing on or through meaningful and skillful scientific method and empirical data. All the while prevent and eliminate harm, injustice, and suffering in the known physical world. And beyond.
And the best way is to be impartial and open mind is to explore nature of reality and truth through the scientific method and empirical data basing on objective science. And aggregated individual and collective human empirical experience solved or explained through the scientific method. And in particularly when they can be known through meaningful ways of life and skillful practices such as naturalness-spiritual integration practices solution suggested in the essay. Otherwise, it would be counterproductive or even harmful in many ways to base the practices simply on other perception and experience or mythology and or belief of the world. All the while would also close or limit the human experience and potential. And therefore, would no longer be real and true naturalness-spiritual practices. Another way of saying is "Know Thyself" or the self. And real and true self not only requires real and true development concept and practices, rather also complement reasoning through empirical base method or the scientific and empirical bases approaches to properly perceive and experience the world or nature of reality and truth.
Since after all, perception or experience more often than not does not mean or even imply nature of reality and truth. Furthermore, such experience can be explained scientifically or through the scientific method. And which is also in accordance to the Buddha natural-spiritual inspirations, aspirations, and encouragement to practitioners. not only pertaining to quest for nature of reality and truth. Rather, ethics and responsibility of the practices or path. A simple way of saying is real and true naturalness-spiritual and scientific practices and quests.
On Essential Ways of LIfe and Practices - EPISTEMOLOGY OF LIFE AND ONTOLOGY OF EXISTENCE FOUNDATION AND INSTITUTE (epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org)
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