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How can we free ourselves of all this? As in many cultures, though it was taught that we will “reap what we sow” in that good causes lead to good effects and bad causes lead to bad effects, it was also commonly believed that prayers and rituals could be used to circumvent the effects of [...]

In explaining the effects of wholesome or unwholesome causes the Buddha referred to the possibility of rebirth in heaven or in hell in addition to rebirth in fortunate or unfortunate circumstances as a human being. How there can be rebirth without a self to be reborn and what it is that passes from the moment [...]