Rebirth
Perrett (Roy W.)
Source: Perrett - Death and Immortality - 1987, Chapter 8
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  1. I argue for the metaphysical coherence of the general Indian account of rebirth.
  2. Two arguments for preexistence are considered, one for the preexistence (and, by analogy, postexistence) of the consciousness series, and one for the preexistence of the agent. Both are found to be plausible, given certain qualifications.
  3. Furthermore the notion of a beginningless agent (conceived of as a locus of basic actions and abilities) is one which would be nonvacuous in terms of personal significance.

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