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162 - Reincarnation

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

I've given this a lot of thought lately. And I have ruled out some things. My first thought was a Flemish bunny. You know, those big suckers. Fifteen pounds of pure fluffy bunny. You wouldn't want to be that. Unless, of course, something decided to eat you. That might be inconvenient.

So, then I moved on to a whale. Maybe a Blue whale. Or a Humpback. Swim long and deep, eat all day, sing for a mate. Hell, just sing. That might be nice. I told Reese that and she asked if it was quiet down there. I think she was trying to tell me I talk too much. But I can tell that she likes it, deep down. After all, she took an interest in my reincarnation musing.

When I told her that I had changed my mind and wanted to come back as a panda, she was confused. She said that pandas were cute, which I think was an insult. She only looked more confused when I pointed out that they seemed cute, but that they were really mean. Not that I'm mean, because I'm not. But it made sense at the time.

I've since changed my mind again. I do want to come back as a whale. A whale or a dog. There is a great debate about whether or not the dog has Buddha Nature. Those that believe a dog to be sentient would say yes, since a dog is always one with the present. Those who believe that a dog is no more sentient than a vegetable would say that he simply cannot have Buddha Nature, since he is not aware of the present. I would want to come back as a dog to see who is right.

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