Reply To: Gati and Family


It is correct that, in general, births are according to one’s gati

1. One possibility is that you probably did not have the “Buddhist gati” at the time of your birth.

  • It is possible that something happened around age 17 to change your gati.
  • There are others too who are born into one religion but adopt another later in their lives. Some life events can change one’s destiny! 

2. Another possibility is that you may have had “Buddhist gati” at the time of your birth, but a strong kamma vipaka overcame that effect. 

3. A third possibility is that even though your “Buddhist gati” did not match the family, there may have been another strong gati that did match!

As you wrote, these are complex issues.

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