Reply To: Satta- Being


Yes. Depending on one’s actions and lifestyle (based on one’s mindset), one will have certain gati (character/habits).

  • One will become that in the upcoming life/rebirth. 
  • If one lives like a preta (greedy), one will likely be reborn a preta (hungry ghost.) If one lives a moral life and cultivates anariya jhana, one will be reborn a Brahma. Both are useless, but a Brahma will at least have a peaceful life while it lasts.
  • It is the same lifestream that lives the life of a human, Deva, animal, preta, Brahma, etc. The rebirth process is just moving back and forth between “good realms” and “bad realms.”