The adept ventured a question: “Master, what can you tell me about reincarnation?”
The preceptor pointed, saying, “See that old banyan? Are this season’s leaves the same as those that perished last autumn or in years gone by?
The student pondered this for a moment then asserted, “No master, these leaves are different yet they arise from the same tree.”
“Ah,” nodded the master approvingly. “There is no need to speculate about rebirth when you know your Source.”