Isha wrote:When you quote "fundamental concepts of buddhism" that is not your idea unless you mean that buddhism to be yourself.
regarding cycle of births and deaths; you, me and everyone else alive or dead, have same level of knowledge and reliable information.
Certainly not the same level!!
Your question was "'Your' 'ideas'" but not "Your 'expereinces'"!
Of course, we all learn from others' ideas, teachings or experiences;
in terms of Buddhist cultivation, we are able to identify the Buddha's ultimate teachings through our own experiences.
In a way, your remark is very good here!
The fifty-two stages of the bodhisattva's cultivation path are exactly the unique processes for every individual to substantiate the personal realization of the Buddha dharma step by step.
I did mention many times on both threads that the Buddhist cutlivation should be practice through personal realizaiton of the Alayavijnana, Buddha nature (enlightenment). Thereby one will be able to understand the pure meaning of the sutras and base on the methodology of the three-ways-of-knowing---knowing by ultimate teachings (sutras), personal experience and logical inference, and the standpoint of both real practice and personal realization.
Regarding the personal experience on cycle of births and deaths, mind my words, you would know it in due course while you are still alive, even sooner, if you would have taken proper practice - - but not by eating ice cream or having sex.