Q+A w/Andrew | 95 | July 13th, 2023

Transcript → Q+A w/Andrew | 95 | July 13th, 2023

Submitted questions:

  • Should death be feared?

  • What are the karma results of dying by stopping water and food? I have a friend that is planning this who has Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Is lucid dreaming happening ‘within human mind’? If someone manage to transform him/herself into a butterfly for example, would the person be able to see perceptions as a butterfly or would him see perceptions as human being with a body of a butterfly?
    Regarding lucidity in deep dream (clear light), does it happen withing a human-being mind or is it in a subtler form of mind which is beyond human?

  • Is the 49 day rule for reincarnation set in stone for all Buddhists, or can souls reincarnate before or after that period? How was it determined? I heard of a Monk who was such pure spirit that his soul reincarnated into 5 people at the same time, is it theoretically possible to reincarnate as more than 5 people, like 100, or 1000, or even as all humanity at once? Is death kind of like the latter renicarnation, but way bigger, a reincarnation into infinite spirit, or the vast “entropic soup” that can connect to all living beings? Is this how dead Monks are able to give teachings in dreams?


Awesome thank you for posting this, one of the best/deepest Q&As I have seen.



Thank you so much for recording this.

From what I read one day, in the Sufi tradition, when some masters intuitively sensed their passage was near, they would dig a hole in a sacred outdoor space (in the mountains I think) and be there for the last days of their lives. Simple and powerful :slight_smile:

I love Andrew’s playfulness and depth.
Thank you.


Who wouldnt want to spend their last moments in nature? Sounds like one or the best ways to exit the body. For me, a bonfire cremation would be prefered out there over a hole though. :slightly_smiling_face:


yes, a bonfire cremation with people singing…
perhaps with some friends saying some funny stories about me :slight_smile: