Just taken this course and very much enjoyed it. One part that was touched upon but not expanded fully was the idea of cellular memories. I’m interested in particular in organ transplant and cellular memories, and what that means from a Buddhist ethical point of view. My first introduction to this was from a friend who had a liver transplant and the strange visions and memories that she had post transplant. She was quite convinced that there was a bit of another ‘person’ affecting the way that she was, and this caused much distress to her. I later found out that this is more common than we might imagine, although it is never discussed during pre-transplant therapy. Here’s a paper on it.
Does anyone have any thoughts or experience of this, and (although I believe that they did not have organ transplants in the time of the Buddha ;)) are there any passages from EBT where this idea is discussed?