I was reading this topic; Is Dependent Origination a parody of Vedic cosmology? - Essays - Discuss & Discover (suttacentral.net)
It talks also about creation of beings. It raised the question, for me, what is a being?
I believe Buddha discovered that we are a being in as much we are involved and attached to the 5 khandha’s as Me, mine, my self. In that involvement we become a being, at least that is our impression.
Being a being is, i believe, not about having a coarse human, animal body etc. or having a fine body or no body at all. Also entirely possessed of mind there is still the perception of being a being; as a subject who cognises. Being a being is not determined by having a certain coarse or subtle physical body, i think. Being a being is determined by experience, by perception. How one experiences oneself. It arises in the mind. I believe, it is mind-made.
The way we experience ourselves, for example now as a human being, is completely mind-made at any moment. It arises dependly all the time.
So, i believe Buddha teaches that only in a conventional way we are now human beings, but not in Truth.
A Buddha has qualities and abilities that are not normal human because he is freed from that perspective of being a human being. One who has broken with conceiving can also not conceive him/herself to be a human being.
In this line the creation of a being is the arising of an impression of me, mine, myself in the mind and does not refer to physical birth.
This is something momentary. And if this ends no being ends but the impression of being a being ends.
Meaning, avijja ends.
At least, one must first think about what is a being? Are those possessed entirely of Mind no beings? Do they see themselves or expereince themselves as beings? I think so because of subject-object duality.
Being a being is a mind-made impression, i think.