A Strong Wish May Influence Rebirth
Monks, here a monk is endowed with faith, is endowed with virtue, is endowed with learning, is endowed with generosity, is endowed with wisdom. It occurs to him: "Would that I might be reborn in companionship with the rich aristocracy after the disintegration of my body after death". He fixes his mind on this, concentrates his mind on this, develops his mind on this. These aspirations and this fixation of his, so developed and practiced, will lead to rebirth there. Monks, this way, this method will lead to rebirth there.