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How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

Postby dhammapal » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:05 am

Hi,

They say that Nibbana is permanent, but also beyond space and time.

I have this idea that I have to create a happiness that will last forever which is heavy burden.

How do I get rid of the idea of Nibbana as eternal life?

Thanks / dhammapal.






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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

Postby clw_uk » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:17 am

Nibanna is emptiness of "I" or "mine"


There cannot be nibnna if you think it is eternal life, or eternal death
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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:27 am

Hello all,

These 25 Sermons may be of interest:

The Nibbana Sermons by Bhikkhu K. Ñänananda
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... rmon_8.htm

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

Postby Fede » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:53 am

"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

Postby Individual » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:31 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:41 pm

..and the correct answer is:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... gress.html

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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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~ swimming upstream is tough work! ~

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Re: How to get rid of the idea of eternal life?

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"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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