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the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:41 pm

Greetings,

Posts relating to various aspects of 'dukkha' have been moved to...

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby PeterB » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:45 am

You dont KNOW that its absurd Shonin would be my guess. Correct me if I am wrong...You deduce that it is absurd because it doesnt fit your current paradigm." The one you teach. the one you go by "...*





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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby PeterB » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:45 am

You dont KNOW that its absurd Shonin would be my guess. Correct me if I am wrong...You deduce that it is absurd because it doesnt fit your current paradigm." The one you teach. the one you go by "...*





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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby Shonin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:25 am

Sure, it's all provisional.

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I was not arguing for the motion Tilt..I was just pointing out that we need to be cautious when claiming knowledge of any kind when discussing post mortem states. Unless we actually have seen for ourselves. It cuts all ways. We can of course make reasonable deductions in accord with our general understanding of dhamma.

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Postby Shonin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:47 pm

For clarity, I wasn't claiming that suicide 'ends existence' only that I suggest that this is part of the world-view that motivates suicide - a worldview that appears paradoxical to me. Is it about wishing for another state or is it enough just to put a stop to this one?

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Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:44 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby wwwinseng » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:04 am

we will never be able to prove whether there is rebirth or not.
so its quite futile to argue about it.
its better to focus on our actions and the repercussions.

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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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