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Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

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Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

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"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

Postby polarbear101 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:09 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

Postby cappuccino » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:25 pm

Buddha rejected annihilation.

Why (therefore) are atheists arguing for annihilation?

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Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

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Obviously you're not accepting Buddha's rejection of annihilation…

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Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

Postby davidbrainerd » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:42 pm

If "There is, monks, an unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated. If there were not that unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated, there would not be the case that escape from the born — become — made — fabricated would be discerned." is to be considered poetry due to the stacking of adjectives, then the entire canon becomes poetry since there is a marked tendency to stack adjectives.

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Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

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Some cannot accept transcendent realities,
for they already accept there are none, period.

(God is impossible attitude…)
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