tiltbillings wrote:I would only repeat what the texts themselves say. Don't try to put words into my mouth, please.
And what do the text say to remain after Parinibbāna?
With the breakup of the body, following the exhaustion of life, all feelings, not being delighted in, will become cool right here; mere
bodily remains will be left." - SN12.51(1).
No talk about "luminious unestablished consciousness", the eternal Citta, the Ground of all Being... To posit anything continuing in or after parinibbāna would contradict the texts. With metta,
Please answer my other questionsAgain, lets for the sake of discussion, say that I have meant that 5 aggregates, either:
A)have "true, inherent existence" (sabhāvasiddhi
B) Have only experiential, existence/functionality, they are (Atthi
I prefer to the B option and so says the Buddha.How would A or B meaning alter the fact that:
1) Parinibbāna is cessation of all Dukkha
2) Parinibbāna is final cessation and no rearising of 5 aggregates?
3) There isn't anything (awareness, experiencing, knowing, willing, etc
) that exists in parinibbāna.
Please forgive me, but it sounds to me as if some are trying to justify some sort of survival, of parinibbāna being some form of experience, awareness, existence. Also some arguments put forth here seem to be either trying to obfuscate the issue or to take it aside.