Matteo1972 wrote:Yes, you can get some peace, yes, you can get same good feelings, but you can get peace also by stopping to drink and you can get good feelings by making a family.
What about Enlightenment and what is it about?
Matteo1972 wrote:Also, I dont believe happiness can be measured.
Matteo1972 wrote:It looks that it is not even claimed to be any realistically possible.
So what is the point of even trying?
Matteo1972 wrote:I have faith, but faith in whom since 100 people say 100 different things
Why not faith in Prof. Williams?
Matteo1972 wrote:My point is that I do not believe the Tipitaka more than I believe the bible or the Koran.
Matteo1972 wrote:As from my point of view, Ven. Pesala words and Prof. Williams teachings have the same weight.
Matteo1972 wrote:If Buddhism cant provide a clear way for this, with people actually having reached this goal and this goal being realistically attainable, then the whole point of Buddhism is null, in my opinion.
Matteo1972 wrote:It looks to me that Theravada Buddhism requires the same amount of blind faith that Catholicism requires
Matteo1972 wrote:I do not believe in any "truth", being it Buddhist or not.
This does not mean disagreement, means that it is just words, and I am not interested in words, even if attibuted to Muhammad, Buddha, Visnu, or anybody else
Matteo1972 wrote:How would you know that the teachings are valuable if there is no arhant, and therefore not the smallest shred of evidence that someone got Enlightened ever?
Matteo1972 wrote:In which way is the Dhamma more "evidence" than the Bible or the Koran?
And on which grounds is the Dhamma sublime if you do not even know that it leads to Englithenment (other than blind faith)
Well.. unless you are veeery old, I do not think you met the Buddha personally.
Infact, I do not think anybody can claim evidence that he actually lived.
Matteo1972 wrote:As for the Dhamma, unless it can be assumed that it can actually bring people to Enlightenment, what would be the use?
Matteo1972 wrote:I do not want to make any proselitism here, but Catholic priests claim the same: if you have in God you can bear your burden better.
I think the same would be true for faith in Allah, or any other God probably
I show the quotes above to show a general theme running through all of your posts. I have them quoted separately, all real quotes from you and they are not pieced together in any way to change any meanings; just to show the general theme in your posts.
Numerous posters have adequately responded to your questions and it is quite obvious that no answer no matter how logical and rational the answer, it will not satisfy you. It is apparent that you have no interest in pursuing Buddhism, in my opinion and you are just here to try and debunk it, no matter how miserably you have failed. You refuse to give it a try; what more needs to be said? You are going in circles making the same claims about how Buddhism is no better than blah, blah, how there is no proof that there are any arahants, that Buddha existed, etc., etc. You never responded to my question / response of giving it a try and see if there is less suffering as you progress. It seems you already have your mind made up.