Many thanks Mike.
I wonder sometimes, what if we actually only live once, what if when we die, we really die, we cease to exist completely, without any residual consciousness, kammic wind or possibilities to get reborn in any new form. In other words, "show's over, curtain's closed, lights out". Can Nibbana be compared to that, in the context of continuous rebirths?Apart from the excellent moral and ethical values associated with following the Buddha's teachings
, would it make sense to follow the Buddha's path if the above was actually true?
I don't mean to bother anyone here, the answer to this question is important for my personal spiritual quest.
"This path is a thorough investigation and understanding of the limitations of the mortal condition of the body and mind. Now you're developing the ability to turn away from the conditioned and to release your identity from mortality." Ajan Sumedho, "Mindfulness, the path to the Deathless."