the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby Jerrod Lopes » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:52 am

What is this Supreme Self that people believe in? :)

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby Spiny Norman » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:09 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby Jerrod Lopes » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:28 pm

In my view I see rebirth as factual natural process. Most of the confusion I think lies in the term rebirth itself. No one is actually reborn, so.... Yeah, I couldn't agree more that speculation on past and future are a waste of time. This is also why I see rebirth, for lack of a better term, as wonderful motivation to practice well in the present. Then again I may be one of the few who believe nibbana can be realized in this lifetime. I'm just enjoying samsara for now. Thanks for your above post. It does make a lot of sense to me, even if I don't quite see it the same way.

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Re: the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

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was referring to Alokas statement that she/he was a a believer before discovering The Forest Sangha, and that now he/she is agnostic..but the Forest Sangha Ajahns teach rebirth.
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Re: the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby gendun » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:13 pm

I am not an ArogTer follower, and never have been.
I am not a Theravada student but I have been present when Ajahn Sumedho talked about rebirth in a literal sense. And when Ajahn Munindo talked at length about the dynamics of " again becoming ". (Punnabbhava )
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Re: the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

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