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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Postby Prasadachitta » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:05 am

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:09 am

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:54 am

Greetings Alex,

What is your opinion, from a Dhamma perspective...

Would we all be better off permanently dead?

Metta,
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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Postby Alex123 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:11 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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