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the great rebirth debate

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:05 am

Greetings participants and observers of the Great Rebirth debate,

My observation of threads like this on other discussion forums is that often participants "talk past each other" because of different understandings on what exactly constitutes "annihilationism", or as it is in Pali, ucchedavada.

Therefore, I have created a new but related debate topic specifically addressing the topic of what constitutes annihilationism.

:!: Ucchedavada (annihilationism) - what does it actually mean?
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=157

I would strongly encourage anyone who actively participates in Rebirth debates to take the time to check out the Ucchedavada (annihilationism) thread and contribute their opinions as to what exactly consitutes annihilationism.

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Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:43 am

Hi retro and all
I am going to wait for your new thread to start before commenting if I have the inclination or wonder! but on this thread I am seeing some disdurbing things!
would it not be better to find common ground? than as others have mentioned point out sociopathic statements, or be too gun ho in how we post?
all traditions have the eightfold path try looking to it for guidance!
it is better to say nothing than something which can be taken badly!


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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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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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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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