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by magar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2265
Views: 184804

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Buddha taught the middle way -- neither eternalism nor extinction. Both, according to him were avijja. There were teachers during the Buddha's time who taught these two extremes.
by magar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?
Replies: 21
Views: 2640

Re: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?

Buddha taught the path to end of suffering -- that is Nibbana -- total freedom from the rounds of birth and death.
There's nothing more affirming than this. Other kinds of pleasures come & pass away.
by magar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: suffering is caused by ????
Replies: 32
Views: 4375

Re: suffering is caused by ????

Suffering is caused by ignorance -- by not understanding that the cause of suffering is craving. If there were no ignorance, there'd be no craving; in fact, such a person would be an Arahant.
by magar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever wear shoe?
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: Does the Buddha ever wear shoe?

Does it matter?
Mukul