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by emma.james
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death and Separation
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Death and Separation

Both of my parents and the 'love of my life' have all died. To tell you the truth, it's all been incredibly freeing. Before they died, I always feared that the 'worst would happen'. Now that the worst actually has happened, what is there to worry about? Don't get me wrong, there was a fair amount o...
by emma.james
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Death and Separation
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Death and Separation

How do you all feel about separation at death from your loved ones? :cry: I am so sad and frightened for the deaths that I have to face in the future ( my own and my relatives)..... It is easy to think about someone else's funeral etc, but when it happens to you, it is hard to deal with, specially m...
by emma.james
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada buddhism and the 'real' cause of everything?
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Theravada buddhism and the 'real' cause of everything?

Thanks Jeff for the kind reply. So do we need to understand - that these 4 systems (kamma, Buddha, world and mind) exist, yet we cannot understand how these things started or will end... and since Buddha discovered a path within these 4 systems to end the suffering, I guess we need to follow that ad...
by emma.james
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada buddhism and the 'real' cause of everything?
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Theravada buddhism and the 'real' cause of everything?

Thanks for the three replies and agree with all! Buddhism is very meaningful when I am faced with sadness and sickness. The above curiosity started in my mind when I started to investigate my own thinking and understanding. When we realise the truth via meditation and reach enlightenment, it would b...
by emma.james
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada buddhism and the 'real' cause of everything?
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Theravada buddhism and the 'real' cause of everything?

I am a Buddhist and please could anyone offer a clear answer to the following thoughts. Buddha said, do not waste your time trying to find an answer to the start/end of Buddhas, Kamma, world systems and concept of Mind as one’s search will be never-ending. I agree with it, but in reality who created...