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by char101
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The value of nibbana
Replies: 41
Views: 4501

Re: The value of nibbana

Hi Char, Hi, Nibbana is not destruction of self because there is no self to begin with. But nibbana is the destruction of sankara which are body and mind which are what makes a being. So it's the destruction of a being, isn't it? I do accept that self is a wrong view but what is the point of the ha...
by char101
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The value of nibbana
Replies: 41
Views: 4501

Re: The value of nibbana

Hi, A human being is not like a car, a human being does not require a driver, as is the case with all sentient beings. That's not actually the point of my analogy :smile: The value of nibbana among other things is that the "sense of self" ceases to cause problems, cease to cause suffering. Suffering...
by char101
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The value of nibbana
Replies: 41
Views: 4501

Re: The value of nibbana

I feel that myself as a being have an identity that separates myself from other being and that need to be preseved but nibbana does not seem as a way to preservation other than self-destruction so I am having a difficult time getting motivated towards nibbana. Probably I have too much kilesa to see ...
by char101
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The value of nibbana
Replies: 41
Views: 4501

The value of nibbana

Hi, I have this confusing thought in mind, could anyone please shed some light :smile:

If there is no "I" then how does nibbana matters more than suffering since there is no "one" to save?

Like it does not matter whethere there is a broken car or no car at all if there is no one to drive.
by char101
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana and death
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Nibbana and death

@bodom But there is mind and body which cease to exist after parinibbana and death (if there is no such thing as rebirh). Or is nibbana something more that just the cease of existence? @Kenshou No "being" but there is mind and body since it's the realities of a being. I think unexistence is not so m...
by char101
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana and death
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Nibbana and death

Hi,

Assuming there is no rebirth after death, then parinibbana is the same as death. Would like to hear second opinion on this :smile: