If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

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Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

Post by cappuccino » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm

SarathW wrote:
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My action is to avoid the suffering of another being.

today is the future from the perspective of the past

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Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

Post by SarathW » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:01 am

I just surprised to find that what I am thinking is very close to the teaching of Ven. Buddhdasa!

"Buddhadasa rejected the traditional rebirth and karma doctrine, since he thought it to be incompatible with sunyata, and not conductive to the extinction of dukkha.[7]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhadasa
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Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

Post by Dinsdale » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:57 am

cappuccino wrote:
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Atheist Buddhists are more atheist than Buddhist.
Buddha was an atheist because he rejected Atman/Brahman. :tongue:
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Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

Post by cappuccino » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:13 pm

Dinsdale wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:57 am
Buddha was an atheist
The Thirty-one Planes of Existence

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Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

Post by DNS » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:44 pm

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Dinsdale wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:57 am
Buddha was an atheist
The Thirty-one Planes of Existence
Buddhism, like Jainism might be more appropriately called Transtheism. It is beyond the theism or atheism of discussing an all-powerful Creator-God. There are impermanent deva gods, but not the traditional Creator-God found in other religions.

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Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

Post by cappuccino » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:36 pm

Brahma means God. The Great God, is called by Buddha, God the Father.

No, he isn't Creator. However, he is the Christian's focus.

Christians are not delusional. Nor the Greeks, who describe the Titans (Asura).

Zeus is a deva. He is perfectly real.

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Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

Post by rightviewftw » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:41 pm

in brief;
it is not you who lived in the past life either, yet here you are aging and dying and if you don't do what needs to be done history will repeat itself.

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