Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: ↑Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:34 am

As for me, Buddhism and Mathematics can coexist peacefully together.

The lifespan of each type of satta is defined in canonical comments. (For example, in the Abhassara world, the life span of deities is eight cosmic cycles.) But deities, people, animals, etc. (satta), in fact, does not exist. There are combinations of dhammas. Each life is a finite sequence of dhammas combinations. And life expectancy can not be any - it is defined.

Similarly, Shannon determined the duration of a chess game in 40 moves, and calculated the number of all possible combinations of moves, the number of all possible chess games.

In the same way, if the deadline for life is limited (and it is LIMITED in Theravada), the number of all possible life choices is very large (much more than the Shannon number), but finite.

The finite number of possible lives is less than the infinite number of lives already lived. (Which is infinite, since there are no first ones in the series of conditioned dhammas that have arisen without preceding kammic causes.)

As in any infinite time any chess game from among Shannon should be played, so in the endless past the life leading to Nibbana should already be lived.

They say that there is a free choice. But if satta does not exist, then whose free choice? Free choice of Lord Shiva? If there is no satta, there is no free choice, there are only regular or random events.

Mathematically, Nibbana should already be achieved EVERYBODY.