A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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How would we become immortal? Even if there were scientific and medical advances that allowed humans to live to age 300 or 500 or even 1,000 they would still die eventually. Organs could be replaced with mechanical ones as they deteriorate, but only to a point and if you changed your brain to a mechanical one, would it still be you?
Even if it were possible to make humans immortal, they could still die from traumatic incidents, including car crashes, plane crashes, shootings, etc.
And in the event that didn't happen, a large meteorite would hit the earth (eventually) or the sun will burn itself out in a super nova and subsequently all life on earth dies. (And Buddhism covers that one too, as beings would be reborn in another world system.)
I think he might mean the “deathless”.
What is “rupa” Jhāna? Here are four simple meditations on earth, water, fire, and wind - leading to tranquility and pleasure, rapture and equanimity - peacehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1sdgpi ... hIz3wgz7ep
Since in many suttas Buddha said that death is unavoidable, becoming immortal would in a way refute Buddhism. Maybe that is what your friend meant.
Last edited by Volo on Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
The dhamma doesn't die. It's there even without a buddha sasana. Private buddhas continue to exists. That which has become called buddhism may not be the dhamma as a buddha taught and may very well continue to exist sans a buddha sasana.
Yes, the buddhadhamma dies out eventually until another Buddha arises in the world eons and eons afterwards who will rediscover and teach the dhamma.
Everything is impermanent including Buddhism
Seems ridiculous at first. However, i think it is a beautiful poem with deeper meanings.
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- "the one thing all the mistaken views have in common is the assumption that the self exists" ~ DN1
- "It is an entirely and perfectly foolish idea" ~ MN22
- The No-self doctrine is found only in the teaching of the Buddha.
- No-self (anatta) means that there is no permanent, unchanging entity in anything animate or inanimate. ~ SN22.59