Anyone can go to heaven, just be good

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Re: Anyone can go to heaven, just be good

Post by clw_uk » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:21 pm

Will wrote:Since this verse is often used, without qualification or explanation, as expressing the heart of the Dhamma, I think it is just fine for the majority of mankind to know a good life will result in a good afterlife.
Verse 183: Not to do evil, to cultivate merit, to purify one's mind - this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.

I dont see what that has to do with "rebirth"

Also if there is no rebirth, does that mean we would just run around shooting each other? If thats so then its just a business deal "i will do this, if i can get that"

Its also very conceited "I" will do this, so "I" can get that


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Re: Anyone can go to heaven, just be good

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:44 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

There's a website at http://www.justbegood.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; with the tagline "Anyone can go to heaven, just be good"

What do you think of this tagline?

Is promoting heavenly realms as a future destination a good or bad way to promote the Dhamma in the 21st century?

Metta,
Retro. :)
I had visited this site in the past before seeing this thread. Google lead me there when I was searching about some sort of dharma issue (I can't remember what). It''s a treasure trove of information.

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Re: Anyone can go to heaven, just be good

Post by Will » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:46 pm

clw_uk wrote:
Will wrote:Since this verse is often used, without qualification or explanation, as expressing the heart of the Dhamma, I think it is just fine for the majority of mankind to know a good life will result in a good afterlife.
Verse 183: Not to do evil, to cultivate merit, to purify one's mind - this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.

I dont see what that has to do with "rebirth"

Also if there is no rebirth, does that mean we would just run around shooting each other? If thats so then its just a business deal "i will do this, if i can get that"

Its also very conceited "I" will do this, so "I" can get that


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I was responding to the first post & the tagline "Anyone can go to heaven, just be good".
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
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