Annihalation means simply annihalation.mikenz66 wrote:I think you need to be a little more detailed than that, given the context of this thread. What sort of attitudes towards the idea of post-mortem rebirth does it require?
I guess it means nothing usually identified as "me" continuing on in some form or other after this body dies, other than as food for words.
No continuation of any of the aggregates in some form or another, no force of becoming or kamma creating a new process.
Metaphysics aside I think though the most significant thing is a lack of a long term view in that the fruits of ones actions bear results even outside of the limited perspective of "my life", taking such a view is self centered and the opposite of what the Buddha was trying to achieve. From what i've observed the force of becoming is so powerful I don't find it hard to believe the affects of it could continue on in some form or another, of course though I don't apply "I", "me", or "mine" to that whatever it is.