And of course where he has ended up is the same position as Ajahn Buddhadasa or Lung Por Chah.
That questions of after death states or Rebirth or " eternal life" only come about when we lose sight of the fact that in reality there is only now. That questions about Rebirth or Non Rebirth are subsumed into the question what is time ?...And time arises dependently with all dhammas.
PeterB wrote:Are you suggesting that time is unconditioned ?
PeterB wrote:There is one possible answer to your question in my reply Dhamma Spoon.
Shonin wrote:I love this guy.
PeterB wrote:If time is not unconditioned, it is conditioned. It therefore arises with all conditioned phenomena. Dependently.
retrofuturist wrote:Or.... "time" is just a concept, and it only arises (in its capacity as a concept) when somebody conceives of it.
lojong1 wrote:Another small reason to love this guy: http://www.gratefulness.org/qbox/item.cfm?qbox_id=170
David Steindl-Rast-- "Dear J.P., the God space is so vast that different space missions may bring back seemingly contradictory reports. When we speak of God, we should expect such paradoxes as fullness and emptiness. In fact, since all the opposites arise from God and are one in God, we should be suspicious of any God talk that is not paradoxical.
From early on, Christian theology has been aware that whatever we say about God, no matter how true, falls infinitely short of the full truth. (This strand of theology is called Negative or Apophatic Theology.) The emptiness of which Buddhists speak is, paradoxically, also the source of all fullness.
Don’t try to correct your spiritual advisors. Just add in your own mind what is missing. In controversies, as has been observed, most people are correct in what they affirm, but wrong in what they deny.
-- Your Brother David"
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,PeterB wrote:If time is not unconditioned, it is conditioned. It therefore arises with all conditioned phenomena. Dependently.
Or.... "time" is just a concept, and it only arises (in its capacity as a concept) when somebody conceives of it.
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