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Do good people go to Hell?

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bodom
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Re: Do good people go to Hell?

Postby bodom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:02 am

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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manas
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Re: Do good people go to Hell?

Postby manas » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:45 am

There's a saying that 'the punishment should fit the crime'. That being the case, I might expect the likes of war criminals and torturers to end up in such a place, since they caused so much pain and misery to others; but certainly not ordinary people who, although not caring for the spiritual life, nevertheless did not cause others such pain and misery.

We should keep this in perspective. You would have to do some pretty bad things to end up there! Note that the Buddha keeps saying "Yet he does not die, until his demerit finishes."That implies that it's all very precise, this working out of kamma. There is a time limit, because (I would presume) the Law of Cause and Effect is perfect and operates precisely. (Or doesn't it? Any further information here?)
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Do good people go to Hell?

Postby asdf » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:30 am

Thank you, bodom and Ben. Sounds awful. But the idea of there being more than one hell for different crimes/negative kamma makes sense.

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Re: Do good people go to Hell?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:34 am

• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Do good people go to Hell?

Postby altar » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:30 pm

There is one realm that, although not an infernal hell realm, still sounds awful, and is not comparable to the christian idea of hell, except as you might find in some old paintings.

The buddha speaks of a realm where everything seen, tasted, touched, smelled, heard, (known, is it possible?) is unpleasant, not pleasant.

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Re: Do good people go to Hell?

Postby manas » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:00 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Do good people go to Hell?

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:09 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Do good people go to Hell?

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