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the great rebirth debate

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby Alex123 » Sat May 11, 2013 8:25 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby kirk5a » Sat May 11, 2013 10:11 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Postby Alex123 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:15 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby kirk5a » Sat May 11, 2013 10:26 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby Alex123 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:34 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby kirk5a » Sat May 11, 2013 11:39 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby Alex123 » Sun May 12, 2013 12:13 am

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby kirk5a » Sun May 12, 2013 12:36 am

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby Alex123 » Sun May 12, 2013 12:47 am

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby chownah » Sun May 12, 2013 2:41 am

Alex123,
Seems like you are looking or asking for proof for rebirth and saying that you can not believe in rebirth without proof. I think that this is a good way for you to proceed and is supported by the buddha's teaching to go and find out for yourself. I suggest that you turn this attitude towards pondering the existence of the external world....I think that if your reasoning is clear and dispassionate you will see that there can never be proof either for or against the existence of the external world and if taken one step farther you will then see that there can never be proof either for or against anything existing at all....including rebirth and everything else. In my view the fact that nothing can be proven one way or the other is a clear pointer to the dukkha inherent in all things. Seems like if one wants to eliminate dukkha one must eliminate supporting one's existence with doctrines of belief in the existence of things or the certainty we feel about our knowing.
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Re: the great rebirth debate

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby Alex123 » Sun May 12, 2013 12:03 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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