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Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:27 pm

Its a moot point imo. What important is that we continue to pretend there is so that science doesnt stop working.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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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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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Postby binocular » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:30 pm

For example, if one is to practice the brahmaviharas, one has to posit that there are other living beings out there toward whom one practices this or that sublime attitude.

How can one practice metta if one believes that others don't really exist or don't matter??

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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Higher than lordship over all earth,
Higher than sojourning in heavens supreme,
Higher than empire over all the worlds,
Is Fruit of Entrance to the Dhamma Stream.
—Dhammapada


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