the great rebirth debate

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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby BlackBird » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:38 am

Yet again the shortcomings in this argument are made painfully clear ;)
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: the great rebirth debate

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Then may I ask you to clarify the point, so I can clarify my response.

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Re: the great rebirth debate

Postby clw_uk » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:43 am

In terms of "Rebirth" I found this youtube Dhamma talk where Ajahn Sumedho explains how to view rebirth, that I found insightful :)






I particularly liked where he said

"So rebirth is a mental thing, its not physical, and rebirth is something that is going on all the time, you don't have to believe in a theory of rebirth ..."


And how he relates rebirth in terms of, for example, being bored and being "reborn" into a person watching TV, then getting bored of TV :computerproblem: and getting reborn into someone who is enjoying food and how its just desire that is being "reborn".
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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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