chownah wrote:I said that no one knows the contents of the buddha's DNA. This is a pretty simple statement. If you do not understand this then I suggest you go do some reading about how DNA and the genetic machinery work before attempting to discuss this....
If your line of reasoning is that it is DNA that defines a being, then that's just nihilistic reasoning that reduces a being to mere aggregates.
That is not my line of reasoning but even if it was I don't see how it is necessarily nihilistic.
Also, didn't the Buddha in a certain sense reduce all beings to aggregates?........namely the concept of self reduced to the clinging aggregates?