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The Danger of Rebirth

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:42 am

How is :rofl: an appropriate response to Bhikkhu Pesala's post ? Do you have a canonical reference to refute it with ? Or does it simply not conform to your exisiting ideas ? Or is it just a delightful thought that had not occured to you, or what ?

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Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:25 pm

I think there is a danger of all of us including me, thinking that emoticons are self explanatory, and they are not really, just as Tilt says.

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Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Postby PeterB » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:49 pm

Those of you addressing clw uk do realise that you are quoting posts he made a year ago in Feb 2009 ? And that he hasnt visited the forum since early Jan ?
He may of course read your posts and answer. In the meantime if you are not aquainted with the teachings of Buddhadhassa Bhikkhu you might want to aquaint yourself with them, as that will give you a good insight into clw uk's position.
In my opinion the two outstanding Theravada teachers of recent years were Ajahn Chah and Buddhadhassa Bhikkhu, clw uk's views give a good glimpse of thre latters teachings.

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Postby Annapurna » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:59 pm

I'm aware he posted a year ago. If he comes back to reply, fine, if not, also fine.

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Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Postby PeterB » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:24 pm

I guessed miendzi.. :smile: we all do it. I just had a mental image of you waiting for him to reply...which he still might of course.
I would urge if you havent, a read of some Buddhadasa Bhikkhu for a very different take on things.

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Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Postby nschauer » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:39 am

Great discussion by all - learned lots from following this thread.
However, I'm still inclined to simply dismiss the idea of rebirth - much as I would the idea of Christ being resurrected.
The way I understand rebirth is how it happens in my own life. I was reborn from child to teenager, teenager to young man, young man to adult and now to old geezer. Furthermore, I am reborn each time I reawaken myself from delusion, aversion ect. I am reborn each time I awake to mindfulness. Thus the goal of not being reborn makes sense to me - because it will mean the end of delusion - becoming fully mindful.

Does this make sense?

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Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:34 pm

• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: The Danger of Rebirth

Postby Aloka » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:38 pm

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Regarding the topic title, please someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that the suttas say 'reappearance'' and 'birth' and not re -birth.



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