In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

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In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

not applicable, there is no rebirth, it is annihilation for all
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3%
no more becoming, non-existence as we know it but not annihilation since there is no self
60
40%
existence in a buddha-field / realm
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5%
pantheism
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5%
citta continues in paranibbana
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9%
a subtle existence that is ineffable, inexpressible
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17%
don't know or agnostic about it, set-aside for now
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22%
 
Total votes: 150

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Mahabrahma
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Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

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As long as it's Buddhist, it's reality.
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Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

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Mahabrahma wrote: As long as it's Buddhist, it's reality.
Maybe, maybe not.
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? ―Paul Gauguin
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Mahabrahma
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Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

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cappuccino wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:33 am
Mahabrahma wrote: As long as it's Buddhist, it's reality.
Maybe, maybe not.
You know the truth, however, it is fully in you, and that is what shall set you free.
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Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

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Mahabrahma wrote: truth shall set you free.
:anjali:
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? ―Paul Gauguin
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Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

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As far as understand it, some Vajrayana (and even some Mahayana) traditions interpret nibbana as liberating the mind from being trapped by suffering and negative emotions (anger, greed, etc) by getting it trained in what is basically vipassana way of experiencing things (in a detached way). This is connected with the view that there is no difference between samsara and nibbana, ie nibbana is not something outside samsara, but something which is to be experience inside it. So, one can go on getting reborn (in human and above spheres) and be in a nibbanic state of mind. IDK if there are any Theravada traditions which interpret nibbana in that way..
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Re: In your view, understanding, Parinibbana is:

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greenjuice wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:35 pm (...) ie nibbana is not something outside samsara, but something which is to be experience inside it.
samsara surpassing nibbana is the sassatavadin view, which was rejected by the buddha.
So, one can go on getting reborn (in human and above spheres) and be in a nibbanic state of mind.
makes no sense according to how the buddha describes nibbana.

metta :)
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