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Anonymous 18/09/10(Mon)09:32 No. 13608 ID: 7fc04c
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In Theravada Buddhism, a person can become a god, and during godhood attain a state of enlightenment which results in ending the cycle of rebirth. Some of the final stages of this cycle involve letting go of the will to live, followed by letting go of the will to exist in any form. Losing the will to live or exist at all happens exclusively in god form. After losing the will to exist, conciet, restlessness, and ignorance go away too. Then, nirvana is attained and the person isn’t born again.

Talk about glorifying suicide.


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Anonymous 18/09/10(Mon)17:46 No. 13609 ID: 236f61

Nowhere in the precepts does it say that you should take life.


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Anonymous 18/09/10(Mon)18:37 No. 13610 ID: 7fc04c

>>13609
Buddhism asserts that the desire to exist is a manifestation of ignorance and pain, and that ending the cycle of rebirth is holy and desirable. How if that different from a non-Buddhist seeing existence as pain, desiring to go to sleep and never wake up again?


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Anonymous 18/09/14(Fri)13:52 No. 13622 ID: c230b2

I exhort all of you to read this text, especially you OP:

Sutra of the Merit and Virtue of the Past Vows of
Medicine Master Vaidurya Light Tathagata


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Anonymous 18/09/20(Thu)07:56 No. 13626 ID: a6dac9

>>13622
why is there so much hate on christianity when this shit is just as stupid?


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Anonymous 18/09/23(Sun)07:14 No. 13628 ID: ffa955

>>13626
I’m not sure what you mean by “stupid,” but Christianity promotes slave morality.


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Anonymous 18/09/26(Wed)02:11 No. 13637 ID: 650f3f

alright you are not understanding Budddhism. you dont become a god you only realize that you never were seperate from G-d. (G-d as in that which gives matter its form and G-d from whom all comes) You realize that "your" mind, "your" body, and "your" ego is not you and that the essence of you is G-d. Because you realize that you are not the person whos form you inhabit you no longer are trapped by the desires that the person was because you are unattached to his existence. Once you fully realize that you are G-d and let go of all attachments then you achieve union with G-d (Nirvana). It's like this: someone once took a cup of water out of the ocean. The cup of water is you, the ocean is G-d. You were never different from G-d you only imagine that you are because you are seperated, once you realize who you are, the cup is dumped back into the ocean and you attain one-ness with G-d.


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Anonymous 18/09/29(Sat)10:51 No. 13643 ID: 3f71f7

>>13637
Sure, that pretty much sums up the "in the image of God" that Christians have, but I don't see the metaphorical dumping of the glass taking place in any material sense.

I see that coming to realize one's part in the whole--that one is the part of the one in some sense--is good for the spirit, but I don't ever see you getting dumped back into the ocean until you're dead.

The ego will always continue to exist in the world, as we are all separate entities in the world.
Once you've come to the realization that you are part of the whole, you don't feel bad when the ego is poked, and that's one of the differences between someone with a more mature spiritual outlook and a person that's an ego maniac.




"Talk about glorifying suicide."

Yeah, I get some nihilistic vibes from buddhism.


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Anonymous 18/10/04(Thu)06:04 No. 13656 ID: ab41ea

>>13643
It sounds like the beliefs of >>13637 are based on the notion of God and possibly the immaterial soul.


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Anonymous 18/10/18(Thu)01:37 No. 13674 ID: 694780

>>13643
There is no "dumping back" because we never left the ocean,the waves affect everybody even if you don't see it.After having this realization you will treat the ego as it really is,an entity that has it's own desires.
And in the end all your problems are cause by that same desire.



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