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Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 28 Feb 2015 00:51
by nesgirl
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Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 28 Feb 2015 01:18
by DesertExplorer
I insist that Buddhism is not a religion. Anyway, the only thing I found is that no Buddhist believes in reincarnation. Only those who practice Hinduism believe in the concept of the soul and immortality of it, while the others in rebirth, which they explain differently.

About what you said in the previous post; Of course it's all generated by your head, but that does not make it fake or true. Just a creation.

Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 28 Feb 2015 04:18
by HAGART
Well, I found my new religion.
I'm going to become a Quir.
It makes as much sense as all the others.

Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 28 Feb 2015 04:22
by nesgirl
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Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 28 Feb 2015 04:31
by HAGART
A morning constitutional can become a morning confessional.

Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 28 Feb 2015 10:10
by Summerlander
Where's my link, Desert? :mrgreen:

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Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 28 Feb 2015 13:46
by DesertExplorer
http://www.sokahumanism.com/nichiren-buddhism/Differences_between_Rebirth_and_Reincarnation.html

I believe that they describe the difference pretty well here.

Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 01 Mar 2015 01:46
by Summerlander
Thanks. But that only proves my point that Buddhism is a religion. It propounds different kinds of hereafter based on karmic debt. Rebirths in other realms beyond our own, eh? Supernatural experiences in hellish and heavenly planes of existence. The Nichiren doctrine, a branch of Mahayana Buddhism, claims to know -- without evidence -- that we are more than our physical bodies and this life is not the only one for most of us. You do know the meaning of religion, right?

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Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 01 Mar 2015 03:05
by nesgirl
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Re: Is there an afterlife?

Posted: 01 Mar 2015 09:44
by DesertExplorer
Buddha never claimed to be a God or believe in any, neither a prophet or someone worth worshiping. Now, if so many others corrupted the teachings he provided which can turn a philosophy to a religion very easily, this is not his fault. If you can follow his way of life, I really think you won't go blind for sure. To pay attention and endorse whatever he believes about God is not necessary. It's personal anyway. When he's been asked about God, he didn't answer anything. So, it's the way to behave he taught that matters and nothing else. I think you know what I mean. Filtering what ever gets in a way of your logical mind does not mean you cannot follow. It's effective and smart. I like it. I feel agnostic in the subject of the after-life anyway and that is the good old "shield" to go in there and take what you want. You will gain something eventually, I guess.