[Buddha-l] Not being able to imagine annihilation [confused]

Richard Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Tue Jun 1 11:01:50 MDT 2010

On Jun 1, 2010, at 10:26 AM, lemmett at talk21.com wrote:

> I do understand what is meant by a presuppositional failure but the only presupposition that I can think of that might be wrong is that in fact there is no tathagata that dies.

The presupposition is that there is a tathagata at all. Once that presupposition is challenged, then all questions about whether he continues to exist or stops existing are unanswerable.

Have you stopped burning Buddhist sutras yet?

Richard Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico

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