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

andy stroble at hawaii.edu
Thu Jun 3 05:06:14 MDT 2010

On Thursday 03 June 2010 12:57:26 am Dan Lusthaus wrote:
> >So can I be Buddhist?
> Svabhavically speaking? Which "I" wants to be what?
> Dan
Point taken.  As to our original inquirer, if he still is following this, I 
would recommend the Aggivacchagotta Sutta.   If I knew which way the fire has 
gone, I would probably know which I wants to be Buddhist.  But then I would be 
disqualified for believing in Nirvana.  As it is, I think it is a palm stump.   
We have quite a few of those in Hawaii.    

James Andy Stroble, PhD
Lecturer in Philosophy
Department of Arts & Humanities
Leeward Community College
University of Hawaii

Adjunct Faculty 
Diplomatic and Military Studies
Hawaii Pacific University 


"The amount of violence at the disposal of any given country may soon not be a 
reliable indication of the country's strength or a reliable guarantee against 
destruction by a substantially smaller and weaker power."  --Hannah Arendt

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