[Buddha-l] Not being able to imagine annihilation [confused]
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?
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
Diplomatic and Military Studies
Hawaii Pacific University
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