[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying [confused]
azuban at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 13:09:38 MDT 2010
On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 5:06 PM, Richard Hayes <rhayes at unm.edu> wrote:
> On Jun 5, 2010, at 1:47 PM, lemmett at talk21.com wrote:
>> What I'm asking is if I were to take seriously the authority behind the fourfold negation of the Buddha's existence after death, apply that doctrine of his final death to my own upcoming one and then add the argument for one's own non existence being inconceivable: then should I conclude anything about the possibility of death being a positive nothingness ("slipping into the night").
> I'm afraid the fourfold negation is purely an intellectual exercise that has no bearing whatsoever on anything as practical as the question you are asking. About the only thing you can conclude from the fourfold negation is that there is no self that will either endure or perish. But so what?
So, Buddhism is rather a gay science then for if the above is wrong
then there is nothing to worry about, and if it is right then there is
no one to worry about. :)
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