[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying [confused]

lemmett at talk21.com lemmett at talk21.com
Wed Jun 9 14:49:33 MDT 2010

>Dan,>>>You keep devising elaborate ways to reassure yourself that there is some 
sort of continuance after death, as if it were a matter of outsmarting a 
certain logical puzzle. And then you ask others (e.g., listmembers) for 
confirmation and reassurance. Logical tricks and banking on "ineffability" 
or "inconceivability" to act as tacit guarantees for what you want them to 
signify and provide won't get the job done
>>>>It's not obvious to me that you are right, just like Joanna and others in saying that I don't understand what I read.>>I have in deed considered whether this alleged inconceivability of death guarantees continuance but that's not my concern now because I can accept that it is un-Buddhist to have views on a person continuing or not. >>What I am trying to ask is whether the belief that annihilation is inconceivable is not Buddhist<<. Do you mean that trying to reconcile inconceivability with Buddhist doctrine is necessarily atma-drsti or if the idea of inconceivability itself is atma-drsti? Or is that question itself atma-drsti?>Sorry if I've misunderstood what you mean but if not I have nothing else to ask.>Not that I'm about to say that death's conceivability is entirely irrelevant, just I suppose to anything Buddhist.>Best wishes


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