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November 11, 2008

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Uku unintelligently said:

"Gotama taught how to make this world a little better place"

He taught just the contrary in fact, calling this world a "diseased heap, clung to by fools"

Uku, your position is called "polishing the turd" i.e. that you can make what is inherrently crap, somehow better. It is indicative of your diseased mind that buddhism = Humanism , i.e. "clean the environment, cure disease...etc. "

If man were to live to be 400 years old AND disease free, the suffering and woe heaped upon him would NOT diminish,

sad boy

Good post. Still, I think it's better for a person to live a religious life if it makes him/her happy and balanced. It's better for all of us than not to practice at all.

If we can help just a little bit of others, it's really valuable and precious. Enough hatred and violence are in this world. We need kind words and helping each others. Who gives a crap about doctrines and stuff if people are suffering? We don't need to be scholars or intelligent people to know how to help each others. Gautama Buddha taught us how to help ourselfs and others, how to make this world a little better place. Gautama Buddha also taught us the way how to live in this present moment, not in the past or in the fantasies or in theories.

>Foolish and scum “Buddhists” are unaware that NOWHERE does Buddhism ever proclaim an end to physical suffering “for the born…”, but the transcendence thereof which shall forever halt the continued rebecoming/ re-existences (punnabhava).

this may be so, but how many attain such a high and lofty level? Wouldn't it compound suffering to a person if he struggles for transcendence but never attains it? In such a case a person would be doubly cursed

Being pithy is brother to divinity; you should have more succinctly stated:

In the existential world of antinomies in material/sensual pleasures and its necessitated (Plato/Greek: ananke) lows/ pains/ depressions….the temporal ‘roller-coaster’ of life after life (bhavavibhava) the common fool shouts “look on (after) the good things in life”, or as oft said “take (in life) the good with the bad)”.

Thereof those super-rare few possessed of wisdom see what is beyond all becoming and superior to material/sensual pleasures with is must-accompanied suffering. That being transcendence (nissarana), the complete disobjectification of the spirit (nous, citta, soul) thru the willed subjugation (nirodha) of the spirits foul and intoxicated enchantment with the logos of the material world.

Foolish and scum “Buddhists” are unaware that NOWHERE does Buddhism ever proclaim an end to physical suffering “for the born…”, but the transcendence thereof which shall forever halt the continued rebecoming/ re-existences (punnabhava). MN Mahaparinibbana Sutta well proclaims the “great physical pain and suffering” occasioned by Gotama shortly before death.

Those foolish many (99% of demon-buddhists) who cleave to the delusion that Buddhism is for/meant to “ease life’s suffering” are unknowns to buddhism’s doctrine, or further still to common sense.

Those who are fully wise (vimutta, parinibbuto) are “Dead men walking” , they, whilst still alive have transcended the “flower arrows of desire and existence itself”.

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