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Re:The "Eternal Present: and KARMA

Apr 11, 1998 10:14 PM
by Thoa Thi-Kim Tran

>>I'm closer to theravada: pain is a law, not a result of breaking a law.
>>More precisely: life is pain. EVERYTHING that lives (including enlighted,
>>masters, angels, god, absolute, ... - if they exist) is in pain.
>>The only way out of pain is to stop with ANY form of living.
>>There is no happy end, just end.
>> ______________________________________________________________
>> Kazimir Majorinc, dipl. ing. math.
>> Faculty of Natural Sciences and Math, University of Zagreb
>> --------------------------------------------------------------
>> L A S T A N S W E R S T O L A S T Q U E S T I O N S
>Just as there is order with chaos, there is joy with pain. I think life is
>both joy and pain. The proportion of pain to joy changes for each
>individual at each point in time.
>Thoa :o)

An additional thought, you were probably referring to the fact that because
joy cannot last, there is sorrow. However, I'm not sure I agree with you
on that the only way out of pain is to stop with ANY form of living. From
what I know of the Buddhic path, it was meant to take us out of suffering
by helping us find the deep cause of our suffering, and how to transcend
it. Even the Shakyamuni Buddhi attained nirvana while he had earthly life,
as he sat underneath the bodhi tree.

Thoa :o)

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