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Re:Re: The "Eternal Present: and KARMA

Apr 12, 1998 02:07 PM
by Jerry Schueler

>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.

I think that even a Theravadin would agree that pain and
pleasure are two sides of the same thing, and that both
are transcended in Nirvana. The Christian desires paradise
and the avoidance of hell. It can't be done. Both have to go.

Jerry S.

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