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Death and the Paradigm difference

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by Vinayaka, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Vinayaka

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    Hindu (this one, anyway): "Yay? Yahoo! Yes! This body is finished, this round of karma is over, time for a new body, new adventures, a startover, sort of.

    Still not all that much of a deal.
     
  2. Fireside_Hindu

    Fireside_Hindu Jai Lakshmi Maa

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    This Hindu: Ooo! I wander what comes next - but I should probably not get ahead of myself. There's lots left to do here. It's a little sad that I'll forget everyone. But I know it will be okay in the end.
     
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    Grant me, ye dearest gods, the boon to be [re-]born, again and again, to wondrous and caring parents; offer me thousand-fold opportunities to learn and be successful for vast knowledge is truly great; bless me in the venture to win a thousand-and-one glories; and after attaining both material and spiritual victories, if pleased, grant me the audience of the illustrious ancestors in their radiant halls so I may dine and wine with comrades and heroes in assembly.
     
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    Fireside_Hindu Jai Lakshmi Maa

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    Show off. =P
     
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    Grant me O Lord that I can complete my learning within this life for this must be the only opportunity I have to attain my liberation never to be born into the sufferance of living in this wretched world in which evil of ignorance dominates.
     
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    Fireside_Hindu Jai Lakshmi Maa

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    Oh, it's not all that bad. NYC pizza exists.
     
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    Is it not a small price to pay? :)
     
  8. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    To my thinking it is a big deal. I really couldn't keep motivated for this life with continually declining body and brain if this is all there is.
     
  9. Vinayaka

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    That's why I put in the word paradigm, George. Life is good, but death is a mere transition. Take a shirt off, put one back on.
     
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    The Self is in all things, and goes on to be the soul of all future lives to come. There is no birth or death, and so no reason to fear the latter :)
     
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    If, meaning you are not sure?
     
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    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    OK, gotcha. I didn't know how to take your statement 'Still not all that much of a deal'.
     
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    Then you do not have to get it all right in this life, for there is always hope for the next life to get it all right. I see what you are saying.
     
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    I hope I can get liberation after I die. If not, I hope I can at least take birth in a Srivaishnavite family.
     
  15. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    No, I believe in life on the astral and mental planes after death followed by returning to the soul and usually future incarnations beyond reasonable doubt.
     
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    The analogy (I'm sure I've said it before) my Guru made was, "Think of the mala, not the bead." So the paradigm difference really is reincarnation ... or not.
     
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    Just be all things to all things, yeah?
     
  18. Vinayaka

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    Hindus, at least non-alien influenced Hindus simply see the entire situation from a far larger and far more patient perspective.
     
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    A sort of heaven phase for your consciousness before it reenters the challenge of bodily existence?
     
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  20. George-ananda

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    Well put, we have reunions with many in our soul group too. And a chance in peace to digest the learning experiences of the recent life.
     
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