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The Gospel of Buddha

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by paarsurrey, May 17, 2012.

  1. psychoslice

    psychoslice Veteran Member

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    I actually thought it was beyond the mind, for how can the mere mind comprehend such things, I know it cannot be proved, but life is like that.
     
  2. Rick O'Shez

    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    What do you mean by "beyond the mind"? It seems like the mind is all we have to work with. ;)
     
  3. psychoslice

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    Yes the mind is all we have, everything that we sense, is through the mind, there is much that we don't sense with our limited mind, I suppose its like having another sense that only few can tap into.
     
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    It is soul.
    Isn't it?
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  5. Rick O'Shez

    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    Buddhists don't have souls. ;)
     
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    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    I think it's a case of developing the mind.
     
  7. paarsurrey

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    "If by soul we mean simply that human beings have a spiritual aspect that is not ultimately bound up with physical processes, then Buddhism would be much more sympathetic to the idea. Buddhism may deny the existence of a "soul" but it is not for that reason "soul-less" in the same way as is materialist philosophy."​
    Buddha did believe in it.
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  8. Kirran

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    I don't believe you ever met the Buddha, paarsurrey. We don't know what he believed. But if the beliefs common to his disciples are anything to go by, he didn't believe in any individual permanence, and so the soul is basically written off. The Universal Soul as spoken about by Vikekananda, Shankara, Ramanuja etc, I think he did. But that's debatable.
     
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    Yes we can develop the mind so its not so influenced by the ego, like a dirty mirror.
     
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    The Gospel of Buddha is a marvellous and concise religious scripture about Buddha, his teachings and his life .
    Regards
     
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