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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Conscious thoughts, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Ancient Soul

    Ancient Soul The Spiritual Universe

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    Yes, since all living beings have souls, they obviously reincarnate also.
     
  2. Shantanu

    Shantanu Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe He has determined that I am not worthy of esoteric knowledge and will leave that to more deserving students of other faiths than those practicing Existentialism.
     
  3. Madhuri

    Madhuri RF Goddess
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    Sorry for the late reply!

    I suppose what I'm getting at is I don't see the point of this purpose of overcoming suffering through realisation over lifetimes if there is no individual soul. Why would the process exist or be necessary of there is no individual? Not to say the concept is wrong, but simply that I don't understand it from this Buddhist perspective (I come from a background or branch of Hinduism that teaches simultaneous Oneness and difference, meaning that there is a kind of eternal individualism).
     
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  4. Conscious thoughts

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    Thank you for your reply :)

    Over the last week or so i have thought lot about how we answer this kind of questions, and one thing that hit me is that. many of us come from different background, different belief, different cultures. So when we answer we always answer out from our own understanding of our religious belief and culture.
    So the way you think is a hindu based form of understanding a spiritual teaching and for me the buddhist concept of teaching is the "right" one. But this does not make any of them wrong, it has just been teached different understandig of same truth (different level of wisdom)

    What i have come to realize is that when we cultivate the teaching this life, if we do not get fully enlighten we will have high enough inner wisdom that when we get reincarnated, we do get the chance to continue the cultivateion, but we need a master who can nudge us in the right direction at that point in the new life.
    But where i am not sure yet, is how do wisdom transend from one life to an other, Honestly i do not know. or should i say i do not understand it yet.

    I wish i could give you a clear answer, but honestly at this time i can not fully give the answer i want, because i have come to a point in my path my own understanding stops :) But i want to learn so i will study this part more and come back to you :)
     
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  5. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    I don't think that it makes sense to think of life as having a reason.

    However, it is not so much coincidence as it is a conjunction of factors.
     
  6. Madhuri

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    I really appreciate the time you put into thinking about this and also for responding thoughtfully :)
     
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  7. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    I learned a lot from the prosess and actuall happy i found something within buddhism that i do not fully understand, beause it means i have more to learn, more to find :)
    So thank you too for the question :)
     
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  8. Ancient Soul

    Ancient Soul The Spiritual Universe

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    Somehow I doubt that's the case.

    I don't see any reason why God would stifle someone who is seeking spiritual understanding like you are.
     
  9. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    That's not the kind of world view that leads to historical works of compassion and virtue, great works of art and composition, or other idealistic causes.
     
  10. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    People have "memories" of past lives. Possibly they are real memories. But there are equally good explanations that don't even involve spiritual thinking.

    For example, a person especially gifted with a creative imagination might envision (and from that create a false memory) something they piece together from things they've read, seen, watched on TV, etc. Because it is so spontaneous and vivid (at least at the time, even if it is but a glimpse) it can really feel like a memory.

    Another example might be that we don't truly understand space and time. Quantum Field theory postulates that matter is simply accumulates along energy wavelengths. If that is true, then pieces of matter are connected across space by waves. What if waves transcended time as well as space? Kind of like you throw a stone in the pond, and waves continue to spread out even after the stone is gone. What if certain people could be better "antennae" for those waves than others?
     
  11. Shantanu

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    All I know is that the struggle for existence is real for me; with or without God I have contend with that hourly.
     
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