Posted by Michael Pollard (188.8.131.52) on August 27, 2000 at 10:04:24:
In Reply to: near death expierience posted by Craig D on August 26, 2000 at 23:55:48:
Listen, such questions about our origin are better left alone; we cannot answere them and they will only drive us mad. The Buddha listed 4 things we should not bother questioning... Powers that come along with Buddhahood, our level of Jhana, the way Karma expresses itself or ripens, and the origin of the world, which I extend to any unimaginable thing, ie the Universe or our liveing state. Also, I don't feel your mad, your experience is one of death, which I haven't experianced, and so is beyond the real understanding of people. The meaining of life is to be happy, by useing Buddhas Dharma to reach a point as free from suffering as possible... this also means gaining enlightement and Nirvana is also the meaning of life, likde Buddha said. The Dalia Lama reveals many Dharmaly correct ways to be Happy is the book "The art of happiness" by him and Howard C. Cutler. Please, try not to slid back into such destructive states... many people my age from my school would love to have been spared from death, both self
both self inflicted and otherwise. Well, never ever let a chance to practice Dharma pass you by... even while eating or sleeping or walking or doing homework... work the Dharma. And I hope your meditation brings great fruit. Have a good day, Metta.
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