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Reborn as an Asian or enlightenment?
Zelnom
post Aug 1 2005, 10:06 PM
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Would you rather be part of this rebirth life-cycle onto this earth - being born again and again - provided there's a chance you get to be born Asian again OR end the cycle of rebirth on this earth and finally gain enlightenment in the ultimate blissful state?

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post Aug 1 2005, 10:12 PM
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I'd ascend to the next plane of existence.

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post Aug 1 2005, 10:17 PM
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You can't be enlightened just like that, it takes the right state of mind. But I would take ultimate bliss.
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post Aug 3 2005, 06:49 AM
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Emptiness here I come.
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post Aug 3 2005, 08:01 AM
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Ultimate bliss sounds cool.
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post Aug 3 2005, 09:43 AM
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post Aug 3 2005, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (Zelnom @ Aug 1 2005, 10:06 PM)
Would you rather be part of this rebirth life-cycle onto this earth - being born again and again - provided there's a chance you get to be born Asian again OR end the cycle of rebirth on this earth and finally gain enlightenment in the ultimate blissful state?
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so you reached enlightment and ascended to a blissful state...what's next? Do you become one of God's assistant managers? do you patrol the streets, making sure everybody says their prayers? is it some kind pyramid structure in which you reach one level but above are higher levels of enlightenment? -super enlightenment and then dooper enlightnement, maybe?
I guess I'm far from enligtenment...but personally, I like being normal.
I like not knowing exactly what's going to happen or why something happend the way it did. I find it exciting to figure out what I don't know.
So to answer the question- I rather be born again. I'd flip the coin and go with whatever I get...I wouldn't wanna be a girl though...seems way to complicated and don't get me wrong, I love girls...but i wouldn't wanna be one.
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post Aug 3 2005, 09:22 PM
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QUOTE (Tronik @ Aug 3 2005, 08:33 PM)
QUOTE (Zelnom @ Aug 1 2005, 10:06 PM)
Would you rather be part of this rebirth life-cycle onto this earth - being born again and again - provided there's a chance you get to be born Asian again OR end the cycle of rebirth on this earth and finally gain enlightenment in the ultimate blissful state?
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so you reached enlightment and ascended to a blissful state...what's next? Do you become one of God's assistant managers? do you patrol the streets, making sure everybody says their prayers? is it some kind pyramid structure in which you reach one level but above are higher levels of enlightenment? -super enlightenment and then dooper enlightnement, maybe?
I guess I'm far from enligtenment...but personally, I like being normal.
I like not knowing exactly what's going to happen or why something happend the way it did. I find it exciting to figure out what I don't know.
So to answer the question- I rather be born again. I'd flip the coin and go with whatever I get...I wouldn't wanna be a girl though...seems way to complicated and don't get me wrong, I love girls...but i wouldn't wanna be one.
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enlightenment is part of Jainism and Buddhism, both are godless religions.

In Jainism, which believes in souls, once you attain Moksha (Salvation) you are liberated from the cycle of birth and death. Your soul goes to Moksha and you just stay there in eternal peace

I'll explain the buddhist side later
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post Aug 3 2005, 09:44 PM
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I think one life on this wacky planet is more than enough for me.
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post Aug 14 2005, 07:24 AM
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QUOTE (Zelnom @ Aug 2 2005, 12:06 PM)
Would you rather be part of this rebirth life-cycle onto this earth - being born again and again - provided there's a chance you get to be born Asian again OR end the cycle of rebirth on this earth and finally gain enlightenment in the ultimate blissful state?
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I'm sorry, but is being born as a human not good enough?
If you were to be born as an African, or a Jew, would you pass on rebirth?
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post Aug 14 2005, 08:40 PM
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^Depends on the time frame. If it were during World War II or the slave trade, then I wouldn't really want to be reborn as a Jew or African. It may sound wrong to say what I just said, but I fear suffering.

But otherwise, I do agree with your point.

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post Aug 17 2005, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE (wRiter Reverie @ Aug 15 2005, 10:40 AM)
^Depends on the time frame. If it were during World War II or the slave trade, then I wouldn't really want to be reborn as a Jew or African. It may sound wrong to say what I just said, but I fear suffering.

But otherwise, I do agree with your point.
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So, in WWII, you'd like to have been a Japanese-Canadian?
I am not defending my country on this one; we're right bastards sometimes.
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post Aug 23 2005, 02:09 PM
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QUOTE (shiro @ Aug 17 2005, 12:09 PM)
QUOTE (wRiter Reverie @ Aug 15 2005, 10:40 AM)
^Depends on the time frame. If it were during World War II or the slave trade, then I wouldn't really want to be reborn as a Jew or African. It may sound wrong to say what I just said, but I fear suffering.

But otherwise, I do agree with your point.
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So, in WWII, you'd like to have been a Japanese-Canadian?
I am not defending my country on this one; we're right bastards sometimes.
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When did I say that? I don't like suffering. I would have prefered to be a man in Switzerland.
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post Aug 24 2005, 09:38 AM
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^ of course you didn't say it
but the thread topic is "reborn as an Asian or enlightenment"
and the example you gave was being reborn as a non-Asian slave
what about being reborn against a persecuted Asian, such as those Japanese-Canadians?
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post Apr 6 2012, 09:43 PM
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What does being reborn as an Asian got to do with enlightenment???
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