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?
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.
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