proof of nirvana?

If you're new to the forum or new to Buddhism, this is the best place for your questions. Responses require moderator approval before they are visible.
User avatar
Aemilius
Posts: 2107
Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:44 am

Re: proof of nirvana?

Post by Aemilius » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:46 am

The question is in the terminology of science. At present science doesn't know anything, or knows very little, about reincarnation, about the consciousness that precedes birth, about the states following death, etc... The state of nirvana would belong to this category.
svaha
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē’pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1. (in english and sanskrit)

User avatar
catmoon
Former staff member
Posts: 3383
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:20 am
Location: British Columbia

Re: proof of nirvana?

Post by catmoon » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:08 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:17 am


I don't know if there is a gradual reduction of hatred that ever reaches nirvana. If we were to graph it:

y=hatred
x=mental training

y=1/x

y never reaches 0, hatred never reaches nirvana.

That's why I think the sudden is the only viable path. Nirvana: Just do it.

:sage: :rolling:
No , clearly the approach to Nirvana graphs out as y = 10-x. It's in the algebrani sutra, right after the derivation of the Pythagorean karma theorem.
Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.

Post Reply

Return to “Discovering Mahayana Buddhism”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests