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Inamo
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7/17/2015 4:06:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
So I've been watching this video about death rituals, and I have a question with #2 on the list.

What is the logic behind meditating yourself to your own death and make you a buddha? I see it as an act of not doing bad, but at the same time it does nothing good for others around you either. How is that being "enlightened"?

I know that the Buddha also died whilst in meditation, is this the idea behind what the monks are doing here? Does one also need to qualify to try and reach that state where they can try that eternal meditation?

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Nicoszon_the_Great
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7/17/2015 4:13:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/17/2015 4:06:36 PM, Inamo wrote:
So I've been watching this video about death rituals, and I have a question with #2 on the list.

What is the logic behind meditating yourself to your own death and make you a buddha? I see it as an act of not doing bad, but at the same time it does nothing good for others around you either. How is that being "enlightened"?

I know that the Buddha also died whilst in meditation, is this the idea behind what the monks are doing here? Does one also need to qualify to try and reach that state where they can try that eternal meditation?

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In a pragmatic sense, how is it any different from a Muslim stopping everything to pray five times a day or a Christian spending 1-5 hours in a chapel once a week? That is the method through which they seek salvation, a salvation that is ill-defined and relies on some shade of piety.