i had a near death experience with a car accident. i was walking and it hit me from the side. i was in hospital for only a weak. when i was hit i was knocked uncontentious. i thought i was dead.i woke up surrounded bye family and friends. ever since then i have been on the border line of believing god and scared of death like never before.
It seems as though only the Theravada school is the only surviving school that stays true to the Buddha’s teachings. Other schools seem way too attached to rites and rituals especially in China where they practice a lot of Taoism and Chinese ancestor veneration. Monks in many Mahayana other schools also are doing things that would have been forbidden such as handling money. I know this international student from Japan who said her father is a monk. Apparently, in some Mahayana schools, they are allowed to get married and have...
Why’s it so impossible to imagine not having a soul and just disappearing to non-existence, when this happens to animals all the time? If you can comprehend animals having no soul and turning to nothingness, then it shouldn’t be so hard to imagine that happens to you either right?
In the future? I think it would be a great idea imagine 10 Einsteins working together on unravelling the universe? Although, Einstein did charge into battle with cavalry in his later years when he couldn’t come to terms with quantum mechanics. In any case I think it would still be a great idea and a freaky one at that. Newton too! lol In fact all the great scientists.