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Do Buddhas Go to Heaven? The Evolution of the Soul in Myth, Science and Religion

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Published by Iceni Books .
Written in English


  • Buddhism,
  • Buddhism - General,
  • Religion / Buddhism,
  • Religion - World Religions

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8824220M
ISBN 101587361434
ISBN 109781587361432

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The Buddha teaches that what we call ego, self, soul, personality, etc., are merely conventional terms that do not refer to any real, independent entity. According to Buddhism there is no reason to believe that there is an eternal soul that comes from heaven or that is created by itself and that will. Unlike almost every other religious faith or spiritual practice, in Buddhism, there is no concept of a "soul," eternal or otherwise. Instead, Buddhists believe that the soul, or "self" is only a temporary composite of matter, sensations, perceptions, thought and .   During Buddha time, paradise was down under and hell also down under. Abraham's Bosom of OT Saints were down under in Paradise too. When Jesus paid the price for our sins & raised from the dead, so also the Saints in Abraham's Bosom also raised up to the 3rd heaven. So only the redeemed go up to heaven.   Buddhists believe that everything in this life is impermanent, including the human soul. The spirit lives on in some form or another based on the choices made during life on earth. There is no final resting place in Buddhism because the religion believes that everyone is on a journey that will never end unless nirvana is reached.

  Unlike the more modern belief of the importance of a person’s action in determining whether they will go to heaven or hell, the ancient Mesopotamian belief was that all souls went to the same afterlife. Therefore, a deceased person’s soul went to Irkalla, the underworld below the surface of the earth. READ MORE.   In his book "Thank God for Evolution," Michael Dowd describes our collective problem as "systemic sin": "The fundamental immaturity of the human species at this time in history is that our systems of governance and economics not only permit but actually encourage subsets of the whole (individuals and corporations) to benefit at the expense of.   Seven days before his descent the Buddha set aside his invisibility. Anuruddha perceived him by his divine sight and urged Maudgalyayana to go and greet him. The great disciple did so, telling the Buddha that the Order longed to see him. This was the time Prasenajit's statue was made. Shakyamuni replied that in seven days he would return to the.   Jesus said, “Apart from Me, you can do nothing.” (John ) But that doesn’t stop lots of us from trying! The truth is, God doesn’t help those who help themselves; God helps the helpless. Two Myths About Heaven. The first myth is perpetuated by the .

The Buddha used these concepts to explain Rebirth, and life after death. I brought these ideas up in a conversation with a Catholic friend, and he said in an amusing way, “Maybe a skillful Buddhist will go to heaven, and a really skillful Buddhist will go to Nirvana.” As it turns out, he hit the nail right on the head. Buddhists do go to. Without the rich mythology associated with the Buddha, the religion collapses, and nothing is left but a demythologized, supposedly historical figure in whom it makes little sense to “take refuge.” He becomes a wandering ascetic of ancient India, like many others, and the appeal and growth of his religion has no adequate explanation. T he Buddhist concept of heaven and hell is entirely different from that in other religions. Buddhists do not accept that these places are eternal. It is unreasonable to condemn a man to eternal hell for his human weakness but quite reasonable to give him every chance to develop himself. Bubbhism was a religion used to unite a divided Indian empire. 5. Christian ethics is robbed from Greek philosophy which aligns with Buddhist ethics and superior to Jewish ethics which frankly come a poor second. The Bible is a book, its a political book, its foundations are the used to create the Jewish nation by the Jewish elite.