Transmigration in Early Buddhist Philosophy

‘From this perspective it is unable to ascertain whether re-birth, as a concept, is real or not. Therefore, the untrained mind is not able to comprehend reality as perceived by the mind of the (enlightened arahant). The revising of Buddhist philosophy away from its central premise signifies a descent into the realm of base intellection. Essentially, this would indicate a corruption of Buddhist thought similar to suggesting that those who unsuccessfully challenged the Buddha in the Sutras, (using contrary ideas or counter-arguments), would have been judged to have defeated the Buddha in open argument.’

Inner Freedom and Outer Social Constructs

‘It is an interesting speculation to consider what would be the case if a being were born into a society that had no wont, and therefore did not create the social conditions for inner greed; that did not separate beings into arbitrary and unjust social divisions (and therefore did not give a foundation for hatred to arise); and that provided a perfect education system, an exposure to which did not allow delusion to arise.’

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