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By Donald Broadribb

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The problem is that we are slaves to the conviction that all experience can be portrayed in words, thoughts, and concepts. How very, very wrong we are. In an inexpressible fashion, the Buddhist tradition holds, we are eternal. After we die we eventually enter new bodies and the endless cyclic sequence of birth, life, and death continues on through all eternity. The wheel of rebirth is a much favored image of Buddhists. Many Buddhists claim that it is possible to remember previous lives, although there is no value in doing so.

C. Zaehner, The Dawn and Twilight of Zoroastrianism, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1961. 3 As described in such literature as the Bible, in the book of Exodus. 1 An intermixture of the same religious, cultural and organizational movements from which modern Judaism developed, also gave birth, almost simultaneously, to another independent religious movement—Christianity. 2 Within a very few centuries, eastern Christianity—in both an ideological, and to some degree organizational, sense was mixed with Arab traditions, and promulgated primarily by Muhammad, c.

However, the gap 29 is narrowed when we realize that according to Socrates/Plato it is the degree to which we devote ourselves to discovering true Reality that determines our character and thus the kind of choice of lifestyles we would make. THE ESSENCE OF BUDDHISM Exactly what is it that the Buddha Gautama would have us strive for? It is to give up our craving for life, to experience that release from suffering which is nirvana (Sanskrit for extinction, like extinguishing the flame of a candle).

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