Monday, 1 November 2010

Buddhism and Death and Being There

The Buddha spoke that the cause of death is birth for once someone is born then death is a certainty. It is like a plane taking off – it will have to reach the plane’s ultimate destination. So Buddhism believes that the only way to escape death is not to be born and the only way to achieve this is to triumph over the inbuilt ego driven sensate desires.

This is what the Buddha intuited after enlightenment and he wrote;

“How can there be no future re-birth? Only by the endings of delusion; and from that the creation of knowledge which comes when craving ends and so there is no future re-birth “

Buddhists believe that whilst one is connected to existence through delusion and wanting then death is not the end of your life. To break this cycle was the Buddha’s message.

Part of the Buddha’s Face Buddhism 101 Project

The Buddha’s Face – Buddha wall art panels and Buddha statues for the home and garden.

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