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by Mason
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: the great Nirvana debate
Replies: 57
Views: 15217

Re: the great Nirvana debate

I voted agnostic.

Because our concepts of existence and nonexistence arise through afflicted dependent origination, with the reversal of that same dependent origination there is a cessation of those concepts. So it seems quite naive that we would use them to speculate about nibbana.
by Mason
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 16
Views: 23577

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I think it's important as a Buddhist to think about one's participation in the suffering of other beings, but I find that being vegetarian is often a convenient excuse to hold oneself above others, and to completely ignore all the other myriad ways in which modern first-worlders contribute to death...
by Mason
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Hello!

Greetings everyone, My name is Mason, I'm 25 years old and have been practicing Buddhism for ~5 years, 3 of which have been spent in residency at Zen training centers. However, I have not fully committed to Zen and am in the process of figuring out which brand of Dharma is best suited for me. Hopefu...