Why is non-existence the goal of Buddhism? wouldn't it be better to rack up Karma and endlessly live good lives?

Why is non-existence the goal of Buddhism? wouldn't it be better to rack up Karma and endlessly live good lives? Why not be a virtuous demi-god that helps people?

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >wouldn't it be better to rack up Karma and endlessly live good lives? Why not be a virtuous demi-god that helps people?
    That won't end your suffering. Even if you accumulate enough merit to become a deva, that'll eventually run out and you'll be thrust back into mundane existence. This will continue as long as you don't break the cycle. You will live, suffer, and die, experiencing the loss of health, wealth, family, and friends over and over again, shedding enough tears and spilling enough blood to fill all the oceans in the world countless times over. There may be brief periods of relief throughout all of this, but this is your existence in samsara. Can you not understand why Buddhists would want to escape?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      No I can’t understand. Y’all are a bunch of aboriginal Australian effeminate pussies.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >This will continue as long as you don't break the cycle. You will live, suffer, and die, experiencing the loss of health, wealth, family, and friends over and over again, shedding enough tears and spilling enough blood to fill all the oceans in the world countless times over.
      But I won't remember any of it, it'll be as if it happened to someone else entirely.

      There's no such thing as "good lives". Life is horrifically bad.

      it's really not though

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >But I won't remember any of it, it'll be as if it happened to someone else entirely.

        That's not a good argument for not ending your existence. If all your dreams were nightmares you'd probably want to stop dreaming even if you forgot them right when you woke up.

        >it's really not though
        Yes it is.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        So, you don't care what happens to you as long as you don't remember it?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          it's not me though is it? you cease to exist at reincarnation in a way

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            you cease to exist all the time,something always change in you, but also something always remains, the same happens with rebirth, your materialbody cease to exist, but your mental compositions keep moving
            a new version of you jsut as confudes will exist, and maybe even formulate this same question

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      OP is a gay.

      And that's coming from someone with attainment.

      What this guy said.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Suffering is the forge which shapes us anew, improves upon us, like a sculptor chipping away the rough edges. I welcome it and countless lives that await to continue my path of betterment. Of learning, experiencing, discovering. If Suffering is the price, then I shall pay it willingly.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        yes this is the normie cope. turns out suffering is jsut suffering lol, suffering doesnt make npc better in any way.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          So to turn away and try to hide from it is better? To attempt to flee and ignore it? There lays only stagnation and dead ends, stasis. Change is constant, like struggling and suffering. Ride the wave and endure, use it to look inward and perfect yourself. Even knowing perfection is impossible, the road to it is a worthy journey, a never ending journey. Because to reach a state where nothing matters, because have removed all struggling, all suffering is a hell in of itself. Of apathy and meaninglessness. Ride the highs and lows and be thankful for them. For they are life and beautiful. From the fields of flowers to the war torn battlefield. From the lovers embrace to the scorn and hatred of your enemies. All of it is a chance to learn, improve, and enjoy the tides of life.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >work out
          >boy my muscles are sore
          >get stronger
          Lol frick off gay. You are antinatalist tier where if you stub your toe you wish you were dead cause "muh suffering"

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    There's no such thing as "good lives". Life is horrifically bad.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I know right...like this one time I got stuck in traffic...like omg

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      OW THE EDGE

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is non-existence the goal of Buddhism?
    the end of suffering(dukkha/neurosis) is the goal of buddhism
    >wouldn't it be better to rack up Karma and endlessly live good lives?
    most lay people want that and practice the dharma with that goal in mind
    >Why not be a virtuous demi-god that helps people?
    that's what a bodhisattva is

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Nonexistence isnt the goal

    Nonexistence does not exist.

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is non-existence the goal of Buddhism?
    It isn't. That is a common misinterpretation.

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Buddhism isn’t nihilistic

    Nirvana is simply the acknowledgment that all things are ultimately one

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why are people in this site so ignorant when it comes to Buddhism? It's literally the same thing as being reborn into Christ after renouncing the rotting flesh and aspiring to the eternal, you dumb frick.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Nice argument.

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