Thread: Is there Heaven and Hell?

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    Is there Heaven and Hell?

    Here's Ajahn Brahm talking for about 6 minutes.





    Any thoughts about the video?

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    Nice talk from a funny guy who puts over a really important message about forgiving yourself, possibly the hardest thing you have to do in Buddhism, especially for us Westerners. The whole idea of heaven and hell is fundamentally one of control over people. 'Do as we say or hell will be the consequence for eternity after you die' is a powerful concept, silly as it is when you think about it deeply and rationally. It relies on splitting the mind and body in a dualistic paradigm which is hard to shrug off when you have grown up with a constant barrage of religious propoganda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philg View Post
    Nice talk from a funny guy who puts over a really important message about forgiving yourself, possibly the hardest thing you have to do in Buddhism, especially for us Westerners. The whole idea of heaven and hell is fundamentally one of control over people. 'Do as we say or hell will be the consequence for eternity after you die' is a powerful concept, silly as it is when you think about it deeply and rationally. It relies on splitting the mind and body in a dualistic paradigm which is hard to shrug off when you have grown up with a constant barrage of religious propoganda.


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