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Concerning the existence of the Tathägata after death, the Bud­ dha said that any statements that he did or did not exist, or both, or neither, were ‘foolish theories’. Why? ‘As far as the contact of mind and mental objects and the range thereof, as far as language and the range thereof, as far as concepts and the range thereof, as far as intelligence and the roaming of intelligence, so far does there reach the cycle of rebirth and its turnings. Having thoroughly understood that, the bhikkhu is freed, and, being so freed, does not know and does not see in the same way.

Further there were the expectations of future more or less similar existences and the means of bringing about }S Buddhist Ethics cessation of the conditioning of them all. But if the Buddha’s teaching had been confined to these matters regardless of their application, though no doubt he would have drawn a considerable following of learned people throughout the ages, he would have come down in history as a great thinker and philosopher but as a theorist only. That this was not his intention, and that he took into consideration the estimate of the ordinary person as concerning himself, is clear from his exposition in the Pali Brahmajäla Sutta where, at the outset of this very comprehensive and profound discourse he remarks: ‘An average worldling appraising the Tathâgata would speak of relatively small things, the things of this world, the Moralities.

Y et this genera­ tion is attached to pleasure and delights in the attachment, and because o f this it is difficult for it to understand the matters, namely, this causation and the Law of “ This arises depending on That” . These, too, are matters difficult to understand, namely: the calming o f all mental concomitants, the forsaking of all substrata of rebirth, the destruction o f craving, dispassion, quietude of heart, 40 Buddhist Ethics nibbäna. ” 74 At that point, the Great Brahma appeared to him, asking him to preach the Dhamma, for the reason that there existed beings with few defilements who, without knowledge o f the Dhamma, would dwindle away.

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