February 28th, 2003

pacific torus vedic echoes

Since my friends list is talking about Zen today

I noticed a poster on some other online forum authoritatively making the following comment recently:

"The whole point of reincarnation is to break the cycle."

I realize this works for Zen Buddhists, but, y'know, why is it assumed that everyone who believes in reincarnation chooses to believe this?

Isn't saying "the POINT of reincarnation is to STOP REINCARNATING" like saying the point of playing Monopoly is to get the game over with?

Maybe some people play that way, but I'm not going to sit down at a Monopoly board unless I'm going to enjoy the time spent; and if the game isn't fun, we can try making it fun rather than walking.

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