“I am not a nihilist.”

10599217_312910965548767_8533767692277764432_nSome say: “The recluse Gautama is a nihilist.

He teaches the annihilation, the destruction,

the extermination of existing beings.” 

I am not a nihilist; I do not proclaim annihilation.

I have been falsely misrepresented thus.

Both formerly and now, what I teach is

suffering and the cessation of suffering. 

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Madhyama Agama (parallel version in Pali Alagaddupama Sutta)

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to “I am not a nihilist.”

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年08月14日 (週四) 9:51 PM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “Some say: “The recluse Gautama is a nihilist.He teaches the annihilation, the destruction,the extermination of existing beings.” I am not a nihilist; I do not proclaim annihilation.I have been falsely misrepresented thus.Both formerly and now, what I teac”

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