We have examined and answered:
- Reincarnation, and found there is no real proof.
- The Dalai Lama’s claims of consecutive life/death/rebirth, and found many inconsistencies with the story.
- The Dalai Lama’s methods of being discovered lend themselves to a great deal of probable error, if not outright coaching of candidates what to say/do.
In this post, we examine the 50 million dollar question – who set up the system of the karmic wheel, life/death/rebirth/nirvana?
This is a major area in which Buddhism falls apart.
“Who created the Universe?”
The answer is usually, “The universe has always been here.” or “it created itself.”
So – nothing plus nothing equals everything, then.
Logically, this falls apart immediately.
SOMEBODY put together this system. Someone organized it. Someone set up the rules we all play by. There’s a definite order to the way Buddhists believe. Without a supreme being, a God, the order becomes suspect.
Who determines whether a person ascends or descends the karmic wheel? Who examines ones motives? Actions? Thoughts? The eightfold path places emphasis upon these things.
If we see a rich prince depart from luxury and depart to become a monk, and then become disillusioned with the false religion he’s in – we can well understand Buddhism. it sounds logical – but without a God, the whole system breaks down VERY rapidly.