Monday, October 17, 2016
What Does it Mean for the Four?
If, as some futurists, health experts, and transhumanists would have you believe, human aging will indeed be cured much sooner than the average person assumes (if one even assumes such a thing is possible), such cure would represent a direct refutation of the Four Noble Truth's elicitation of constant rebirth until ones breaks the cycle of rebirth. Given that rebirth relies on death, one may be presupposed to toss out the entirety of the Four Noble Truths, given this possible development. Either way, it would appear that such a human achievement would accomplish only the worst realities of the Four Noble Truths - that is, one would live in a state of permanent, never ending "dukkha," or suffering, and the entire cessation of rebirth would be rendered moot.