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Unformatted text preview: any wrongs done; on the other hand, to say that the self no longer exists after death is to say that nothing is worth striving for in during that lifetime because no accomplishments achieved will last once the self dies. Both of these views are erroneous because they lead a person astray and decrease morality. 6. The person who surrenders the grasping disposition of selfishness gains the calm state of mind, which conveys perfect peace, goodness, and wisdom. Buddhism is not nihilistic because it does not advocate simply the extinguishing of self; instead, it teaches to extinguish suffering and the letting go of things that cause craving, to achieve the ultimate enlightenment, thereby obtaining Nirvana....
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- Spring '08