Living Being; 1 Definition(s)

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[Living Being in Buddhism glossaries]

Living Being.—The Buddha taught that there is no soul, no essential and permanent core to a living being. Instead, that which we call a living being, human or other, can be seen to be but a temporary coming together of many activities and parts - when complete it is called a living being, but after the parts separate and the activities cease it is not called a living being anymore.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: What is Buddhism? - book cover What is Buddhism?

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