annihilationism


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annihilationism

(əˌnaɪɪˈleɪʃənɪzəm)
n
the teaching or principle that trespassers and evildoers are completely destroyed rather than made to suffer in hell after death

annihilationism

the theological doctrine that states that the wicked have no afterlife. — annihilationist, n.
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Here of course, "false views" refers to eternalism (thivatavada) while the "destruction of actions" would follow from annihilationism (ucchedavada).
Here we need to take note of two dominant schools--perrenialism (sassaravada) and annihilationism (uchchedavada).
Nihilism carries a very broad meaning, suggesting a comprehensive meaninglessness to life, while annihilationism targets the issue more precisely, namely, the nonexistence of any type of enduring self or person.
Other omissions include such interesting figures as Gerrard Winstanley, Jacob Bauthumley, and Laurence Clarkson, whose annihilationism had come within the purview of Burns (and Christopher Hill).
When one asserts thus, this amounts to annihilationism.
The intent was more practical than theoretical, with the aim of bringing about a freedom from attachment to such theories as eternalism and annihilationism.
This principle plays a crucial role in making sense of the Buddha's "middle path" between eternalism (the view that persons have enduring selves) and annihilationism (the view that we live for only a moment).