My question references to this question: "What puts out the mind".
Questions such as these i find very difficult to make sense of, yet even more difficult to give an answer to due to the fuzzy and hazy nature of them.
As i see it there are 2 elements in this question that makes it difficult to both understand and answer.
- The framework is blurred. An example from the question could be:
"What reasons are there for supposing it does so after the mind wanders, not before or during?"
"But I'm interested in the question not as a facet of Buddhist doctrine: but the question of whether we "die" in the sense the atheist attaches to death"
The highlight i have made suggests that the question does not even belong to Buddhism SE since the questioner mentions that he is not interested in the buddhist doctrine but from an atheist viewpoint (as i understand it). That could mean that the question is better off asked on Philosophy SE.
- The question asked deals with opposites - conventional vs ultimate reality. The questioner uses words such as "we" or "dies" implying that there is a person or being that dies. These are both concepts which do not apply when speaking of Nibbana which is an ultimate reality.
These different elements make the question difficult to both understand and answer. Do anyone have an advice how to deal with this type of questions?
I have dealt with it in the following way. I have downvoted the question and closed-voted it with the reason: "Unclear what your're asking". I also put a comment on the question.