What is real?

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PadmaVonSamba
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Re: What is real?

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:57 pm

Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: What is real?

Postby oushi » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:47 pm

If I put "matter" in the place of "it", your statement will be as correct as before. Are you talking about matter? Atoms? Quarks? Or we can go straight to string theory?

I would say that your view is far from Buddhist. But, ever if it is 100% Buddhist, we are leaning on authority. If your definition of the real is based on the thing that others said, then I am fine with that. I just don't see the point of discussing it further.
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