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by Germann
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Re: Shannon number great, but not infinite.

You keep saying that over and again but: 1. You have not provided any proof of this. 2. You have not provided any proof of Mahayana supporting the idea of a "free agent". Mahayana Abhidharma is not that different to Theravada. Have you studied it? Vasubandhu’s pudgala is the five skandhas (which ex...
by Germann
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 27
Views: 845

it is impossible to totally deny the subject of free choice

To endlessly repeat the game, you need a free choice. And where there is a free choice, it is impossible to totally deny the subject of free choice.
by Germann
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Re: Shannon number great, but not infinite.

Shannon number great, but not infinite. The number of possible combinations of a finite number of elements is not infinite. The number of chess pieces is limited. The number of dhammas in the Abhidhamma is limited. The number of combinations can not be infinite. One chess game corresponds to one li...
by Germann
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Shannon number great, but not infinite.

Shannon number great, but not infinite. The number of possible combinations of a finite number of elements is not infinite. The number of chess pieces is limited. The number of dhammas in the Abhidhamma is limited. The number of combinations can not be infinite. One chess game corresponds to one lif...
by Germann
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Re: Theravada against mathematics

1. Abhidharma is not solely a Theravedan thing. It is part of the body of teachings of Mahayana schools too. There is no total denial of the existence of sattva in the Mahayana Abhidharma. Only permanent, unchanging, separate from the dharmas, self-existent sattva is denied. The concept of "sattva"...
by Germann
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Concept of the non-existent (avijjamana-pannatti)

"Concept of the non-existent , which is, for example, the conceptualizing of “female,” “male,” “persons,” etc., which are non-existent by that standard and are only established by means of current speech in the world; similarly “such impossibilities as concepts of a fifth truth or the other sectaria...
by Germann
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Re: Theravada against mathematics

1. Abhidharma is not solely a Theravedan thing. It is part of the body of teachings of Mahayana schools too. There is no total denial of the existence of sattva in the Mahayana Abhidharma. Only permanent, unchanging, separate from the dharmas, self-existent sattva is denied. The concept of "sattva"...
by Germann
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Theravada against mathematics

Theravada proposes to take on faith the mathematically impossible model of reality: its school Abhidhamma contradicts the theory of probability. The concept of "satta" in the Theravadin Abhidhamma is the concept of not-existent (satta-pannatti is the avijjamana-pannatti). There was no one who could ...

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