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- Wed May 23, 2018 4:54 am
- Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
- Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
- Replies: 36
- Views: 892
Apparently there is no consensus among scientists regarding the origin of life on earth. There are a lot of theories out there including the primordial soup and others, but if those were true, why wouldn't have scientists created life in a lab, without using any donor clone DNA or material? One of t...
- Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:59 pm
- Forum: Lounge
- Topic: Caruana - Carlsen 2018 WCC (chess news)
- Replies: 0
- Views: 122
Fabiano Caruana, an Italian-American, born in Miami, raised in Brooklyn won the Candidates tournament for the right to play Magnus Carlsen in the next World chess championship, later this year in November. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/27/fabiano-caruana-magnus-carlsen-candidates-tourna...
- Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:03 pm
- Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
- Topic: Have you changed Buddhist schools since joining DW?
- Replies: 31
- Views: 1238
I haven't changed schools, I'm still primarily Theravada, however, it has changed me for the better. From practicing and studying and participating in online forums, I've adjusted my thinking for the better. When I first became Buddhist my thinking was Theravada = old, original; Mahayana = later, ad...
- Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:40 pm
- Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
- Topic: Why samsara exists
- Replies: 77
- Views: 4117
Short answer: craving Pali: taṇhā Sanskrit: tṛṣṇā Why does life even exist and why is there craving at all? These are unconjecturables. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.077.than.html Other religions don't have adequate answers either, for example why do humans exist, have souls,...