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by Jesse
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1446
Views: 118739

Re: Music time

by Jesse
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Nerd humor in gravitational physics
Replies: 23
Views: 407

Re: Nerd humor in gravitational physics

I love thinking about this stuff :P science speaking that the universe is an illusion, a simulation ... it's a trip Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation Physicists say there is a possibility that our world is merely a simulation They clai...
by Jesse
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER

I found this news on a Brazilian site about gnosticism in the media. http://cinegnose.blogspot.com.br/2017/11/fantasma-do-gnosticismo-ronda-cern-para.html :namaste: AH, I had to translate it, but I found this bit which kind of makes me feel better about the whole thing. Perplexed, Smorra says, "The...
by Jesse
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Nerd humor in gravitational physics
Replies: 23
Views: 407

Re: Nerd humor in gravitational physics

Apparently the universe is held together by something unknown. As matter is the only kind of thing we think is real, then we think it must be matter. But we can’t actually see it, so it must be dark. Hence. Dark Matter. The gaps are getting bigger. :alien: :woohoo: :shrug: I believe the universe is...
by Jesse
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: THE UNIVERSE SHOULD NOT ACTUALLY EXIST, CERN SCIENTISTS DISCOVER

:thinking: Do we seriously not have a facepalm icon? Ok, let's tear this apart. "We discovered symmetries in the universe that shouldn't be possible, thus the universe shouldn't exist' What? (Insert Facepalm here) Rather, shouldn't it be... "We discovered symmetries in the universe that by our under...
by Jesse
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government
Replies: 83
Views: 1507

Re: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government

Who get's to decide who lives, and who dies? Based on what criteria? Based on the views/welfare of which nation-state? I gave the criteria. I find you pretty intolerable most of the time, I suppose my killing you would be a service to sentient beings then. I think you would only be scratching a hom...
by Jesse
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government
Replies: 83
Views: 1507

Re: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government

It'll be a feat of serious sophistry to demonstrate that for each and every one of them, sight unseen. Seriously, Malcolm, you do a great deal of good. I hope you reconsider this. Look at what non-Buddhists do in Aarhus, Denmark, the success they've had in rehabilitating former Daesh people. And yo...
by Jesse
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government
Replies: 83
Views: 1507

Re: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government

In countries which do not extrajudicially execute their citizens, these guys get charged with a crime if they are suspected to have committed one and if not, the secret services keep a close eye on them. It is not such a big deal really, given there is a small handful. But on the other hand, execut...
by Jesse
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government
Replies: 83
Views: 1507

Re: Kill Daesh Jihadists from Britain says Government

There are no reasonable answers. To arrive at one, would require a fundamental change in the way society works. At best you can hope to mitigate the damage. Society is profoundly sick at every fundamental level. Trying to 'fix' a disease by treating it's symptoms, without fixing the root cause never...
by Jesse
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?
Replies: 72
Views: 1988

Re: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?

The number of possible go games is extremely large. It is often compared to the number of atoms in the universe ([ext] around 10^80), but it is in fact much much larger. From: https://senseis.xmp.net/?NumberOfPossibleGoGames So, from a human perspective. GO may as well have infinite movies. Compute...
by Jesse
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?
Replies: 72
Views: 1988

Re: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?

Whether or not an Advanced AI was sentient, is the issue of proving it. When you go down that road, there are no answers; and you may even begin to doubt your own sentience.
by Jesse
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 54
Views: 1210

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

I think it is important to get one thing straight. In the context of Buddhism, whether something is ok or not ok is referenced only to whether it helps or hinders the liberation of beings (including yourself) from involuntary cycling through various existences. Absolutely, there is a catch, however...
by Jesse
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1446
Views: 118739

Re: Music time

Probably two of my favorite Portishead songs, I love all of them, but these two in particular.


by Jesse
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 54
Views: 1210

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

There's nothing wrong with the picture. They are just breasts. I think the issue is if people find themselves filled with desire, which is the opposite of the Buddhist path. I think the entire sex thing within Vajrayana is at best counterproductive, and at worst a great excuse for predators to take ...
by Jesse
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 54
Views: 1210

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

There are many predators out there who are glad you think so too. :juggling:
by Jesse
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: See you on the next bardo
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: See you on the next bardo

Saying it's proven by science is just glorifying science. As though 'science' is the guarantee of correct. You realize BuddhaDharma Philosophy takes the same exact stance as 'science', the methodologies are exactly the same. The only difference is that BuddhaDharma uses direct personal experience a...
by Jesse
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: See you on the next bardo
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: See you on the next bardo

I agree it's misleading. By saying there is brain activity for up to 10 minutes after death, they are being deceptive. It should read, "They recorded brain activity for up to 10 minutes after the heart stopped beating." Which proves nothing really. Except that the length of the time that the brain s...
by Jesse
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Not feeling totally safe around my dad
Replies: 23
Views: 615

Re: Not feeling totally safe around my dad

I've dealt with many people like this. I know a number of people like this. Point blank, Call the police. Have him arrested, and make sure there is a record of his violence. People who act this way do not really deserve the consideration of letting their violence go. Call the police, file a formal c...
by Jesse
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to stop orgasms during meditation?
Replies: 34
Views: 2058

Re: How to stop orgasms during meditation?

Since you do not have a teacher you feel comfortable speaking to, might I suggest visiting a monastery which houses nuns? Just ask if there are any very knowledgeable nuns residing there. I can't say exactly what you are experiencing, but there are states in meditation that can feel remarkably simil...
by Jesse
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Been offered a job ... don't know if it is consistent with Buddhist ethics
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Been offered a job ... don't know if it is consistent with Buddhist ethics

Actually, game and animal wardens STOP the status quo. The status quo are people who would keep hunting, and hunting, and fishing until every last animal went extinct. Animal wardens are there to protect animal populations from overhunting, etc. I've known plenty of hunters, most which hate wardens,...