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by KarmaOcean
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: The Neverending story...(add 4 words)
Replies: 365
Views: 32367

Re: The Neverending story...(add 4 words)

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by KarmaOcean
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 2273

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

As far as I know, for most people who don't identify with their genetic sex, it's not expressly about wanting to play the gender role of the opposite sex. "Gender", it seems to me, is not something which we innately have any idea about. I think it's an invention of the medical community. S...
by KarmaOcean
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Overcoming jealousy
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Overcoming jealousy

...resentment when others are praised. If others were treated as you think you're now being treated, and you were constantly worshipped, praised and given preferential treatment, do you think it would make you into a wholesome, balanced, kind and compassionate person ? Would you say to others "...
by KarmaOcean
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Psychological Indicators for Bodhicitta
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Psychological Indicators for Bodhicitta

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone knew of any techniques, specifically methodology, for developing Bodhicitta. For instance, If I was afraid of spiders, yet I knew they were tiny vulnerable creatures, the fear might my block my compassion. Fully seeing their vulnerability, or working through my f...
by KarmaOcean
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

This is essentially why a particle like the electron does not inherently exist on its own right, or from its own side, but is only dependently arisen upon the measurement of a conscious observer. Here you say, as far as I'm concerned, that the wave function collapses upon observation by consciousne...
by KarmaOcean
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

You state that a participant may cause a wave function collapse. Simply assuming that the participant causes the collapse is prejudicial and unscientific. KarmaOcean, no one is “simply assuming” that the participant causes the collapse of the wave function. This is what the formulation of quantum m...
by KarmaOcean
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Madhyamika philosophy is mainly concerned with the teachings of emptiness rather than with the issue of free will. The formulation of quantum mechanics also does not address this issue of free will... (1) Dependant origination and the issue of free will are not separate issues. (2) Comprehension of...
by KarmaOcean
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

The observer is empty of inherent existence because his very existence is dependent upon causes and conditions, is dependent upon his parts, and is dependent upon the mind that imputes the label upon him. I have a question regarding this "empty" observer whom you mention. The observer fin...
by KarmaOcean
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

You know sometimes people suddenly declare "Everything is one. There is nothing to understand"... Well I feel like you've had a similar epiphany, which is so simple that it cannot be adequately communicated, regarding Quantum Physics! I know this sounds really contrite but I just feel like...
by KarmaOcean
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Thank you for your replies to my questions.

You state that a participant may cause a wave function collapse.
Simply assuming that the participant causes the collapse is prejudicial and unscientific.
by KarmaOcean
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Do you agree that the actual mystery (of quantum physics) is: How come the Universe seems to knows if it is being monitored, or do you not agree ?
by KarmaOcean
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

...And that is why Madhamika philosophy actually explains the mystery of quantum physics. The actual mystery, simply put, is: How come the Universe seems to knows if it is being monitored ? And the answer you provide, simply put, is: Because matter is a property of mind. Therefore it seems to me yo...
by KarmaOcean
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

All this is related to the fact that the photon, like any other particle, only arises in dependence upon the mind that apprehends it. Western Science has come about from the idea that Man has free-will i.e agency in determining events. Yet I suppose, you would say, that the observer has themselves ...
by KarmaOcean
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Personally speaking, I suggest that anyone reading this, who does not instantly disagree with this sentence, needs to read the Lotus Sutra. Where does the Lotus Sutra teach that photons are sentient beings? The notion of a insentient and unintelligent Universe instantly disagrees with the Lotus Sut...
by KarmaOcean
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

http://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/lsoc/Content/2 Lotus Sutra: 2 Expedient Means ( pp.56 - 81 ) “But stop, Shariputra, I will say no more. Why? Because what the buddhas have achieved is the rarest and most difficult-to-understand Law. The true aspect of all phenomena can only be understood and share...
by KarmaOcean
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Of course, no one actually thinks that the photons are sentient beings involved in an elaborate conspiracy to trick us, but that really appears to be what is happening. Personally speaking, I suggest that anyone reading this, who does not instantly disagree with this sentence, needs to read the Lot...
by KarmaOcean
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 965
Views: 20709

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Of course, no one actually thinks that the photons are sentient beings involved in an elaborate conspiracy to trick us, but that really appears to be what is happening. If Buddhism states that the Universe itself is sentient and that so called "sentient beings" are not sentient, i.e they ...
by KarmaOcean
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools, &c
Replies: 17
Views: 577

Re: Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf Schools, &c

My elder Sister became a Montessori teacher after years of private study in Montessori education. She also mentioned Rudolf Steiner, to me, so I think She read His books. A saying goes: "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach." Basically my Sister didn't become a teacher because of th...
by KarmaOcean
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?
Replies: 42
Views: 957

Is living off-grid realistic in today's technological age?

It seems that the network of modern technology, electricity, internet, etc has joined up the world and this is really great for human communication. Whilst shunning these benefits seems virtuous for the environment, do you think this independence would be a form of exclusion from your progress towar...
by KarmaOcean
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mama Buddha
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Mama Buddha

Draw a circle; within the circle draw a square; within the square draw a triangle. Draw a horizontal line across the triangle half way up and you have a human face. Then place a dot for each of the eyes. This geometry of the human face shows the female above the male. Tom. face.png I have a human f...

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