This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications

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Crazywisdom
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This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications

Post by Crazywisdom » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:23 pm

This has direct implications on Buddhist education.

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/12/27 ... are-words/

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Re: This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications

Post by Ricky » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:01 pm

How so?

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Re: This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications

Post by Crazywisdom » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:29 pm

Ricky wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:01 pm
How so?
Let’s see if anyone can spot the issues.
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Re: This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications

Post by Wayfarer » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:48 pm

This isn't too distant from what Alva Noë has been saying for some years in books like Out of our Heads. It's also not too distant from Varela and Maturana's work in Embodied Cognition. And also have a look at this column from David Brooks, The Neural Buddhists.

Actually another thought that comes to mind, is the fact that we are designated as 'beings', and that 'being' is an act. And that observation, believe it or not, is actually from Aquinas!
Only practice with no gaining idea ~ Suzuki-roshi

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Re: This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications

Post by daibunny » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:33 am

Great article thank you :)
Reminds me of early chan dialogues between student and master, except with way, way way, too many words and no references to trees, mountains etc.

Come to think of it, maybe i read too much.
Nothing remains
Of the house that I was born in--
Fireflies.

- Santoka, 1882-1940
Mountain Tasting: Zen Haiku by Santoka Taneda, 1980, p.48
Translated by John Stevens

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