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Can Happiness Be Inherited?http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 101937.htm
An interesting study, at the link above... The idea is that hypothetically chemicals in the brain can influence how certain genes are expressed in sperm and eggs, which influences the traits of ones offspring.
Out of curiousity, is there any mention of this in Abhidhamma -- that the feelings and emotions of the parents bear an influence on the traits of the child?
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funny enough I saw something related to this last night
Scroll down the page untill you reach the title Spreading happinesshttp://dharmastudy.net/
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog - Some Suttas Translated.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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