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animate or inanimate ; characteristics are the same

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animate or inanimate ; characteristics are the same

Postby Sanjay PS » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:50 am

During my college days i had come across in the subject structural engineering the mention of Poissons ratio ,defined as stress divided by strain . Stress is further elaborated as the " resistance to change " and strain is " the fracture point due to the resistance " . i then did not think much on this , and used this study in various problems of engineering .

Contemplating on our body and mind , i find now this law holds very much in place both for the animate and inanimate world . Our problems or stress is because we resist due ignorance and habituation to what is essentially an ever changing impersonal process . The strain or the "fracture" is resulting cycles of birth and death .

Heisenbergs principle also mentions that the more certain it is ( position of a particle ) , the more is the uncertainty . As in daily living , all kinds of feelings and emotions coming into being with the seed of uncertainty , and sooner or later passes away . The only certainty is uncertainty .

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Re: animate or inanimate ; characteristics are the same

Postby SarathW » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:21 am

Hi Sanjay
Good analogy.
The way I understand Niravana is the total abandonment.
So none resistance is not total abandonment.
I think your observation is based on matter (Rupa only)
You have to incorporate none matter (Nama) in to your analysis.
:shrug:
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Re: animate or inanimate ; characteristics are the same

Postby Sanjay PS » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:40 am

SarathW wrote:Hi Sanjay
Good analogy.
The way I understand Niravana is the total abandonment.
So none resistance is not total abandonment.
I think your observation is based on matter (Rupa only)
You have to incorporate none matter (Nama) in to your analysis.
:shrug:


Hi Sarath ,

In terms of Abidhamma you may be right .

Its a simile that i thought of . You see in life we get stressed , because we resist ( more aptly unaware and ignorant of ) the causal change of both nama and rupa . Since we dont understand change , and resist and cling to that what is fleeting , our troubles compound , and we become impoverished :broke:

Nibbana goes beyond the realms of mind and matter, beyond suffering .

May we all inspire each other .

sanjay
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