Life versus Sentience versus Sapience

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Life versus Sentience versus Sapience

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:15 pm

OK, folks.

Let's see if we can come up with some definitions with which we can all agree. My suggestion would be to start with the dictionary. A medical dictionary seems most relevant to me.

Who would like to begin?
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-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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Re: Life versus Sentience versus Sapience

Postby unspoken » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:28 pm

Life=suffering
Sapience= wisdom
sentience= the six spherical sense
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Re: Life versus Sentience versus Sapience

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:15 pm

unspoken wrote:Life=suffering
Sapience= wisdom
sentience= the six spherical sense


By suffering, do you mean "dukkha"?

Wisdom makes sense to me.

By the six spherical sense, do you mean the six sense doors as spoken of in Buddhism?

If so, what about each of the consciousnesses associated with the six sense doors? Do you include those?
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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Re: Life versus Sentience versus Sapience

Postby unspoken » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:55 am

Yes, dhukka. Just in simple english

Yes, the six sense door. There will only be a sense if there is conscious. If it's the sense of sound, its the ear conscious. If it's the sense of sight, its the eye conscious etc.

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Re: Life versus Sentience versus Sapience

Postby Hanzze » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:04 pm

Dear friends,

Sapience is often defined as wisdom, or the ability of an organism or entity to act with appropriate judgment. Judgment is a mental faculty which is a component of intelligence or alternatively may be considered an additional faculty, apart from intelligence, with its own properties. Robert Sternberg[1] has segregated the capacity for judgment from the general qualifiers for intelligence, which is closer to cognizant aptitude than to wisdom. Displaying sound judgment in a complex, dynamic environment is a hallmark of wisdom. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapience

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...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: Life versus Sentience versus Sapience

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:24 pm

This from Wiki re. Sentience:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentience

Wiki regarding sentient beings:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentient_being_(Buddhism)
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-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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Re: Life versus Sentience versus Sapience

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:25 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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