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Postby Fede » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:05 pm

I thought this was simply mesmerising... it brings everything into perspective!

http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_berry_ani ... -publisher

Really - it's awesome...
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Postby Ytrog » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:16 pm

Now you can see why DNA is also very interesting for scientists doing engineering on a molecular scale: it copies itself, can move itself and creates all kinds of things. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_nanotechnology
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Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:11 am

Better to check out what it is that erects your scaffolding! :stirthepot:
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Postby Ben » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:28 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Better to check out what it is that erects your scaffolding! :stirthepot:


Indeed, vedana paccaya tanha and all that!

I actually remember seeing a shortened version for one of our TV science programs a few years ago!
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Postby Fede » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:53 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Better to check out what it is that erects your scaffolding! :stirthepot:


to be honest, I agree with you...
But it's fascinating to see just what some of our skandas are made up of... and really, if some seek miracles, they need never seek or extend beyond who they are....

I merely posted it to give some insight into just what makes us (physically) tick....

interesting that so many inroads have been made into being able to see "how we work" and yet, still the finest inner details of Mind, flummox even the most advanced head doctors.....!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:33 am

Greetings Fede,

Fede wrote:But it's fascinating to see just what some of our skandas are made up of...

Yes - mind-made designations/bundles.

Though I guess that's a tad too serious for this topic, so now I'll...

:toilet:

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Postby Fede » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:10 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Fede,

....
Though I guess that's a tad too serious for this topic, so now I'll...

:toilet:

Metta,
Retro. :)


Ok, well check this one out, oh much-revered smarty-pants....

http://www.scaleofuniverse.com/

:shock: :D
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:07 pm

Greetings Fede,

And I counter that with...

AN 4.45: Rohitassa Sutta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

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Postby Fede » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:03 pm

Can't argue with that one... and wouldn't want to.

You win hands down..... :clap:

But you must admit - it was fun looking..... :smile:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Postby Ytrog » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:42 pm

Funny how one can discover such nice sutta's by reading a seemingly unrelated thread :popcorn:
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.


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