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Postby greggorious » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:14 am

Is there anything in the Pali Canon that would now seem redundant due to scientfic evidence proving that the teaching is obsolete?
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah

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Re: Science

Postby perkele » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:23 am

Considering the scope and purpose of the Buddha's teaching and the scope and purpose of science I would say: No.

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Re: Science

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:28 am

:goodpost:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Science

Postby Fede » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:46 am

NEXT!! :jumping:
"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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Re: Science

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Re: Science

Postby DAWN » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:47 pm

Just some intrestings scientific informations that i have just to read, in french scientific jurnal "Science et Vie" n°1143:

- When some one, in dark and silent spacy place, for exemple in night desert, goes straight, actualy he don't goes straightly, but makes an arc-trajectory in 89%, and so, he make cercle. (It makes me thought about cercle of existance of living beings)

- When you sleep less, you have more chanses to get a diabetes. (Ajhan Chaa illness)

- If right-handed man close his left nostril, his eye-performances improve, and if he close his right nostril, it's his elocution that improves (I heared that when Buddha was laying down, on his right side, he close his right nostril. I dont know if it's true)
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Re: Science

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Re: Science

Postby danieLion » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:10 am

To the OP: science can't decide obsoleteness of ideas; that takes human judgment.

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Re: Science

Postby daverupa » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:19 pm

This is like asking if science makes a work of literature obsolete.

I think that while it can render certain pedagogical models unskillful, the Nikayas' pedagogical purpose is outside the realm of science.

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Re: Science

Postby DAWN » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:17 pm

Buddha was a quantum physician.
Information rate : 100%

Quantum gravity
Quantum intrication
Superposition
Termodinamic

It's realy asome how he could explain all that 2500 years ago. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Science

Postby tattoogunman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:35 pm

I sort of think of the Buddha as the first psychiatrist/phsychologist since the bulk of the teachings stem from trying to "fix" things in the mind (since it's the mind that perceives pain, suffering, etc.). I would say that renders Buddhism fairly free from having to worry about science (not that I have an issue with science). I look at Buddhism as being a glorified self help program and science can't mess with that :smile:

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