What is embryo thinking?

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Bakmoon
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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Bakmoon » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:49 am

Well, as consciousness is dependently arisen on the senses, and embryos don't even have a nervous system until the fourth week (I think that's when, if anyone knows differently please correct me), so I would suppose that prior to developing a nervous system able to engage in some sort of sense activity, the embryo doesn't have any consciousness. That's just my opinion, however.
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The performance of what's skillful,
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Re: What is embryo thinking?

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Sylvester » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:15 pm

The trick is to decide if the locative case employed in this-that conditionality should be interpreted to entail a temporal reading or a causative reading (that is temporally disjunct). The Chinese translators of the Agamas elected the causative...

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby DAWN » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:23 pm

There is consciosness between 0 and 1, between silence and noize, between paper and picture, between void and form, between all duality.
All fenomena "have" consciosness.

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Manopubbangama dhamma
manosettha manomaya
Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Bakmoon » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:50 pm

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby SarathW » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:38 pm

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby SarathW » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:15 am

Some intersting info about this subject please read page 151 of the following attachemtn.

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/printguna.pdf
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby SarathW » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:37 am

Hi all
A link is provided by a forum member "dammafriend" in another discussion. I found that there is a wealth of information in regard to this discussion.
It appears to me that the sperm cell and the ovarim egg are mere sustenance for the "Gandhabba"

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”


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