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Fry your brain - Cosmology - Hierarchical?

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Fry your brain - Cosmology - Hierarchical?

Postby BlackBird » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:54 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Fry your brain - Cosmology - Hierarchical?

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Re: Fry your brain - Cosmology - Hierarchical?

Postby Ben » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:07 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Fry your brain - Cosmology - Hierarchical?

Postby BlackBird » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:12 am

Thank you for the post Ben, that was very good reading.

The Dhamma, Pannapeter:
I think the question of whether Women suffer proportionately greater on average than men is fairly well a moot point. As there is little empirical evidence to suggest that either Women suffer more, or men suffer more, it would probably be better to just merge the two genders in the diagrams into "human."

Personally I still feel that Women suffer more on average than men, due to:
- Desire for children
- Pregnancy
- Dependence
- The fact that women aren’t equal in anywhere but the Western nations. Please remember that Western nations only make up about 20% of the world's population, at a generous estimate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population)

Again, being conservative with my figures, it would be fair to say that 3/5 women aren't equal in terms of rights, pay parity, and freedom - compared with their male counterparts.

From a 'Noble Truth of suffering perspective' this doesn't necessarily mean that Women suffer more. But from a conventional point of view, it does. Let's also remember what the Buddha had to say about the happiness of a layperson (I'll hunt out a source when I get home.)
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -


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