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Chaos, Science, The Universe and Stuff

Postby christopher::: » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:30 am

Awhile back I bumped into a young man on another forum who was having a VERY bad time. I don't remember all the details (my long term memory stinks) but he was suicidal that night. Myself and some others spent time with him for a few hours. I think we talked about Nature, Chaos, Western Civilization, the Universe, how messed up humans are. I didn't mention the Dhamma specifically but fairly sure we talked about how order and beauty does exist in our Universe, that there is chaos but also many things are well-organized, and lawful.

He seemed to get himself off the edge he was on that night. Didnt hear from him for a long time then last week he sent me a message, asked me to look at a video he put together and placed over at youtube. He had an epiphany of sorts, and with his creative talents made this:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oS725dEbUFM
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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Science, The Universe and Stuff

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:52 am

That was quite brilliant!
Thanks for sharing Chris!
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Re: Chaos, Science, The Universe and Stuff

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:52 am

Glad you appreciated his work, Ben.

:namaste:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009


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