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Re: Does Quantum Mechanics contradict Buddhism

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Re: Does Quantum Mechanics contradict Buddhism

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:43 pm

Thanks for the effors, Mawkish,

For further details I suggest (as usual) reading B Alan Wallace (Not Watts, sorry) "Choosing Reality" for a discussion by someone well-informed (with degrees in both Physics and Buddhism).

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Re: Does Quantum Mechanics contradict Buddhism

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Re: Does Quantum Mechanics contradict Buddhism

Postby catmoon » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:54 am

We may all be laboring under a false assumption here.

Where is it written that dependent origination must apply to the subatomic world? Isn't it entirely possible that Buddha taught only what was necessary to enlightenment, and skipped over numerous exceptional cases? Or does someone think they are in possession of The Truth here?

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Re: Does Quantum Mechanics contradict Buddhism

Postby Dhammabodhi » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:55 pm

Thanks a ton for the clarifications, Mawkish!

I hope your wife gets better soon!

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Re: Does Quantum Mechanics contradict Buddhism

Postby Individual » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:14 pm

Something else I thought I should say:

I think quantum physics complements Buddhism well because a certain problem of quantum physics seems to parallel a similar philosophical problem in Buddhism. In physics, there is the problem of figuring out how quantum reactions relate to larger scale physical reactions, like our everyday experiences, such as gravity. There is scientific verification of both, yet the mathematics of each contradict one another.

In Buddhism, the unconditioned (Nibbana) and the conditioned are both said to exist, yet again, it is difficult to understand how they might relate one another. One can verify the existence of Nibbana anywhere by envisioning the cessation of the Five Aggregates of clinging, and acting upon that foundation. And yet, any action we take still falls within the framework of a conditioned reality, so is anything ever truly Unconditioned?
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Re: Does Quantum Mechanics contradict Buddhism

Postby Kare » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:21 am

Quantum mechanics is extremely fascinating - but whenever I see buddhists discussing QM, not to mention when I try to understand a bit of it myself, I can't help remembering the famous quote by Richard Feynman: "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics." :roll:
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Re: Does Quantum Mechanics contradict Buddhism

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I am humble by everyone's intelligence. What you guys discuss fly over my head. :jumping:

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