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Science maps samsara

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Science maps samsara

Postby mpcahn » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:35 am


is the mind us? Is it ours? Slash on down! Whatever is going to be destroyed, let it be destroyed. We feel no regrets. We want only the truth. (Ajahn Maha Boowa)

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Re: Science maps samsara

Postby santa100 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:18 am

Very cool... :smile:

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Re: Science maps samsara

Postby David2 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:02 pm

So to sum the 2nd video up

0-dimension: dot
1st-dimension: line
2nd-dimension: surface
3rd-dimension: space
4th-dimension: time
5th-dimension: branches of a timeline (= decisions)
6th-dimension: all timelines = one infinity = one universe
7th-dimension: all timelines as a dot = one infinity = one universe
8th-dimension: two infities = two universes
9th-dimension: all infinties = all universes
10th-dimension: all infinities/ universes as a dot

very interesting. :popcorn:

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Re: Science maps samsara

Postby mpcahn » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:40 pm

Yep,

I like to think the 5th demension is decisons in front of us while the 6th is those behind us. 5th seems to have important relevence for karma. The metaphore of the flatlander traveling in 3d space is a good way of visualizing it.
is the mind us? Is it ours? Slash on down! Whatever is going to be destroyed, let it be destroyed. We feel no regrets. We want only the truth. (Ajahn Maha Boowa)

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Re: Science maps samsara

Postby reflection » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:44 pm

Time can't that easily be compared to the other dimensions. In science, time is different. Both space and time are mathematical dimensions, but not both spatial dimensions. Therefore this bending of dimensions and stuff is more philosofical to me than it is scientific.

Samsara is traditionally the round of rebirths. To say science has mapped that, is not so true ;)

Interesting videos nontheless. Thanks.


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Re: Science maps samsara

Postby mirco » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:28 pm

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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