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Human reborn as Human

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Human reborn as Human

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Sometimes no Buddhas arise in the world. Sometimes they do. When it happens, it is for the welfare and happiness of men, out of compassion for all creatures. For a long, long time he has been working to become a Buddha. He met other Buddhas along the way. And after his long striving he attains his final life, yet not without showing everyone else how to get there.

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Postby son of dhamma » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:24 am

What systems are we discussing, now? If the same thing can be said then I want a comparison and contrast between this field of study and these Hindu and Mahayanist "systems". Please, if you would.
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Re: Human reborn as Human

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:38 am

Hello all,

Not sure if this has been mentioned or if you will even think it is relevant:

Buddhism as the Foundation of Science - Bhikkhu Prayudh Payutto
http://www.buddhanet.net/budsas/ebud/bu ... bfs-00.htm

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Re: Human reborn as Human

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Re: Human reborn as Human

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:24 am

I think we should always remember Arthur C. Clarke's three "laws" of prediction:

1.When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; when he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong.
2.The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

As for the literal definition of what Magic is in regards to other people's inquiry, I think such a thing is merely, "probability enhancement". Individual processes of probability enhancement that follows the laws of nature, when fully known can be used to do some rather amusing things. Since we do magic and see magic all the time, most scientists don't bother trying to prove it exists or doesn't exist. Just my thoughts about it heheheh! (^_^)
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Re: Human reborn as Human

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Re: Human reborn as Human

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"One is not born a woman, but becomes one."- Simone de Beauvoir

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Re: Human reborn as Human

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:08 am

I mean consider the fact that at the time when a statement is made about a particular ability, a load of investigation happens in relation to the scientific possibility of a phenomenon, and then we exploit the loopholes and we get technological advancement. If this kind of thing isn't magic, I don't know what is.
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Re: Human reborn as Human

Postby khlawng » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:33 pm

OK, so I was in a light-hearted and cheeky mood today and I read this thread and thought it was getting a little intense and serious... so in short, I made up The Flat Earth Sutta. Sorry.

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Re: Human reborn as Human

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I thought it was a good point to consider, in any case.

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Re: Human reborn as Human

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:12 am

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Human reborn as Human

Postby Moth » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:52 pm

As it would be foolish to assume that everything in the Pali cannon is a perfect, unaltered quote of the Buddha, I find it more beneficial to focus on understanding the Four Noble Truths and practicing the Noble Eightfold Path. Whether or not the earth is flat, round, a cylinder, a triangle, a Spaghettio, as the Buddha himself states, it is not something we should be concerning ourselves with. This human life, as this thread's subject references, is rare, short, and precious. Let us not waste it on trivial matters.

On the subject of trivial questions.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

On the subject of blind-faith.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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