Dharma Wheel

A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism
It is currently Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:40 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Posts: 4027
Location: Spaceship Earth
How much control do you have over your own life? Can you effectively choose between several different paths, or is the course of your life set by your circumstances? What about the guy next to you—would you answer the same way about him? You wouldn't, according to two Princeton researchers. The results of their study, published in PNAS last week, show that people believe they have more free will than their peers do.

In a classical sense, the term "free will" refers to the concept that people have control over their decisions. Their actions cannot be predicted a priori, they have the ability to choose between multiple options, and their behavior is determined by their personal beliefs and goals rather than their circumstances or their personality

Read More Here...

Complete Study Here..

_________________
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:23 am
Posts: 20
In any given moment there's only one freedom: freedom from greed, hate and delusion.

Whatever "will" might be, it isn't self.

_________________
On Twitter at http://twitter.com/_jechbi


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group