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by DNS
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi to all
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: hi to all

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you watching? Any good?
Replies: 140
Views: 6522

Re: What are you watching? Any good?

Australian Open tennis men's event. I just saw the highlights this morning. The live event was from 12:30 am to 3:30 am in my time zone. https://apnews.com/article/rafael-nadal-novak-djokovic-sports-stefanos-tsitsipas-melbourne-c1e19f06e84abb79c6eb37f952576fe6 Novak Djokovic wins his 22nd Grand Slam...
by DNS
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm Back...
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: I'm Back...

Welcome back!

by DNS
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi from turkey..
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: hi from turkey..

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Humanities
Replies: 26
Views: 728

Re: The Humanities

My foundation is in STEM, but I love the humanities. I agree. My foundation is humanities (social sciences and philosophy), but like STEM too, especially biology. It was not required for any of my degrees, but I voluntarily enrolled in every course I could find on biological evolution. I feel that ...
by DNS
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: nirvana mathematically not possible
Replies: 50
Views: 1838

Re: nirvana mathematically not possible

"Infinite monkey theorem" make sense. I would say, one day the monkey will beat Magnus Carlsen - due to randomness; not that monkey knows chess. There are 101 keys in the keyboard and valid chess moves at a given turn is much less than that; the theory says monkey can write Shakespears th...
by DNS
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: nirvana mathematically not possible
Replies: 50
Views: 1838

Re: nirvana mathematically not possible

There is something fundamental that is being completely missed in this conversation. There are no “beings”. There are only the conditions for the experience of ‘being’ to arise in awareness. There are no numbers to count. True, I thought about mentioning that too, but felt the OP might transform th...
by DNS
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: nirvana mathematically not possible
Replies: 50
Views: 1838

Re: nirvana mathematically not possible

“ He recalls to mind his various temporary states in days gone by – one birth, or two or three or four or five births, 10 or 20, 30 or 50, a 100 or a 1,000 or a 100,000 births, through many cycles of cosmic contraction and cosmic expansion . . . Now there comes a time, when sooner or later, after th...
by DNS
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: nirvana mathematically not possible
Replies: 50
Views: 1838

Re: nirvana mathematically not possible

Let me try differently. My interpretation of Thevara: 1. Sentinent beings are finite - you just transforming - cat to pig to human to pig so on. See the quote from above, Theravada does not say sentient beings are finite nor infinite. If these beings are growing then we will bust the Universe. How ...
by DNS
Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: nirvana mathematically not possible
Replies: 50
Views: 1838

Re: nirvana mathematically not possible

The OP is a question that has been going around the internet on buddhist forums for several years now. The question is basically something like: "If we have all lived infinite lives, we should have all been enlightened by now, since with infinite lives, there are infinite possibilities, therefo...
by DNS
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: nirvana mathematically not possible
Replies: 50
Views: 1838

Re: nirvana mathematically not possible

I'm sure you've heard of the Infinite monkey theorem . The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type any given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. In fact, the monkey would ...
by DNS
Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Italy!
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Hello from Italy!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I have questions
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: I have questions

Timeless Time wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:15 pm I am from the UK. I have questions concerning your tradition.
Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A wave from the Netherlands
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: A wave from the Netherlands

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good day from the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Good day from the UK

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Jan 02, 2023 4:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human-like beings in Buddhist cosmology
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Human-like beings in Buddhist cosmology

Intelligent species on another planet would probably fall under the same category as manussa loka (humans) in the cosmology. Even though they are not human, they are similar in that they are the dominant, most intelligent species on their planet. https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=31_planes_...
by DNS
Sun Jan 01, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why do Americans say "Boo-da", even top academics & ordained masters?
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Why do Americans say "Boo-da", even top academics & ordained masters?

Dhammanando wrote: Sun Jan 01, 2023 11:33 am It would appear that both of our half-baked theories are in fact correct.

:cheers:
:thumbsup: Cool, good find. Fascinating.
by DNS
Sat Dec 31, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Alaska
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Hello from Alaska

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Dec 30, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 8676

Re: World Cup 2022

Miorita wrote: Thu Dec 29, 2022 10:10 pm Pelé, the Global Face of Soccer, Dies at 82

I’m stunned. R.I.P.?
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Arguably, the GOAT (greatest of all time) for soccer and perhaps even for all sports.
by DNS
Sun Dec 25, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 210368

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

.... Here is something I posted over at DWT: Here is an adaptation to the Zen story “Is that so?” I just created. :tongue: Oil was discovered and pumped from the ground, which led to the combustible gas engine and a very efficient means of transportation. Isn’t that great? Zen master: Is that so? M...

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