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What is embryo thinking?

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What is embryo thinking?

Postby SarathW » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:47 pm

The human in embryo stage (say first week) haven’t developed six senses. (at least five senses) The reference in regard to embryo in teaching is to say that “O’monk, Radiant is this consciousness “. What is the meaning of this statement by Buddha.
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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby DAWN » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:59 am

In my opinion, embryo thinking looks like : Pip.....pip......pip......
Some electric activity.
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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby SarathW » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:24 am

:o :)
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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Annapurna » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:03 am

As to your question, what's meant with "radiant consciousness", this here will surely cast some light on it:

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Yana » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:36 am

Life is preparing for Death

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby acinteyyo » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:17 pm

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby DAWN » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:02 pm

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby SarathW » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:37 pm

Thanks all. My queston is whether embryo can think.

For further information please refer to page 329 of the link below.
I hope this clarify my question. Can you further clarify the follwoing comments in this page

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf


This rebirth-consciousness is regarded as pure as it is either devoid of immoral roots of lust, hatred, and delusion accompanied by moral roots.


. “Radiant is this consciousness,” (pabhassaram idam cittam) says the Buddha in
the Anguttara Nikāya vol. 1, p. 10. According to the commentator the Buddha
was thus referring to the rebirth-consciousness
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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Yana » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:44 am

Life is preparing for Death

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby DAWN » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:14 am

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby SarathW » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:35 pm

Hi Yana
You definitely make sense to me. The very reason I ask this question was to clarify this matter. Are we all missing something very important? Ven. Narada is a pioneer in Buddhist teaching and it is hard to imagine that he will make such a grave mistake.
Should we direct this question to someone is more familiar with Sutra? Any suggestion?
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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Annapurna » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:06 pm

Does an embryo have a brain?

If not, what it is supposed to be thinking with...?

Think about this, then you have your answer right there.

Also, the Buddha said we should not think about kamma and rebirth so much that we begin to ponder why we are reborn here or there and so forth.


Hope that helps...
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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:28 pm

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby DAWN » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:10 pm

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:50 pm

@ Dawn, sorry, I don't understand what you mean.

Perhaps we need to define what we see as Consciousness... then...?
http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: What is embryo thinking?

Postby DAWN » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:25 pm

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