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by lionking
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

Well, all science disciplines function from within the conventional reality. i.e. the reality that senses portray. The Dhamma explains there in another more authentic reality known as the ultimate reality. So imagine a frog living in a deep well. The world of a frog beings and ends within the walls ...
by lionking
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does enlightenment feel like to you?
Replies: 31
Views: 8084

Re: What does enlightenment feel like to you?

practitioner wrote: I had 3 occasions of 15 seconds of pure awareness experience and vibrant surrounding.
Are you able to share your technique?
by lionking
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

Greetings Paul, I would establish a concrete foundation first. I can then build on that for further explanation. The parallel with the aforementioned experiment and SN 47.42 is given below. When a consciousness observes - the wave of radiation turns into particles of matter. It's as if your chair kn...
by lionking
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

Discernment is in the sphere of meditative reflection. Sure, but we cannot discern quarks. Buddhadhamma relates to the phenomenal world, and not the sub-atomic one. What I am about to say is not from the Sutta or any recognised Dhamma or its commentaries. The entire weight of what I say here is bas...
by lionking
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

Seems like you are defining something as being nothing. chownah Well, just like the Buddha I refuse to take a clear stand on what constitute "nothing". I have only taken a "vague" stand that I do not wish to defend. Buddha was reluctant to take an ontological position on this issue. The reason is c...
by lionking
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

The chair emerged from nothing. So what existed first is nothing - the ultimate truth . If "nothing" becomes something.....then the cycle of Cause and Effect cannot be true! Well, if you refer back to my original post, you will see I qualified what I meant by "nothing". In the other parallel realit...
by lionking
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

Quantum Physics is a mainstream subject taught in Universities. It's principles are used across many industries for different applications. There is noting "pseudo" about it. There is nothing wrong with QP/QM. It is, however, how it gets co-opted, and distorted by books such as the one you referenc...
by lionking
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

[ "The chair emerged from nothing. So what existed first is nothing - the ultimate truth" is not Dhamma/Dharma, not a teaching of either the Buddha nor Nagarjuna. It is not even science, it is just tiresome pseudo-science. Quantum Physics is a mainstream subject taught in Universities. It's princip...
by lionking
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

Well, Dhamma means "the way things are". Buddha only discovered the reality - he did not invent it. The principles of Dhamma exist independent of the teacher, the observer and includes everything that happens out there. There is nothing Dhamma does not include in fact. That is all very nice, whatev...
by lionking
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

The reason you aren't shocked is probably because you haven't fully understood the implications. If you wish I can throw a light on it for you. All very nice, and all, but it is not Dhamma/Dharma. Well, Dhamma means "the way things are". Buddha only discovered the reality - he did not invent it. Th...
by lionking
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

Actually, quote a text that clearly states that " The chair emerged from nothing. So what existed first is nothing - the ultimate truth . " God and the New Physics - By Paul Davies . Page 107 Stuff doesn't "emerge from nothing", even at the sub-atomic level, and I don't see what quantum mechanics h...
by lionking
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

tiltbillings wrote:Actually, quote a text that clearly states that "The chair emerged from nothing. So what existed first is nothing - the ultimate truth."

God and the New Physics - By Paul Davies . Page 107
by lionking
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

It's a truth but it's the conventional, run-of-the-mill truth . The chair emerged from nothing. So what existed first is nothing - the ultimate truth . Who teaches that? Well, the short version is that I learnt it from the Buddha Dhamma and confirmed it with my own introspection. There is also the ...
by lionking
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Emptiness: the reality beyond reality

Are things empty or not empty? The idea has triggered many controversies and debates ever since the Buddha revealed the idea. This is where Buddha Dhamma diverges from non-Buddhist teachings. AN 4.174 is so typical of these discussions and it demonstrates the difficulty in explaining the subject. Ho...
by lionking
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhistdoor View—Why Buddhism is Not All About the Search for Happiness
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: Buddhistdoor View—Why Buddhism is Not All About the Search for Happiness

Well, the Buddha speaks of "refined" happiness. - I helped someone in need - I understand what Buddha said all along - 1st Jhana - I have withdrawn from sensual pleasures - 2nd Jhana - I am in rapture to have internally and externally assured awareness without needing directed thought & evaluation -...