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by Guinness
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Church of Science
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Re: The Church of Science

I've had similar 'debates' with my younger brother: he is very pro-science, in that he believes that everything science tells us is fact. He says that science proves that Earth and all beings are created through 'big bang' phenomena and that we are purely existing. When we die, we die and thats it. ...
by Guinness
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nature of time
Replies: 21
Views: 2931

Re: Nature of time

To say that humans invented science is like saying we invented fire. Science is about listening to nature to learn it's languange and patterns similar to what the Buddha did for a totally different domain: subjective experience. Science focuses on "out there" while Buddha focused on "in here". The ...
by Guinness
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nature of time
Replies: 21
Views: 2931

Re: Nature of time

Hi Kim,

Thats cool, its good to have the crack.

I'm enjoying what I'm finding on here, and hope to learn a lot. I just hope any remarks I make don't appear impertinent, as I'm not Buddhist, but I hope thats ok anyway. Don't hold it against me lol!! :D

Cheers :toast:
by Guinness
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nature of time
Replies: 21
Views: 2931

Re: Nature of time

And science, is only science as we know it/developed it/interpret it. Or, in other words another way of measuring. As we have established. Who invented science? Science is essentially organised, disciplined, knowledge - inconsistencies tracked down and resolved, uncertainties investigated, etc. No-...
by Guinness
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 134
Views: 55061

Re: Where are you from?

I'm from Scotland, but currently live in Bangkok, Thailand.
by Guinness
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nature of time
Replies: 21
Views: 2931

Re: Nature of time

From a strictly scientific viewpoint, space-time is not separate from matter-energy. Does this translate to space-time is not separate from sankaras? The only thing left is Nirvana, and I will not speculate on that matter. And science, is only science as we know it/developed it/interpret it. Or, in...
by Guinness
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 550
Views: 114502

Re: Need help to overcome lust

I've skipped some of the replies, so apologies if this has been covered.. Sex is for pro-creation exclusively. Thats it, dead simple. With all due respect to the OP, but I really thought that is was an attempt at a wind up. I think even the 'best' of us have sexual urges, but some real heavy duty th...
by Guinness
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nature of time
Replies: 21
Views: 2931

Re: Nature of time

What is time? In my mind, there is no such thing as time. We are only passing through this, as we know it. We are so, as a world, pre-occupied by "time". Time this, time that. I guess its just a way of measuring something, like weight and height. There is also no such thing as weight or height of co...
by Guinness
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: evil person or just evil actions?
Replies: 61
Views: 3318

Re: evil person or just evil actions?

Hi, I'm a curious onlooker, and I'm not Buddhist, so excuse me if I don't use terminology. But, surely, if a person commits an evil deed, or a series of evil deeds, then its we that are defining them based on these deeds? For instance, just because someone is perceived to have acted well, do we cons...
by Guinness
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Bangkok
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Hello from Bangkok

Hi, I am a Scot living and working in Bangkok, Thailand. Thought I'd sign up to the forum to try and learn, or least understand the 'religion' or rather, practices of my host nation. Although I am practising Catholic, I have always been very sensual towards all religions - which is fundamental. I ha...