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by visitin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

The fact that atoms and molecules are not sensitive to light and sound at any level, proves that they lack eye and ear like senses necessary to develop memory in the first place. The sensitivity of atoms and molecules to light is observable via absorption spectroscopy and the sensitivity of atoms a...
by visitin
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

but what about the memory of atoms and molecules such as hydrogen, DNA and RNA? What have they experienced in their trip through the universe? The fact that atoms and molecules are not sensitive to light and sound at any level, proves that they lack eye and ear like senses necessary to develop memo...
by visitin
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth a Buddhist teaching?
Replies: 25
Views: 1770

Re: Is rebirth a Buddhist teaching?

Alex123 wrote:sensual existence is common as dirt and as valuable, and that you lived in almost all situations (except Awakening) possible
You can meditate all your life and still you won't be able to experience anything independent of your six senses, except a dreamless sleep.
by visitin
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

3-Year-Old Remembers Past Life & Identifies His Murderer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWyHuN1G1vk A person's memory comprises the "visual and auditory imprints of the physical world" and the "imagination of those imprints", that he witnesses during his lifetime, nothing more nothing less. Which m...
by visitin
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

It seems that the Buddha only slept a couple of hours a night so I think it is reasonable to at least consider the possibility that his rebirth memories might be hallucinations. trollnah Maybe his enlightenment was a hallucination too. ;) Agreed! Instructions provided in "Aparihani Sutta", if follo...
by visitin
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

Mkoll,
You didn't misunderstood my question.

You said that "there's no way to say for sure what your relationship was with someone in a past life." But according to the Buddha, its hard to find someone who has not been your blood relative at one time in the past.
by visitin
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

Well there's no way to say for sure what your relationship was with someone in a past life. Mata Sutta AtSavatthi. There the Blessed One said:"From an inconstruable beginning comes transmigration. A beginning point is not evident, though beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving are tran...
by visitin
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

Mkoll wrote:]And it gives a reason to be compassionate to other beings like other human beings or animals who were our mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters and may be again in the future.
Question is, would you risk marrying someone who might be your blood relative in your past life?
by visitin
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

wait a minute!!! eidetic memory? is it rare? I thought everyone has such memory. So all this time I was explaining eidetic memory ,thinking everyone has it!!! This is a great example of how using your own experiences as a basis of assumption of what is or is not possible for others leads to incorre...
by visitin
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

You might want to check out the Wikipedia topic memory and eidetic memory in particular....maybe not....chownah wait a minute!!! eidetic memory? is it rare? I thought everyone has such memory. So all this time I was explaining eidetic memory ,thinking everyone has it!!! from wiki Eidetic memory ( /...
by visitin
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

chownah wrote:visitin,
Awhile ago you wrote," you can recall any image, speech and dream that you have came across in the past, in absence of them."....
any, as in "Have you got any money?" not
as in "Any will do".
by visitin
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

It just occurred to me that I am assuming that when you say "recall" or "call to mind" or "remember" you are meaning to sort of playback a scenario from some archive That's exactly what I mean, you can even likened the process of "calling to mind" to the "playback of the image, audio and video file...
by visitin
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

but without these minor details it seems unlikely that a face could beaccurately remembered. Exactly, its the collection of minor details (in contrast with each other) which is remembered, not the single minor detail that don't have any distinguishing feature to tell it apart from another similar m...
by visitin
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

However you can recall any image, speech and dream that you have came across in the past, in absence of them. No you can't. You can not remember every letter of every word that you have read or the shape of every grain of rice that you have observed while eating etc. You can't even remember this st...
by visitin
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 488445

Re: the great rebirth debate

Memory of any kind, depends on three senses viz. eyes, ears and mind. There can be the memory of only, what is seen through eyes, heard through ears and imagined through mind. Are you sure dreams are imaginings of the mind? Or could they be memories of past lives that arise due to the mind being st...