Is Buddhism and Offshoot of Hinduism? Show more

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@mirzaba I think the 8-fold path is fairly straightforward. Right view is 3 marks of existence: impermanence/non-self/dukkha (e.g.struggle for survival); right intention is non-harming; right speech/action/livelihood is 5 ethical Precepts; right effort is the middle way; right mindfulness is 4 foundations of mindfulness (body, feeling, perception, dharma); right concentration is meditation with dharma instruction.

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Is Buddhism and Offshoot of Hinduism? Show more

@reto My experience with meditation is that it opens up and releases what is in the unconscious mind. It is truly unconscious and therefore not visible to the conscious mind even during meditation. Once brought forward through meditation, we can mindfully confront the contents of our unconscious mind throughout the day, esp. as it is mirrored to us in relationships.

Also, one of the early schools of Buddhism, the Sarvastivadans, taught that all dharmas, past, present and future, all exist at the same time. These Buddhist scholars argued this as a way to explain karma, how a past act affects the present or future. But it could also explain features of a Multiverse.

I'm not saying that I believe the explanation of Multiverse as if it were fact, or 'reality' or truth, but that it's a way to make sense of Buddhist doctrine as a 'story.' In a Multiverse, the Buddhist 'story' makes sense.

Interestingly, there is a scripture in the Anguttara Nikaya that talks about a Cosmos that is a Multiverse: The Kosala Sutta.
AN 10.29 PTS: A v 59
Kosala Sutta: The Kosalan
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu

TBH, I always thought that Buddhism was an alien religion or philosophy or "knowledge" from another world or another time. I believe it was alien not only to Westerners, and alien to Asian cultures at the time, but alien to the people of northern India where the Buddha supposedly lived and taught. It might have come from the Gandhara region of Pakistan/Afghanistan (as I said in an earlier post), but perhaps it didn't originate there either. Perhaps it came from another world or another time.

It is also akin to the Buddhist concept of the 'middle way', of neither eternalism nor nihilism. That death is not the absolute end of 'life' altogether. When a person dies, they do not 'live forever' in a heavenly realm (eternalism), nor are they extinguished completely (nihilism). Rather the person lives on in another existence in another timeline in another dimension of the Multiverse that is linked to this one. So the person is both 'dead' in this timeline and 'alive' in another timeline.

Several characters in the show 'die' but they come back, changed, psychologically. So there are multiple deaths, but no one dies absolutely. In a multiverse, you could 'die' countless times in different timelines, but you would also always be 'alive' in another timeline in another dimension of the Multiverse. This is akin to the Buddhist idea of multiple rebirths.

I'm watching Star Trek: Discovery and the way the series plays with time travel through the Multiverse. The Buddhist concept of Karma and Rebirth only makes sense in a Multiverse. The good or evil you do in the present timeline could affect the lives you lead in other timelines in other dimensions of the Multiverse.

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to me it's about about meditating what the mind is trying to figure out, which in turn makes the mind stop figuring stuff out, which pacifies the mind, which will eventually lead to enlightenment.

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@Matt_Noyes @GuerillaOntologist is a multi-stakeholder producer-buyer-worker cooperative where the workers are members.The "buyers" are not end-consumers but mostly institutions like schools and hospitals, and some retail stores.

@scribe Digital postcards. A quaint idea. There should be a way to send a ‘guest post’ to social media that you don’t have an account for.

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