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Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Simulation hypothesis
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Simulation hypothesis

Expanded argument : at least one of the following propositions is true: 1. the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; 2. any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations ...
by DNS
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Simulation hypothesis
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Simulation hypothesis

I think this could be compatible with some Mahayana and some other older, early schools of buddhism. I believe there were some called "mind only" and believed there was nothing real, all is just illusion. This simulation hypothesis could be an extension or evolved form of those older buddhist tradit...
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: How an alien encounter would actually play out
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: How an alien encounter would actually play out

However, this would only be the case in a pre-agrarian society, correct? I think if an alien encounter happened now in first world nations, they would probably figure out they were some advanced alien society, i.e., not gods.
by DNS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: No Mind ~ Swami Sarvapriyananda
Replies: 0
Views: 42

No Mind ~ Swami Sarvapriyananda

by DNS
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: Welcome to this new sub-forum!
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Welcome to this new sub-forum!

Per Dharmasherab's suggestion here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1541

This forum is for the discussion of Buddhism, any tradition to compare, contrast, etc.
by DNS
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: General Buddhist forum for all forms of Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: General Buddhist forum for all forms of Buddhism

Sure I could set something like that up later. It would be a 'General Buddhism' sub-forum here where all Buddhist traditions could be discussed and compared and contrasted. However, I doubt it will do anything to spur traffic here and get much interest. At this point, all the Mahayanists appear to b...
by DNS
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: vegan documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: vegan documentaries

Dominion

by DNS
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: vegan documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: vegan documentaries

Vegan 2018

by DNS
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: vegan documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: vegan documentaries

Vegan 2017

by DNS
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: vegan documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: vegan documentaries

Vegan 2016

by DNS
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: vegan documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: vegan documentaries

Vegan 2015 documentary

by DNS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: vegan documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: vegan documentaries

by DNS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: vegan documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 106

vegan documentaries

Veganism / vegetarianism has been picking up in popularity in recent years, progressing very fast (see other thread on Beyond meat). https://dharmapaths.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1476 Some of this is for ethical reasons, some for nutritional reasons, and perhaps more so recently due to all the enviro...
by DNS
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Beyond Meat

KFC is trying out some vegan style chicken recipes (all vegan, no meat). They tested it out in Atlanta yesterday. Sold out in 5 hours! https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/27/kfc-beyond-fried-chicken-popular/ It's amazing how fast the culture is moving on this. Could it be, that we'll see a mostly veget...
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Radhanath Swami on Impact Theory
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Radhanath Swami on Impact Theory



American born Hindu Swami on self and true self. There are some similarities to Buddhist anatman/anatta in his talk.
by DNS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 14
Views: 2859

Re: the great vegetarian debate



see around 23:00 mark
by DNS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 14
Views: 2859

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Another report from the UN on how a vegetarian/vegan diet would help with climate crisis / the environment.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02409-7
by DNS
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Life, Death and Rebirth
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Life, Death and Rebirth

In spite of being a controversial religious concept, it is a fairly common belief in major religions and philosophies throughout history. Here are just some of the religious traditions which accept reincarnation or rebirth, listed from oldest to newest (traditions): Upanishads (Brahmanism - precurso...
by DNS
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Life, Death and Rebirth
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Life, Death and Rebirth

Good find, good quotes from Kabbalah tradition.