Apr 122014
 

Question by Erik T: Do you think Science can fit in with some of the ideas of Buddhism?
Before you get all uncomfortable about this hear me out. In physics you have Causality or cause and effect. basically every cause should have an effect and it’s huge in not just physics but in logic, statistics, natural science, and computer science. In buddhism you have karma which is basically cause and effect and it is also big in hindu and other eastern religions.

In Buddhism, hinduism and taoism there’s ideas of Pantheism which means we all are one with the universe and nature and we all are basically growing or expanding at the same time. the theory of relativity say the universe is constantly expanding and the big bang theory is just rewinding that expansion to one, singular big bang.. Hence we are all one from this big bang.. Theres even enlightenment in Buddhism which just seems like mental evolution and many Buddhists believe in evolution because their religion doesn’t contradict it. Does the eastern religions seem to make more sense from a science perspective? Obviously I don’t believe everything about religions and cultures but it really seems like the eastern religions such as Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism are some what logical. would love to know what you think about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantheism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_and_buddhism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causality_(physics)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_Theory

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Answer by Human
It can obviously agree on some points that have nothing to do at all with spirituality. Whether you want to use reality to justify your beliefs is fine, but the world is the way it is whether we like it or not.

The cyclic cycle model of the universe is incorrect,[1] so I don’t understand how their belief that everything is a cycle will fit into reality.

[1]

http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_shape.html

http://www.everyjoe.com/articles/how-do-we-know-the-universe-is-flat-191/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_fate_of_the_universe

Although they were going about it the wrong way, they were genuinely trying to see patterns and find out why things were the way they were. This is what separates them from the western “philosophies” that were created to control populations.

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Oct 102013
 

Question by J9900: In Buddhism, how do you see emptiness in all phenomena?
According to Zen Master Linji, “Right view is to see in a penetrating way the mark of emptiness of all phenomena.” How do you do this?

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Answer by roadside confessions
http://www.gotquestions.org/buddhism.html

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May 162012
 

Question by : Mahayana buddhism and tehh quantum mechanics?
I’m not a buddhist but as far as I know, the only religion that includes high level physics in their doctrine is buddhism (specifically mahayana buddhism).

Of course it doesn’t actually explain it like physics does and it’s much less specific than Q physics, but both mahayana buddhism and quantum physics seem to be just two sides of the same coin. They both try to figure out the nature of reality, but they just use different methods. Quantum physics does it by studying the behavior of the smallest particles, and buddhism does it by exploring human consciousness through deep meditation.

So the question is, do any buddhists here know more about buddhist concepts that have been proven correct with quantum physics?

I know that buddhism talks about how ‘the world is mostly empty space’ (an atom is 99.99999…% empty space), ‘everything is mirrored’ (quantum entanglement) and ‘there are parallels of material reality’ (wave-particle duality).

I’m pretty sure there’s a bunch of other concepts too, just post them here if you know (I can’t seem to find anything good with google, maybe I’m just not using the right key words when I search, I dunno).

I’m not going to become a buddhist because I don’t like the idea of a religion telling me how to live my life, but it’s just mind-blowing to know that the buddha figured all this out thousands of years before we knew about particles, let alone quantum physics.

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Answer by Marble Emperor
Mahāyāna is one of the two main existing branches of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice. Mahāyāna Buddhism originated in India.

The Mahāyāna tradition is the larger of the two major traditions of Buddhism existing today, the other being that of the Theravāda school. According to the teachings of Mahāyāna traditions, “Mahāyāna” also refers to the path of seeking complete enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings, also called “Bodhisattvayāna”, or the “Bodhisattva Vehicle.”

In the course of its history, Mahāyāna Buddhism spread from India to various other Asian countries such as China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Mongolia. Major traditions of Mahāyāna Buddhism today include Zen/Chán, Pure Land, Tiantai, and Nichiren, as well as the Esoteric Buddhist traditions of Shingon, Tendai and Tibetan Buddhism.

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Aug 092011
 

Question by David T: What is the difference between Atheism and Buddhism?
I guess Atheists can be in harmony with Buddhism.
Can Atheists be the transitional stage between Religious (like Christianity) and Buddhism which provides guidance and structure?
Don’t confuse with Buddhist philosophy and literature where you talk about floating elephants in dreams etc. Buddhism is much bigger than that.

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Answer by Maria Tortilla
I DON’T KNOW MR. SMARTY PANTS.

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