Re: [U-Zendo] Wired Buddhism
- Richard Horvitz wrote:
>On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, Weasel Tracks wrote:Actually , there are "non-materialist" scientists. So the problem
>>It has always seemed to me that Buddhism is a religion which has
>>nothing to fear from science. Nor the other way around.
>> ---Weasel Tracks
>As a practical matter this is true. But both sides (buddhists and
>scientific materialists) make some kind of claim of truth, and both sides
>claim to give an understanding of our experience in this world.
isn't buddhism vs. science, but rather, a process vs. an object
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Weasel Tracks <weaseltrax@...> wrote:
At 11:39 AM -0800 06/01/30, Lou Anne Jaeger wrote:
>Or when you realize that following the Greatful Dead from concert to
>concert really isn't such a fulfilling way to spend one's life?
I'll keep following the group until Jerry dies or something.
- At 5:25 PM -0500 06/01/31, Richard Horvitz wrote:
>I think that asZazen is not only changing a mental state, incidently changing brain
>neuroscience makes more progress the issues will become ... more
>interesting. There is already some knowledge of brain chances that occur
>due to meditation. It seems plausible that scientists might discover how
>to cause these changes through some technique such as "transcranial
>magnetic stimulation" (where parts of the brain can be activated using a
>tightly focussed strong magnetic field). It is possible that such a
>technique might have exactly the same effect as years of zazen, but in a
>fraction of the time. My guess is that most people here would reject such
>a method due to its materialistic underpinnings. Am I wrong?
structure, but undoing karma. Can a magnetic field change your
attitudes and understandings, developed over a lifetime of
misperception? I think the only shortcut is traditional Buddhist
But the only real test of whether such a thing has value with regard
to Zen, is to try it and see. We did exactly this with LSD, did we