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Ten Questions on Causation for Reflection and Meditation to support Wise Action

We often live in the spell of cause and effect as if the cause had an independent existence not related to anything else.

Let us explore our typical ways of viewing in cause-and-effect terms to reveal the limits of any view. Dogma consists of grasping onto a view, making it a fixation in the mind, without realising the limits of the view. Continue reading 



Do I Create My Own Suffering? Does Another Create My Suffering? Or between us, we create suffering? Or is it Chance, Fate or Destiny?

The Buddha expressed a profound concern on our holding to personal views about the causes of suffering. If we do, we can blame ourselves, blame others, both ourselves and others or believe in circumstances we cannot prove.

I would advise every person looking into suffering to read and re-read the following words of the Buddha until deeply understood. In the bamboo grove in the Squirrel Sanctuary, Raghir in Bihar, India, the Buddha had  an inquiry with an austere yogi from another sect: Continue reading 



Genetics, Neuroscience, Social Darwinism and the Limits

THE GREEK GODS ARE DEAD.  GOD IS DEAD.

SOCIAL DARWINISM IS DEAD.

NOW IT IS GENETICS AND NEUROSCIENCE.

ARE WE BEING BRAINWASHED AGAIN?

Headings :

 The Greek Gods and God have sunk into the black hole

‘A Recurring Struggle for Existence’

The Dark Shadow of Social Darwinism

The Rise of Genetics and Neuroscience

Bad Science

The Brain Cannot See Itself just as our Eye cannot see itself

Are Certain Geneticists on the Downward Slope to making GM babies?      Continue reading 




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