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Aussie Bob

Collinswood, Australia

#1 Sep 25, 2013
I am new to Buddhism and would very much like to learn more about Buddha and "the middle way".

Please, write to me in this thread if you are interested in a conversation about Buddhism, religion or geo-politics.

I am a chatty kathy...

^_•
Hello

Great Neck, NY

#2 Sep 25, 2013
Hi,

Here is an excellent place to start in your study of Buddhism:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/index.html

The basic core of Buddhism is understanding the primacy of TRUTH. This is expressed in the 4 Noble Truths algorithm, so pay very close attention to Buddha's words and the sequence.

If you have any questions feel free to ask on this forum and we will try our best to answer them.
Aussie Bob

Adelaide, Australia

#3 Oct 2, 2013
Hello wrote:
Hi,

Here is an excellent place to start in your study of Buddhism:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/index.html

The basic core of Buddhism is understanding the primacy of TRUTH. This is expressed in the 4 Noble Truths algorithm, so pay very close attention to Buddha's words and the sequence.

If you have any questions feel free to ask on this forum and we will try our best to answer them.
Thank you kindly Mr/Mrs Hello. I look forward to checking out your link and perhaps a discussion at a later date, schedules and time permitting.

Your helpful response is greatly appreciated my friend. Good day to you.
Hello

Great Neck, NY

#4 Oct 2, 2013
Aussie Bob wrote:
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Thank you kindly Mr/Mrs Hello. I look forward to checking out your link and perhaps a discussion at a later date, schedules and time permitting.
Your helpful response is greatly appreciated my friend. Good day to you.
No problem. Good luck in your search!
Hunk

United States

#5 Oct 5, 2013
Hello wrote:
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No problem. Good luck in your search!
did buddha knew binary language?
Hello

Great Neck, NY

#6 Oct 5, 2013
Hunk wrote:
<quoted text>did buddha knew binary language?
Buddha emphasized "0" or Shunyata in a big way. A correct understanding of 0 and infinity were very important in number theory generation which is why the foundation for number theory, the decimal system, came out of India.

Many of the analogies he gives required you to know mathematically how much a kalpa is, years of life in different heavens vs. human life years. He was a master of mind convergence--This is what the 4 Noble Truths is an algorithm for.

He also utilized Boolean logic in many of his teachings, also basic programming elements-- If this, than that..
He understood human programming based on the senses.
Hello

Great Neck, NY

#7 Oct 5, 2013
Also Bookean logic is quite simple, Buddha pioneered something called "fuzzy logic", which Boolean logic is a subset of and is more useful.

Buddha stated that something can be true and also not true to a certain extent.

Here is site that states Buddha actually inspired fuzzy logic, which is how humans actually think:

http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~nd/surprise_96/journ...

Buddha actually saves us through fuzzy logic pathways.
Hello

Great Neck, NY

#8 Oct 5, 2013
Whoops, here is essay on Buddha being the first user of fuzzy logic:

http://www.ukessays.com/essays/philosophy/the...

When we look at the history of Fuzzy Logic, we find that the first person for its development was Buddha. He lived in India in about 500 BC and founded a religion called Buddhism. His philosophy was based on the thought that the world is filled with contradictions, that almost everything contains some of its opposite, or in other words, that things can be A and not-A at the same time. Here we can see a clear connection between Buddha's philosophy and modern fuzzy logic.
Vinamese

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Oct 5, 2013
Aussie Bob wrote:
I am new to Buddhism and would very much like to learn more about Buddha and "the middle way".
Please, write to me in this thread if you are interested in a conversation about Buddhism, religion or geo-politics.
I am a chatty kathy...
^_•
This is the best teachings I have seen so far on You Tube, I'm a life long Buddhist but this teaching blow me away.
Aussie Bob

Adelaide, Australia

#10 Oct 5, 2013
Vinamese wrote:
<quoted text>This is the best teachings I have seen so far on You Tube, I'm a life long Buddhist but this teaching blow me away.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DPyKU7aOEyMXX
Thank you very much.

In my experience, Buddhists are exceptionally kind and helpful people. This is why Buddhism has such a good international reputation.
Vinamese

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Oct 6, 2013
Aussie Bob wrote:
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Thank you very much.
In my experience, Buddhists are exceptionally kind and helpful people. This is why Buddhism has such a good international reputation.
you're welcome
Hello

Great Neck, NY

#12 Oct 6, 2013
Vinamese wrote:
<quoted text>This is the best teachings I have seen so far on You Tube, I'm a life long Buddhist but this teaching blow me away.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DPyKU7aOEyMXX
Nice video. Good overview and introduction.
Hello

Great Neck, NY

#13 Oct 6, 2013
Aussie Bob wrote:
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Thank you very much.
In my experience, Buddhists are exceptionally kind and helpful people. This is why Buddhism has such a good international reputation.
Another forum you can join is Dhammawheel. Excellent forum with some real live ordained monks that give some good guidance with scriptures. The laity on the forum too are quite knowledgeable. In Buddhism, you have to discuss and debate any questions you might have and as you slowly practice you gain a more correct understanding giving you more stability and greater power to meditate.

http://dhammawheel.com
Vinamese

Las Vegas, NV

#14 Oct 7, 2013
Hello wrote:
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Another forum you can join is Dhammawheel. Excellent forum with some real live ordained monks that give some good guidance with scriptures. The laity on the forum too are quite knowledgeable. In Buddhism, you have to discuss and debate any questions you might have and as you slowly practice you gain a more correct understanding giving you more stability and greater power to meditate.
http://dhammawheel.com
Thanks
Hunk

United States

#15 Oct 10, 2013
did buddha knew hip hop?
Hello

Springfield, NJ

#16 Oct 10, 2013
Hunk wrote:
did buddha knew hip hop?
He knows the causes and conditions that would result in musical themes related to the genre of hip hop vs. say classical. Indian vs. western musical ideas, etc.

Much of Buddhas verses are called "Gathas", which means music and song. His verses are meant to be sung with a particular rhythm.

Buddha is getting you in tune with the universe--he teaches harmony...evil makes you out of tune...a creator of noise and disharmony.
Hello

Springfield, NJ

#17 Oct 10, 2013
He also advises a musician on meditation through the parable of tuning an instrument to Sona:

"Sona, you were a musician and you used to play the lute. Tell me, Sona, did you produce good music when the lute string was well tuned, neither too tight nor too loose?"

"I was able to produce good music, Lord," replied Sona.

"What happened when the strings were too tightly wound up?"

"I could not produce any music, Lord," said Sona.

"What happened when the strings were too slack?"

"I could not produce any music at all, Lord," replied Sona

"Sona, do you now see why you did not experience the happiness of renouncing worldly craving? You have been straining too hard in your meditation. Do it in a relaxed way, but without being slack. Try it again and you will experience the good result."
Hello

Springfield, NJ

#18 Oct 10, 2013
So Buddha can have an entire teaching with Boolean logic then compose a poem/sing summarizing the logic making it stick in your mind.
Hello

Springfield, NJ

#19 Oct 10, 2013
Here is an example of a Gatha or poetic verse set to rhythm:

Through the round of many births I roamed
without reward,
without rest,
seeking the house-builder.
Painful is birth
again & again.
House-builder, you’re seen!
You will not build a house again.
All your rafters broken,
the ridge pole destroyed,
gone to the Unformed, the mind
has come to the end of craving.[1]
Aussie Bob

North Adelaide, Australia

#20 Oct 12, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>Another forum you can join is Dhammawheel. Excellent forum with some real live ordained monks that give some good guidance with scriptures. The laity on the forum too are quite knowledgeable. In Buddhism, you have to discuss and debate any questions you might have and as you slowly practice you gain a more correct understanding giving you more stability and greater power to meditate.

http://dhammawheel.com
Intriguing...

I will check it out.
So much to learn.

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