Originally posted by bsbray11
reply to post by ziggystrange
Wow, I'd love to get a layman's version of what exactly this "means" practically. But that would be really telling, wouldn't it?
One example would be somewhat relevant to the Zen comment in your signature.
A recent experiment proved a long standing Buddhist fact, was dogma.
A digital recording of The Heart Sutra was encoded using Nonlinear System Synthesis equations to derive a silent chord, which was then introduced into
the recording using "Sound Forge". 9 variations of the "Structured Silence" were encoded into 9 copies of the Heart Sutra.
The last three were programed to trigger a state the Buddhist call Samadhi.
The Abbot, "Jumpo" went into Samadhi upon hearing the 7th coded chant. Other monks ranged form the 6th to the 9th. According to Buddhism this is
impossible. Some of the implications are not of a positive nature. As in mind control.
From Wikipedia Link
n Buddhism, samadhi is traditionally developed by contemplating one of 40 different objects, such as mindfulness of breathing (anapanasati) and loving
Upon development of samadhi, one's mind becomes purified of defilements, calm, tranquil, and luminous. Once the meditator achieves a strong and
powerful concentration, his mind is ready to penetrate and see into the ultimate nature of reality, eventually obtaining release from all
Table: Uses of samādhi
(based on AN IV.41)
four jhānas pleasant abiding
in this life
of light (āloka) knowing (ñāṇa) and
arising, passing, fading
of feelings (vedanā),
and thoughts (vitakkā) mindfulness (sati)
arising and fading of the
five aggregates of clinging
(pañc'upādāna-khandha) extinction (khaya)
of the taints (āsava)
In AN IV.41, the Buddha identifies four types of concentration development, each with a different goal:
1. a pleasant abiding in this current life - achieved through concentrative development of the four jhanas
2. knowledge and the divine eye - achieved by concentration on light
3. mindfulness and clear comprehension - achieved through concentrative mindfulness of the rise and fall of feelings, perceptions and
4. the destruction of the taints - achieved through concentrative mindfulness of the rise and fall of the Five Aggregates.
The Buddhist suttas mention that samadhi practitioners may develop supernormal powers (abhijna, cf. siddhis), and list several that the Buddha
developed, but warn that these should not be allowed to distract the practitioner from the larger goal of complete freedom from suffering.
Samadhi is also viewed as serving as the basis for increasing intelligence. According to B. Alan Wallace, Buddhist psychology suggests that
concentration may be a factor in the emergence of extraordinary intelligence.[6
Other experiments include changing molecular characteristics of matter in different states, remotely through quantum holograms.
It's nothing new, just never before published and accepted by the scientific community. Don't hold your breath for announcements. Now they have to
do a huge patent search to see what "Pseudo Scientists" have prior art, and many do. It will speed internet communication exponentially for one
thing, and allow for amazing lossless compression of music, images, and anything you want to store. It will do the same to storage media.
It's a huge development, but it will be put in layman's terms over the next 24 months.
I'm not sure if your question was "tongue in cheek" but I tried to give you the answer. The actual equations would not help here.
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