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Questions of Zen: Is there any scientific proof or evidence for Zen? Also was is the difference betw

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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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According to you, there is no "no-thing" only "some-thing"...

Therefore there is only everything...


But this directly contradicts Zen and NOT just because I said so. Nothingness is a concept in Zen so there can not be only "everything" , "no-thing" MUST exist for Zen to be true. So it's not just "MY understanding" it is the understand of all who practice Zen and understands the "nothingness".




posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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Emptiness means that things are empty of self nature. If you assert that there is such a thing as a cup, you are wrong because upon examination the cup is shown to not be made up of "cup particles" that have some kind of absolute existence, but rather the cup is shown to be a compounded entity that is all subject to change, death and decay. Therefore, its essential nature is emptiness, which means that there is nothing absolute called a cup. On the other hand if you assert the Nihilist view you are also wrong, because then you are acting as though the cup is not there even relatively speaking. Relatively speaking there is a conditioned thing called a cup, absolutely speaking its empty of self nature. If you assert emptiness as an absolute entity, you have fallen into Nihilism. Neither view, Nihilism nor Eternalism (Absolutism) are Buddhism or Zen. Hence, the Middle Way.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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All things are empty, or without inherent nature. Call this not-self or no-thing. Since every-thing is no-thing, nothing=everything. This nothingness that manifests as everything can be found in its full in any given thing. no-thing=every-thing=any-thing



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Peter Brown speaks about Buddhism:
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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Eckhart Tolle speaks about the Tao Te Ching;
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