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Living in the World with Dhamma By Ajahn Chah -- DharmaNet International
From Getting to Know Buddhism (Bangkok: Buddhadhamma Foundation, 1994) At one time, as the Buddha was expounding the Dhamma, he turned to this monk and asked, "Sariputta, do you believe this?" Venerable Sariputta replied, "No, I don't yet believe it." The Buddha praised his answer. "That's very good, Sariputta, you are one who us endowed with wisdom. One who is wise doesn't readily believe, he listens with an open mind and then weighs up the truth of that matter before believing or disbelieving." Source not given, may be, Pubbakotthaka Sutta: Eastern Gatehouse
buddhism  Ajahn-Chah  DharmaNet  dhamma  quote  Sariputta 
july 2015 by pierredv
Science through Buddhist Eyes - The New Atlantis
Consciously and unconsciously, a new, modernized Buddhism began to take shape, one adapted to and by Western ways of thought. A trend called “Buddhist modernism” arose, aimed at reinterpreting Buddhism as a system of thought rather than a religion. Early leaders of this movement embraced mainly those elements of Buddhism that seemed to address the Western problems they were after, while rejecting elements that could not be made consonant with cherished notions like individualism and progressivism. But while some of the aims, methods, and attitudes of Buddhism and modern science may appear similar, at the most fundamental level they are quite different. A Buddhist meditation teaching goes: “small doubt, small awakening; big doubt, big awakening; no doubt, no awakening.” Buddhism is meant eventually to dismantle itself. So we might better advance the discussion not by highlighting where Buddhism and science see eye-to-eye, but precisely where they do not, perhaps forcing each to c
buddhism  christianity  religion  meditation  quote  ex  New  Atlantis 
november 2013 by pierredv
City vs country: The concrete jungle is greener - environment - 08 November 2010 - New Scientist
from "2003 UN report": "the only realistic poverty reduction strategy is to get as many people as possible to move to the city".
urbanism  conservation  NewScientist  quote 
november 2010 by pierredv
Scorched earth: Wildfires will change the way we live - opinion - 07 October 2009 - New Scientist
"Fires around the world remind us how impotent we are in the face of natural disaster – and go hand-in-glove with climate change, says David Bowman" " fire can be thought of as an emergent property of vegetation in the same way that vegetation can be thought of as an emergent property of climates"
environment  fire  quote  NewScientist 
august 2010 by pierredv

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