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Theory of Everything

Post by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා on Sun May 06, 2018 11:28 am

Among the brilliant theorists cloistered in the quiet Woodside campus of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, Edward Witten stands out as a kind of high priest.

The sole physicist ever to win the Fields Medal, mathematics’ premier prize, Witten is also known for discovering M-theory, the leading candidate for a unified physical “theory of everything".

A genius’s genius, Witten is tall and rectangular, with hazy eyes and an air of being only one-quarter tuned in to reality until someone draws him back from more abstract thoughts.

During a visit this fall, I spotted Witten on the Institute’s central lawn and requested an interview; in his quick, alto voice, he said he couldn’t promise to be able to answer my questions but would try. Later, when I passed him on the stone paths, he often didn’t seem to see me.

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Post by Backstage on Tue May 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Thanks Kith. These guys are inching along towards the first scientist, Buddha.
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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 pm

Well, he should read thripitakaya to understand what Lord Buddha preached on duality(dwathawaya and thripariwattaya).
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Post by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා on Wed May 16, 2018 8:01 am

Can there be anything beyond the නිවන?

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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by slstock on Wed May 16, 2018 10:27 am

කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:Can there be anything beyond the නිවන?

Isn't nirvana essentially a state of mind? *

So what can happen to the mind ultimately ?  


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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Wed May 16, 2018 10:49 am

නිවන යනු නිවීමයි. සසර අවසනයි. නැවත ඉපදීමක් නැත. නිවී ගිය පහන් දැල්ල ගිය තැනක් නැත.
slstock wrote:
කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:Can there be anything beyond the නිවන?

Isn't nirvana essentially a state of mind? *

So what can happen to the mind ultimately ?  


Note:
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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by slstock on Wed May 16, 2018 11:03 am

Yes  it is understood Nirvana apparently leads to no rebirth and end of suffering.


Nirvana meaning from sanskrit ( from what I heard ) essentially means  "extinction and disappearance" of the individual from the universe.

But the question is , isn't attaining enlightenment a state of mind ?

Then what happens to the mind  ? ( am not talking about physical existence  which naturally will be none after nirvana)


Ethical Trader wrote:නිවන යනු නිවීමයි. සසර අවසනයි. නැවත ඉපදීමක් නැත. නිවී ගිය පහන් දැල්ල ගිය තැනක් නැත.
slstock wrote:
කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:Can there be anything beyond the නිවන?

Isn't nirvana essentially a state of mind? *

So what can happen to the mind ultimately ?  


Note:
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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Wed May 16, 2018 11:16 am

නිවනට පැමිණි පුද්ගලයාගේ සිත සියලු කෙලෙස් වලින් තොරය. නව කර්ම රැස් නොවේ. එහෙත් පැරණි කර්ම හේතු කොට ගෙන පිරිනිවන් පාන තුරැ යම් යම් දුශ්කරතා ඇති විය හැකිය. කරජ කය (සිරැර) පිරිනිවන් පානා තුරැ පැවතී පඨවී ආපෝ තේජෝ වායෝ යන පදාර්ත සමග එක් වෙයි. විඥානයට ආහාර සැපයීමක් නැති හෙයින් පිරිනිවනින් පසු විඥානයට පැවැත්මක් නැත. එහෙයින් නැවත ඉපදීමක්ද නැත. අරහතුන් වහන්සේලාගේ විඥානය විශ්ව ශක්තියට එක්වන බවක් අසා ඇතත් ඒ ගැන මගේ දැනීම අල්පය.

slstock wrote:Yes Nirvana apparently leads to no rebirth and end of suffering.


Nirvana meaning from sanskrit ( from what I heard ) essentially means
"extinction and disappearance" of the individual from the universal.

But the question is , isn't attaining enlightenment a state of mind.  
What happens to the mind  ( am not takling about physical existence  which naturally will be none after nirvana)




Ethical Trader wrote:නිවන යනු නිවීමයි. සසර අවසනයි. නැවත ඉපදීමක් නැත. නිවී ගිය පහන් දැල්ල ගිය තැනක් නැත.
slstock wrote:
කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:Can there be anything beyond the නිවන?

Isn't nirvana essentially a state of mind? *

So what can happen to the mind ultimately ?  


Note:
* well leads to end of suffering and rebirth .


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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා on Wed May 16, 2018 5:01 pm

" අරහතුන් වහන්සේලාගේ විඥානය විශ්ව ශක්තියට එක්වන බවක් අසා ඇතත් ඒ ගැන මගේ දැනීම අල්පය ".
So, there could be anything beyond the Nirvana.

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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by malanp on Wed May 16, 2018 7:11 pm

In universities, students are taught the subjects by lecturers who have completed the same degree before. students in the same batch can not teach fellow students, they are not qualified to do so..

so Nirvana should be preached by people who gone to Nirvana first.. No living being is qualified to talk about Nirvana..we all human beings are in the same batch..


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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by slstock on Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 am

Thanks for adding value.

I asked about what happens to the Mind after Nirvana, in response to Kithsiri's question what beyond Nivana!

Something we will not know if/until it happens.
If/when it happens, we don't talk about it or we are no more to talk about it.
Mysteries of life.



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slstock wrote:Yes Nirvana apparently leads to no rebirth and end of suffering.


Nirvana meaning from sanskrit ( from what I heard ) essentially means
"extinction and disappearance" of the individual from the universal.

But the question is , isn't attaining enlightenment a state of mind.
What happens to the mind ( am not takling about physical existence which naturally will be none after nirvana)




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කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:Can there be anything beyond the නිවන?

Isn't nirvana essentially a state of mind? *

So what can happen to the mind ultimately ?


Note:
* well leads to end of suffering and rebirth .



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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Thu May 17, 2018 6:39 pm

Malnap, you are correct. We laymen can only repeat what we learnt. There may be areas where we never learn prior to attaining Nirwana.

SLS, as far as I have learnt, there are two parts within us, ie; our body(karaja Kaya) and the Mind (Mano Kaya or විඥානය). With the death, our body decays and the Mind or විඥානය continues the journey in the Samsara.

The Mind or විඥානය of those who attained Nibbana is unable to continue the journey after the death.
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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Tue May 22, 2018 6:22 pm

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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Tue May 22, 2018 9:21 pm

Listen at least to the first six minutes of the following video to understand what is Nibbana.



slstock wrote:Thanks for adding value.

I asked about what happens to the Mind after Nirvana, in response to  Kithsiri's question what beyond Nivana!

Something we will not know if/until it happens.
If/when it happens, we don't  talk about it or we are no more to talk about it.
Mysteries of life.



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slstock wrote:Yes Nirvana apparently leads to no rebirth and end of suffering.


Nirvana meaning from sanskrit ( from what I heard ) essentially means
"extinction and disappearance" of the individual from the universal.

But the question is , isn't attaining enlightenment a state of mind.  
What happens to the mind  ( am not takling about physical existence  which naturally will be none after nirvana)




Ethical Trader wrote:නිවන යනු නිවීමයි. සසර අවසනයි. නැවත ඉපදීමක් නැත. නිවී ගිය පහන් දැල්ල ගිය තැනක් නැත.
slstock wrote:

Isn't nirvana essentially a state of mind? *

So what can happen to the mind ultimately ?  


Note:
* well leads to end of suffering and rebirth .


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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Thu May 24, 2018 2:19 pm

The following video touches the modern concept of "Theory of Every Thing" and relates them to the Buddhist teachings. The priest appears to have good knowledge on modern science.

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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by malanp on Thu May 24, 2018 2:49 pm


If two things say the same thing, then leave one and accept only the other..Dont waste your time to follow both.

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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Thu May 24, 2018 5:22 pm

Thanks for the comment. What looks like similar from outer appearance may not be similar at all. Learning never ends because we are laymen.
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If two things say the same thing, then leave one and accept only the other..Dont waste your time to follow both.
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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by malanp on Fri May 25, 2018 8:00 am

If religion proves science is correct, then leave the religion and adopt science..

The difference is in science, you get what you see. in religion, you get what you dont see..

Ethical Trader wrote:Thanks for the comment. What looks like similar from outer appearance may not be similar at all. Learning never ends because we are laymen.
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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා on Fri May 25, 2018 10:30 am


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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Fri May 25, 2018 3:31 pm

Thanks Kith. ?Can you find the discussion on Kathikawatha also.
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Re: Theory of Everything

Post by Ethical Trader on Fri May 25, 2018 3:33 pm

Good point.
malanp wrote:If religion proves science is correct, then leave the religion and adopt science..

The difference is in science, you get what you see. in religion, you get what you dont see..

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