We think that down here Particles bubble into existance and then spontaneously disappear

pretty amazing how the science at the smallest measurable levels seems to be in agreement with what the Buddha taught 2600 years ago.



This thread explores the relationship between the two.

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@_Barry will have to read that in depth at a later date when I have more time, looks like the discussion goes very deep.

I am really fascinated by how the size of life dramatically changes the thickness of the air. This fairyfly evolved so its wings were more like giant hands with lots of long fingers so it could practically ‘swim’ through the air:

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Your thoughts remind me of one of my favorite movies I saw growing up, "The Incredible Shrinking Man" and how he ends up realizing what existence is all about. Pretty far fetched for the '50s but I remember reading that Spielberg also mentioned the movie as “influential.” I think the science fiction of the 40s-50s-60s really explored many of the themes and ideas that we wrestle with today. You have any favorites?

Arrival- with Amy Adams
The Matrix
Eternal sunshine for the Spotless Mind
Casino Royal
Atomic Blond
Rogue One - star wars

Those are a few that come to mind, but the actual list is much longer. If you have not watched the first 3 in the list, would highly recommend them.

How about you, what are your favorite movies? Never saw the Incredible Shrinking Man, I wonder if its on youtube for free.

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Click on the link. It’s free on the Internet Archive.

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Too many to mention but the top two are “High Noon” and “The Best Years of Our Lives.” I can’t imagine any other movies could surpass them in my eyes. Recently, I enjoyed “The Raid” an Indonesian martial arts movie and the sequel. I liked the old Star Trek movies 2 (Khan) and 4 (Whales) and the first movie in the recent reboot with Chris Pine.

On your list my picks would be Atomic Blonde, Casino Royale (the latest one) Rogue One and the Matrix. Then, there’s the original King Kong and Princess Bride. Why not? Animation? Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana and Up. This stops here.

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Thought this added to the mix:

Modern Science & Buddhism D2S2

Was very well directed. And the special effects seemed way ahead of its time.

I liked the quote at the end about things being infinitely big or small and kind of being one in the same. Still trying to wrap my mind around that one fully.

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Will try to find them at my library. I have heard the name High Noon before, but never watched.

No doubt, A+++ accross the board :slightly_smiling_face:

Forgot about how good Kubo was. Very original, unique, and beautiful artwork.

The monk quotes a master saying “this is so obvious that you will not believe it this is so simple that you will not understand.”

do you know the full quote of that? and who it was that said it?

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Not sure, but often heard quoted.

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have you seen Tron Legacy?

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Nope, but it’s likely an older quote than that movie.

Its not quoted in that movie.

Check it out when you get a chance, highly recomend it, I think one of Disneys best masterpieces, if not the best. :wink:

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I saw the original in the theaters. Ok. I did see the second too, I remember, but it was a while ago. I like Jeff Bridges, a good Buddhist.

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aggreed, there are some major similarities between entering cyberspace and lucid dreaming

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I have an Oculus Quest 1, ancient tech I know, but the programs are up to date and there is a lot that I hope will eventually bleed over into the dreaming state.

I have never used the VR technology. :upside_down_face: