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"Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it � or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings�that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide." ~ Gautama Buddha (attributed)

Is there an objective reality? ( 5 replies )
or is it all the result of being observed? Does our collective subjective perspective define the limit of reality or does it extend beyond the limits of our perception? is the universe just a set of instructions for what to do when something looks at it? or, to put it simply. If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?...Click Here | By p0ss
Is there a collective unconcious? ( 1 replies )
a link between all humans that we are not conciously aware of, wether it be inhereted instincts or a psycic link, are our minds all connected?...Click Here | By p0ss
Are we being watched?(Mothman, aliens, angels,etc) ( 5 replies )
Ever since I was young, I always believed that the universe (read: MY universe) was being watched by beings who either created it, or were designed by the entities that created it to watch over their creations. As a child, I grew up christian (no particular sect though, my family moved alot) and the people I grew up with called these watchers angels or saints of God. These were created to protect and bring balance to the lives of mortal beings like us. I also had a long period of...Click Here | By Tom
Fasting ( 29 replies )
I'm not entirely sure this is the correct community to post this in but I'm an atheist so I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna post this is any of the religious ones. . I'm considering fasting soon, mostly for the experience and partly to break a few of my addictions (caffiene primarily). So I'm mostly asking for other people's advice and experiences while fasting.. Thanks in advance!...Click Here | By Chadrack
Lookism? ( 15 replies )
Lookism - discrimination against or prejudice towards others based on their appearance (check out: lookism.info). Probably sexual selection is its scientific explanation, but doesn't that smell like racism? its pretty widespread as well....Click Here | By Hammaad Alvi
Free Will ( 32 replies )
ok let me try to push the comm. up with an easy topic: Do we have free will? If our brain is wholly a chemical structure following physical laws.........Click Here | By Hammaad Alvi
Was Siddharta Buddha religious? ( 8 replies )
It is widely known that Siddharta was a Hindu, what we don't know (or atleast I don't) is whether or not he was actually religious. Did he believe in a personal God? And more importantly, was religion a driving force influencing Buddhism?...Click Here | By Admin Jawad


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