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    Most of our technology (as a species) has been developed fairly recently.

    We haven't had time to genetically and instinctually adapt to it yet.

    I think nano-tech will help with this, so we shouldn't have to wait long before there are some better solutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Most of our technology (as a species) has been developed fairly recently.

    We haven't had time to genetically and instinctually adapt to it yet.

    I think nano-tech will help with this, so we shouldn't have to wait long before there are some better solutions.
    Really, the entirety of human conflict at its core is the struggle between our twin drives for individual survival/reproduction and sociability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Really, the entirety of human conflict at its core is the struggle between our twin drives for individual survival/reproduction and sociability.
    Absolutely.

    We only win the game when we learn to think of ourselves as nothing, and give everything we have to the world, our spouse, our friends, and family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Absolutely.

    We only win the game when we learn to think of ourselves as nothing, and give everything we have to the world, our spouse, our friends, and family.
    Thus the cycle of samsara is broken and nirvana is attained.

    That's the nice thing about Eastern religion - it concerns itself with humans more than the supernatural.

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    Its all the same baby.

    (It being us and the supernatural)

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    I don't think someone could reach nirvana and not believe in something supernatural.

    (In my most humble of opinions) Via the process of reaching nirvana one finally sees the beauty of life, and a grand design (of some sort) will be discovered honestly for the first time.

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    Only when you can think of yourself as nothing, do you have the perspective to see everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I don't think someone could reach nirvana and not believe in something supernatural.

    (In my most humble of opinions) Via the process of reaching nirvana one finally sees the beauty of life, and a grand design (of some sort) will be discovered honestly for the first time.
    I know this is going way off topic.

    The way I see it, the existence of a grand design is an earthly desire in and of itself. One can only truly be awakened when there is an acceptance and reconciliation with the chaos of the universe.

    Gautama - "There is that dimension where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, nor dimension of neither perception nor non-perception; neither this world, nor the next world, nor sun, nor moon. And there, I say, there is neither coming, nor going, nor stasis; neither passing away nor arising: without stance, without foundation, without support [mental object]. This, just this, is the end of stress."

    It won't be so much that one "sees" the beauty of life; life will be beautiful. Likewise, not so much a grand design "seen", the universe will simply exist, as will the person.

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    Have you ever seen "What dreams may come"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Have you ever seen "What dreams may come"?
    Bits and pieces.

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