Chapter 9, Buddha Science, Conclusion
edited Dec 3, 2023
Chapter 9a, Conclusion, Say again?
¶a2 “… The best we have is concepts. The “real” problem is that we get so enamored of our concepts that we begin to believe they are reality. …”
I say it differently: Getting lost within one’s mindscape.
¶a3 “… to refresh your memory, these Buddha Science observations are interconnection, karma, impermanence, and illusion.
As we have seen, the idea of interconnection is simply that everything is connected to everything else. …”
¶a5 “… Complexity studies involve the idea of emergence, whereby new properties emerge from the complex interaction of many simple processes. …”
This is why taking the time to learn about Evolution is so important, because its insights have direct relevance to your self and how you get along with your self, your body. That is your internal dialogue, and dealing with your world?
¶a5 “… Biology tells us that we are collection of part from all over the universe, and that our bodies are the result of eons of evolutionary development. Consciousness itself may be an emergent property resulting from the interconnection of the human (body-)brain, experience, and meant formation. …”
I’m uncomfortable with that wording.
Our Earth’s constituent atoms, and minerals that do come from all over the universe, but then we have some mind boggling mineral evolution, then biology and life, that’s all homegrown, here on Earth. That’s big, and we don’t know of anything in the universe that can hold a candle to this planet Earth.
When are we going to own that - and start feeling a little pride for being a self-aware (or not) inhabitant of this overwhelming Earth with its biosphere and hydrosphere and cryosphere of interwoven always evolving life?
¶a7 “Ecology shows us the complex interconnections of organisms with their environment. Not only is the organism dependent on the conditions of the environment, but the condition of the environment itself is inextricably connected to and dependent upon the organism that exist within it. And these system are also dependent on their past, including all the evolutionary changes and interconnections that occurred to give them their current configurations of entices and functions. …”
Nicely said, worth repeating.