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What if universe is one massive simulation?


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#31    third_eye

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

diamond sutra : best read along the lines of discussion
http://www.diamond-sutra.com/

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:10 AM

View Postthird_eye, on 27 February 2013 - 11:13 PM, said:

diamond sutra : best read along the lines of discussion
http://www.diamond-sutra.com/

Diamond Sutra? Thanks! I wanted to read it sometime since many years ago!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

That'd be great, knowing that life itself isn't actually real and that it's a just a dream, so to speak.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

View PostSean93, on 28 February 2013 - 07:47 AM, said:

That'd be great, knowing that life itself isn't actually real and that it's a just a dream, so to speak.
Not sure how it would be any less real for those in the simulation. I mean what would change?


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

View PostRlyeh, on 28 February 2013 - 07:50 AM, said:

Not sure how it would be any less real for those in the simulation. I mean what would change?

Knowing that nothing really matters is enough for me; that everything that ever happened has no higher meaning.

Goodbye.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

If we are living in a simulated universe, then what could be considered a 'glitch'?

Anyway, I found a webpage http://www.simulation-argument.com/ (written by: Professor Nick Bostrom Oxford University) There is a pdf which talks about Living in a Simulated Universe: http://www.simulatio...m/barrowsim.pdf
I found it to be an interesting read and contributable to this thread.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

If this is one massive simulation and i find the god mode glitch first watch out! :lol:

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

I'm not sure that the Buddha's teaching about non-self and sensate existence being an illusion and the idea that the universe is a simulation are really the same thing.  At any rate, I doubt the Buddha had any sort of information processing in mind.

The Buddha teaches us something more basic, namely that what we think we perceive in the world around us is mostly illusion, with a little delusion slipping in.  An illusion is something that is not real but that has a real thing that generates it.  Thus we perceive that the sky is blue.  Now "blue" is entirely an invention of our minds -- there is no such thing in the external world.  There do exist, however, certain electromagnetic wavelengths which, when they impinge on our retinas, generate processes in us that end up with our perceiving blue.  This is the teaching that the world is an illusion, that what we perceive with our senses is invented by us and what is "really" out there is quite different.  I don't think there is anything particularly mystical or difficult about this, just that it is a brilliant insight.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

take all the hi tech mumbo jumbo and electricity out of the equation and you'll see that our 'reality' is nothing but our collective 'simulation'

we are programmed to 'function' compatibly within the backbone/main core of this 'created reality' generation by generation

some have greater influence or codes in this 'collectively simulated' reality but in the end, what we see around us is not what nature 'intended' however comfortable the space is within those familiar four walls,

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' ... life and death carry on as they always have ~ and always will, only the dreamer is gone ~ behind the flow of imagination, beyond any effort to be still
dancing in the ebb and flow of attention, more present than the breath, I find the origins of my illusions, only the dreamer is gone ~ the dream never ends
'

GIFTS WITH NO GIVER - a love affair with truth ~ Poems by Nirmala

third_eye ' s cavern ~ bring own beer





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