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This is a big misunderstanding and this is probably one of the examples where a Pali-English translation give us a completely different understanding as you cannot take it word for word or literal meaning. Genetics define your look, personality etc. However, a person being born as a child with certain genetic combination is a result of the person's karma. ...


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That translation you quote is not very clear. What it actually says is, animals are classified by their inborn characteristics, what modern science calls "phenotype". While humans are not classified like this - their iherited qualities such as hair color, eye color etc. are not useful for separating humans into classes. Instead, humans are classified by ...


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MN 98 is about "jati" or "social identity". The Buddha says physical birth or "ancestry" is unrelated to jati; that the jatis are verbal designations assigned due to kamma (actions). For example, Michael Jordan's great great grandparents were probably slaves. Where as Michael Jordan was a sporting superstar & billionaire. Jordan was born at Cumberland ...


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The sutta should not be read literally. Buddha describes what he believes makes actual significant difference between people, by starting off exemplifying things that are not significant differences. Among these nonsignificant properties are the physical properties we today understand thanks to genetics. In the sutta he also goes into detail what he ...


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Laziness often is due to a lack of desire or motivation. This is due to ignorance, i.e., not knowing what is necessarily for oneself. Enlightened people have zero laziness because their body & mind is without mental pollution & blockages thus their energy flows optimally & freely.


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Physical theories would be classified under "name and form" in dependent origination: MN9:52-54.7: Feeling, perception, intention, contact, and attention—this is called name. The four primary elements, and form derived from the four primary elements—this is called form. The notion of chance and probability is also discussed in DN1, which describes ...


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Rovelli's relational interpretation and Nagarjuna (really the Buddha's anatta doctorine) agree, in that both deny the usefulness of observer independent states of systems. Huike said to Bodhidharma, "My mind is anxious. Please pacify it." Bodhidharma replied, "Bring me your mind, and I will pacify it." Huike said, "Although I've sought it, I cannot ...


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Dependent origination is about how sorrow & grief arise. It is not related to physics.


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