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Manapa Bhojanadhikari for Metta
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buddhists can be anything although a master wouldn’t necesarily work in the conventional sense but the degree could be before their zen training

P'ang
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In Zen, we say that everyone has 2 kinds of work — inside work and outside work. Each person’s outside work is different. Some people are psychiatrists, others are physicists, psychics, psychologists, or physicians. But each person has the same inside work — to perceive our true self and ease the suffering of all beings. So there is no contradiction between being a quantum physicist and a Zen master. As long as the outside job doesn’t produce suffering for others, a Zen master (or Zen student) can work at any kind of job. One of the Zen masters in my… Read more »

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Zen as I know it uses alot of paradox & unanswerable puzzles in order to demonstrate elements of the mind beyond knowing & reason. So contradiction is the name of the game. Quantum physics in recent years has begun to develop as a science and help to explain to the logical mind many Zen concepts. For instance quantum physics has discovered that the smallest particle known in existence, the Quark has actually been observed to blink in and out of existence. Their theory is that it blinks out of this dimension and appears in another but this is just a… Read more »

vimesfan01
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Don’t see how. In fact, i would think they would compliment one another quite nicely.

satinguo
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satinguo

thats interesting my physics knowledge all comes from Star Trek so could you explain yourself more?