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  1. The Complete System

    yes. meaning it was a faulty framework to begin with
  2. The Complete System

    This idea that different methods correspond to different levels of achievement has a long history and is very boringly summed up here. This idea of different methods is a wrong one. There is only one true method leading to all achievements from the lowest to the highest. The rest are wrong methods. Ma-dan on the true method:
  3. The Complete System

    Yes there is a lot to say about that The major figure associated with the Zhongzong ~* (Centrallineage) is Li Daochun *i!*,~ (ft. 1288-1290). Li Daochun and several important Daoists active in the Jiangsu and Jiangxi regions between the end of the 13th century and the early 14th century promoted the harmonization of the Northern, Southern and Buddhist schools of thought. During the 18th century, Daoist ritualists of the Wu-Liu ffi~tl school returned to Li's teachings, giving it this retrospective appellation.
  4. The Complete System

    may be they should not be like that
  5. Living in perpetual hell due premature awakening

    yes. fasting
  6. Hi! Greetings from China

  7. Are Zeno's paradoxes solved by modern science?

    It is the same. I used nothingness to keep with the current terminology of the current academia. The alternative term is 'the void' this modern scholarly nonsense made me laugh https://www.iep.utm.edu/zeno-par/#SSH3biv the author, some nobody prof of philosophy used the word 'mistake' 22 and 'absurd' 10 times in regard to the great Zeno. Here is what a real philosopher thinks of Zeno
  8. Are Zeno's paradoxes solved by modern science?

    It was his intent, albeit misunderstood by all except myself. It is a complicated matter due to Parmenides himself being misunderstood according to
  9. Are Zeno's paradoxes solved by modern science?

    Good questions. Yes there is something special about the paradox besides it being harder to understand. A parable was simply the way they presented their arguments back then, the arguments which added to the general knowledge But a paradox format of a parable was used to mark the end of all possible knowledge. Paradox means that we do not know and will never ever know. With his 'paradoxes' Zeno did 3 things: 1. Demonstrated that the very fabric of our world consists of nothingness. 2. Marked the end of all knowledge on that particular issue 3. Refuted Parmenides' argument against nothingness. (Refuting the atomists too.) Zeno's paradoxes, when rephrased, are very simple and very irrefutable: Splitting a unit of space or a unit of matter into progressively smaller bits will eventually end in bits that are ungraspable to our senses or to our measuring tools, i.e this process will end in nothingness. Which in turn means that the spacematter consists of nothingness. Also, it means that the spacematter is fundamentally unknowable. That's all there is to it. Simple, no?
  10. Are Zeno's paradoxes solved by modern science?

    thats not the point. The point is that you claim that zenon was stupider than you for not understanding limits and zeroes that you understand.
  11. Are Zeno's paradoxes solved by modern science?

    ahh, the 'silly ancient people' theory
  12. Are Zeno's paradoxes solved by modern science?

    if you know all that then you just started the discussion in order to show off your knowledge. Which is ok, please proceed
  13. Are Zeno's paradoxes solved by modern science?

    err, u all just admitted that you dont even know why paradoxes were created or what they even mean. Is not that a reason to suspect that y'all do not comprehend them?
  14. Are Zeno's paradoxes solved by modern science?

    Zeno's paradoxes are a set of philosophical problems generally thought to have been devised by Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (c. 490–430 BC) to support Parmenides' doctrine that contrary to the evidence of one's senses, the belief in plurality and change is mistaken, and in particular that motion is nothing but an illusion. It is usually assumed, based on Plato's Parmenides (128a–d), that Zeno took on the project of creating these paradoxes because other philosophers had created paradoxes against Parmenides' view. Thus Plato has Zeno say the purpose of the paradoxes "is to show that their hypothesis that existences are many, if properly followed up, leads to still more absurd results than the hypothesis that they are one."[1] Plato has Socrates claim that Zeno and Parmenides were essentially arguing exactly the same point.[2]