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Sains / Scientist Just Figured Out What Causes Near-death Experiences
« on: 28 August 2013, 12:15:35 AM »
Scientists Just Figured Out What Causes Near-death Experiences


Scientists from the University of Michigan recently completed a study into the phenomenon of near-death experiences. They found a surge of electricity in the brain immediately following clinical death. They took a look inside the dying process in a new way—they didn’t see god anywhere, though.

“A lot of people thought that the brain after clinical death was inactive or hypoactive, with less activity than the waking state, and we show that is definitely not the case,” says the study’s lead author,” Dr Jimo Borjigin. “If anything, it is much more active during the dying process than even the waking state.”

Borjigin and his team closely monitored nine rats as they were dying. They found a spike in “high-frequency brainwaves called gamma oscillations” in the 30 seconds immediately following death. Gamma oscillations are thought to correlate with consciousness in humans, as best as scientists can tell.

Borjigin’s team thinks the same process occurs in humans, and says that the increased electrical brain activity after death could explain the “heightened consciousness” that people talk about who have died clinically and come back from the void.

The scientists think the out-of- body sensations and feelings of life flashing before their eyes, lights, tunnels, all have to do with this electrical surge.

The question Bill “What Causes The Tides” O’Reilly would ask is, Who put the surge there?

My question: What does it look like when a rat’s life flashes before its eyes?

Politik, ekonomi, Sosial dan budaya Umum / Jose Mujica
« on: 22 April 2013, 06:54:16 AM »

Jose Mujica, President Of Uruguay, Donates 90 Percent Of Salary To Charity

November 16, 2012 13:50:25

Uruguay has an impressive GDP considering it’s the second- smallest nation in South America, but its president lives more like a pauper –- on purpose.

Jose Mujica, 77, was elected in 2009, but he has no interest in taking on the grand presidential lifestyle. According to the BBC, Mujica donates 90 percent of his salary to charity and lives in a farmhouse off a dirt road where he and his wife work the land themselves.

The austere leader earns $12,500 a month, but only keeps $1,250 for himself, he told the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, according to a translation by Univision.

“I do fine with that amount; I have to do fine because there are many Uruguayans who live with much less,” Mujica told the paper.

He focuses his giving on helping the poor and small entrepreneurs.

"This is a matter of freedom,” Mujica told the BBC. “If you don't have many possessions then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them, and therefore you have more time for yourself."

Mujica also seems intent on impressing his philanthropic ways on other world leaders.

While speaking at the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June, Mujica espoused his philosophy on poverty and consumption.

“If all I’m doing is working to buy things to get more If society of consumption is the energy of everything, where does this go?" he asked. “We need to start to fight for another kind of culture. ... Seneca said that ‘a poor person is not someone who doesn’t have very much, but the person who really is poor is the person that continues to need more and more and more and desires more and more."

Sains / Zoe, A Golden Zebra
« on: 19 April 2013, 06:56:45 PM »
Spoiler: ShowHide

Zoe is Oreo's filly, born 9-16-98 on the Island of Molokai before we could move Oreo to our sanctuary. She is extremely rare.

Her unusual color is due to her having " amelanosis". She is not an albino. She has striking gold stripes and blue eyes. In horses, there is a similar condition called "Lethal White Foal Syndrome" which is associated with the occurrence of other serious birth defects. Although this color variation occasionally occurs in wild herds, the animals would likely survive only a few days at best. This is probably because zebras use their stripes as camouflage to blend in with the rest of herd. This then allows the herd, to confuse predators with the changing patterns formed by the movement of a large group. Animals that stand out from the herd are easy targets for predators. In nature, having a color variation that makes you stand out is not a good thing!

There have been reports of at least two other "white" zebras in captivity. One in Germany about a hundred years ago and another at a zoo in Tokyo in the 1970's. At this time we know of only one other zebra like Zoe alive. If anyone has heard of other "white" zebras, we would be very interested in hearing about them.

Although Zoe may have health complications as she ages, for now we notice only poor night vision. Because we are concerned about other health problems she could have (for example, kidney problems), we feed her a low protein diet and monitor her for signs of sunburn or skin cancer. As with our other non-endangered animals, she will not be bred.

Zoe is especially happy now that she has a little sister (Tootsie) to play with. She is very energetic and would rather run with her younger sister then graze quietly. There have been some interesting social, "herd" interactions to watch now that there is a new baby. Zoe has been accustomed to being an "only child". After giving birth, her mother, Oreo, was very protective of the new baby and would no longer tolerate having Zoe nearby. Zoe was forced to watch from a distance, which was very stressful for her. If she came too close, her mother would chase her away, even biting or kicking at her. Zoe was very confused. Zoe now spends her nights in a separate bedroom paddock separated from Oreo and Tootsie's by only a wire fence. Since they are herd animals, it is important that they are able to maintain visual contact with the other members of their herd in order to stay calm.

After the other zebra baby was a week old Zoe was able to join them when they all are let out into the pasture for daytime grazing. Young zebra are highly social and the two babies play well together. Like a well mannered babysitter, Zoe turns and jogs away when her little sister gets too rough.

Sumber: www.threeringranch.org/animals/zoe.html

Studi Sutta/Sutra / DN16: Maha-parinibbana Sutta
« on: 15 April 2013, 10:20:04 AM »
14. "This great earth, Ananda, is established upon liquid, the liquid upon the atmosphere, and the atmosphere upon space. And when, Ananda, mighty atmospheric disturbances take place, the liquid is agitated. And with the agitation of the liquid, tremors of the earth arise. This is the first reason, the first cause for the arising of mighty earthquakes.

Salah satu dari 8 penyebab terjadinya gempa di dalam Maha-parinibbana Sutta. Sesuaikah penjelasan ini dengan ilmu pengetahuan? Mohon petunjuknya.

Politik, ekonomi, Sosial dan budaya Umum / Our Education System
« on: 31 March 2013, 08:11:28 AM »

Dari twitter. What do you think?

Tolong ! / [TOLONG!] Cara buat ingat hal yg sudah lupa?
« on: 26 November 2012, 12:58:38 AM »
Adakah cara mengingat kembali username/password yg sudah terlupakan? Soalnya saya dah lupa username/password saya di forum lain... Tolonggg!T.T

Pengalaman Pribadi / [share - help] Buddhist (KTP) >>> Buddhist
« on: 19 October 2012, 10:25:11 PM »
Waktu saya masih Buddhist KTP, saya tidak takut sehubungan dengan perbuatan yg saya lakukan. Sekarang sudah jadi Buddhist saya malah merasa tidak tenang. Muncul rasa takut karena teringat perbuatan buruk yg dulu pernah ataupun sering dilakukan. Mohon petunjuknya sehubungan dengan masalah ini, terima kasih.

Pengalaman Pribadi / (?) proses meditasi yg terjadi secara otomatis (?)
« on: 04 October 2012, 12:47:54 AM »
Tidak tahu juga mau posting ini dimana. tapi karena ini pengalaman pribadi jadi post disini saja... ;D

Ceritanya, beberapa minggu terakhir ini saya mulai membaca sutta2, jataka, dan RAPB yg saya pinjam dari seseorang. Ketika saya membaca, tentu muncul perasaan relijius, tetapi terkadang (kebanyakan) saya kurang mengerti inti dari yg ingin disampaikan. Lalu minggu demi minggu-pun berlalu. ;D

Suatu hari, di beberapa hari terakhir ini, ketika saya akan membaca sutta, saya mengembangkan konsentrasi sebelum membacanya, dengan tujuan agar dapat mengerti sutta yg akan saya baca. Ketika sampai dimana Sang Buddha mengulang kalimat demi kalimatnya, tiba2 konsentrasi saya berkembang. Perlahan2 konsentrasi saya menjauh dari isi sutta, dan terpusat pada pernapasan! Saya-pun berhenti membaca dan melanjutkan meditasi yg terjadi secara otomatis barusan... ;D hmm...

Esoknya, saya bermaksud menyambung sutta yg belum selesai saya baca kemarin. Dengan cara yg seperti sebelumnya, saya mulai membaca. Tak berapa lama, hal yg sama-pun terjadi, lagi. Konsentrasi saya malah terpusat pada pernapasan. ;D hmm...

Semenjak hari2 itu, konsentrasi saya menjadi lebih mudah di kendalikan dan di pusatkan ke pernapasan meskipun kondisinya kurang mendukung untuk meditasi. ;D

Bagaimana menurut pendapat rekan2? Apakah dengan di dasarkan oleh sesuatu, sesuatu dapat terjadi/terwujud seperti yg kita kehendaki? Apakah rekan2 pernah mencoba atau mengalaminya? Mohon di-share pendapatnya! Terima kasih. ;D


Jurnal Pribadi / A Journal written by Sunyata
« on: 11 August 2011, 12:21:53 AM »
Memulai jurnal pribadi ini, saya hanya ingin mengatakan bahwa tujuan dari dibuatnya jurnal ini adalah agar saya tidak melupakan sesuatu yang penting dalam kehidupan saya serta berusaha untuk memberikan manfaat kepada rekan-rekan yang membacanya.

Selain itu disini juga diperbolehkan untuk berdiskusi, ngobrol, sharing dan lain sebagainya.

Jurnal yang ditulis Sunyata dimulai...

Buddhisme untuk Pemula / Buddha hanya mengulang kah?
« on: 30 May 2011, 08:49:15 AM »
Karena saya pernah mendengar bahwa Buddha Gotama hanya menemukan dhamma kembali, apakah berarti Buddha Gotama hanya mengulang ajaran buddha sebelumnya? Mengingat dia bisa ingat kehidupan lampaunya dan bertemu banyak Buddha ;D
Jadi siapa penemu Dhamma ato Buddha yang pertama?
Maaf kalo tanyanya yang aneh2 ;D
Mohon bimbingan senior saja _/\_

Diskusi Umum / Adakah yang rela?
« on: 28 May 2011, 03:29:55 PM »
Adakah yang rela mengorbankan nyawa demi makhluk lain dan mewujudkan cita-citanya menjadi Sammasambuddha?
Contoh: Melindungi "MUSUH" anda dari perampok yang mengakibatkan anda terbunuh. Yang lebih extreme, menggantikannya saat lehernya akan dipenggal, dikeluarkan isinya dan dibuang dalam sarang harimau ;D

Mohon dishare.
Maaf jika ada kesalahan dalam penulisan, Terima kasih _/\_

Perkenalan / Halo, salam kenal semuanya
« on: 23 May 2011, 12:01:20 PM »
Halo teman2 sedhamma, nama saya Sunyata. Salam kenal!

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