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If enlightenment had such a meaning, all the enlightened persons would sit in some corner without doing anything. But enlightened persons realize the truth about this material world. Many enlightened persons work hard even after their enlightenment without caring about their body. They are supposed that they have transcended the limitations of their body ...


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We could but it would not be beneficial for the species First of all, empathy and other social functions exists among other mammals (dogs, wolves, horses, all kind of apes etc ...) . Why have they developed ? Simply, group is stronger than the sum of individuals. Five lonely wolves have lesser chance to survive than five wolves in a pack. With humans this ...


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I would say that both of your assumptions are wrong. An enlightened person is not free from pain or happiness. They are free from suffering. Just as a person with an umbrella is not free from rain but is free from getting wet. A mechanical robot certainly cannot do all that a human can do. Sex would be an obvious example. Do you see enlightened people ...


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Does enlightenment mean loss of all emotions? No. Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one's own understanding without the guidance of another. This immaturity is self-incurred if its cause is not lack of understanding, but lack of resolution and courage to use it without the ...


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Wikipedia describes spiritual enlightenment as follows: Enlightenment is the "full comprehension of a situation". The term is commonly used to denote the Age of Enlightenment, but is also used in Western cultures in a religious context. It translates several Buddhist terms and concepts, most notably bodhi, kensho and satori. Related terms from Asian ...


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Become immortal - blessing or curse? You come into existence and become immortal. You could extent this idea this way--'You come into existence from something mortal and become immortal'. From a mortal thing you become immortal. Is it reasonable? Become immortal....who/what? Body or soul? If the answer is 'body', it never happens for it is made up of ...


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The psychological side of this same approach is the James-Lange theory, and it gives a better sense of what we actually observe. The theory is that emotions arise substantially before they are felt, and that the experience of feeling them occurs mostly at the point when you have decided what they mean. The most obvious part of the emotional classification ...


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An aside: First, I'd point out that the epicurean argument is not a proof; as it presents a false equivalence between Death (which is a transition from one state to another) and Dead People (which is an end state.) Certainly if you're already in a non-existent state you will not mind remaining non-existent; because you can't. Going from Existing to Not-...


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It has been argued that psychopathic traits are persistent at a low percentage across cultures and times, and correlate with some positives, success in fields like surgery or front-line military service, and are over-represented in boardrooms. But, societies composed of higher percentages of psychopaths would lack cohesion, and lead to focus on narrow ...


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