Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Thread: What are You currently reading?

  1. #41
    Forums Member Olderon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
    Posts
    391
    Reviewing Schrodinger's 1925 discoveries regarding wave functions in quantum-mechanical systems. Interesting mathematical functions
    and relationships with regard to Buddhist studies as to the uncertainties of reality, what can be known vs. degrees of probability.
    Last edited by Olderon; 02 Apr 20 at 03:06.

  2. #42
    Reading "TV Choice" magazine at the present moment.....while drinking organic lemon, ginger & manuka honey tea!


  3. #43
    Forums Member Olderon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
    Posts
    391
    Currently reviewing "ket, bra, eigen, & operator, values" for calculating probability & momentum as applied in quantum mechanics while meditaing upon the advantages of quantum tunneling to reduce travel time and avoid viral infections.

  4. #44
    Forums Member justusryans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Buckingham, Virginia
    Posts
    366
    Currently reading Calvin and Hobbes! Enjoying their quick witted philosophy!
    Mike
    Last edited by justusryans; 07 Apr 20 at 00:38.

  5. #45
    Forums Member rocala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    20
    My usual reading is of a spiritual and historical nature. I have recently been sampling some recommended fiction too. Virginia Woolf has been suggested, any thoughts on her, best work etc?

  6. #46
    Forums Member trusolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    114
    Hi Ron,
    Out of curiousity, which book are you using? I used to teach QM until a few years ago and I am always curious to see who prefers which book.

  7. #47
    Technical Administrator woodscooter's Avatar
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    1,644
    I'm reading "The Quiet American", by Graham Greene.

    I'm sure I saw it as a film some years ago, but you can't improve on the images that arise from reading.

  8. #48
    Forums Member justusryans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Buckingham, Virginia
    Posts
    366
    Quote Originally Posted by woodscooter View Post
    I'm sure I saw it as a film some years ago, but you can't improve on the images that arise from reading.
    Yes, Woodscooter, The images in your head from reading far exceed most if not all the images you get from watching a show. 100% on the button. So to speak.

  9. #49
    Forums Member Cyril's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    FRANCE
    Posts
    30
    Hi everybody,
    I'm reading (again) one of Ajahn Brahm's books : "the Art of Disappearing".

    Quotes :
    " The true purpose of practicing Buddhism is to let go of everything. (...) All successful meditators are losers. They lose their attachments. Enlightened ones lose everything. They truly are the Biggest Loser. (...) May you all Get Lost".

    "Wherever you live -in a monastery, in a city, or on a quiet tree-lined street- you will always experience problems and difficulties. This is just the nature of life. So when you have problems with your health, you shouldn't say : Doctor, there is something wrong with me, I'm sick.
    Rather you should say : Doctor, there is something right with me, I'm sick today."

    I must admit, it's hard to say so ...
    Cyril

  10. #50
    Technical Administrator woodscooter's Avatar
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    1,644
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    Quotes :
    " The true purpose of practicing Buddhism is to let go of everything. (...) All successful meditators are losers. They lose their attachments. Enlightened ones lose everything. They truly are the Biggest Loser. (...) May you all Get Lost".

    Cyril
    Thanks for that, Cyril. Your Ajahn Brahm quotes gave me the best laugh of the day. I laugh because they are true!

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Los Angeles Mexico City London Colombo Kuala Lumpur Sydney
Sat, 5:08 PM Sat, 7:08 PM Sun, 1:08 AM Sun, 5:38 AM Sun, 8:08 AM Sun, 10:08 AM