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1. Note down things you know or you have read (you can start with reading or without reading)
2. Try to explain it to a rubber duck using no jargon and as simple words as you can
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4. Plug the gap by learning
…iteral sense, and not applied to the real world, that in itself is the very definition of delusion. One becomes very rigid in their thinking process and cannot consider other points of view. The Buddha encouraged lay people such as ourselves to explore for ourselves our own truth and what it means to us individually with an open mind.
True, quite evident.
As you claim, The Buddha may have encouraged lay people to "explore for ourselves our own truth", but I could not think of any particular piece of advice where he advised exploring for themselves their own truth.
Direct experiences is not the same thing as truth.
In Kalama sutta for example, his advice to the Kalamas was something like this,
"15. "Therefore, did we say, Kalamas, what was said thus, 'Come Kalamas. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor…
… makes sense
Health authorities in NZ have identified a single case of a person in the community today. A person in a North Island town was identified with Covid19 positive, but we do not know as yet if this person was infected with delta variant. …
… what does the literature tell us
This is an “annotated” webliography presented on Medium.
How did we get to this?
Toxicology is the study of toxins.
What are toxins?
One, a toxin causes damaging health effects
Two, toxin is about dose (this is Paracelsus Principle), in some dose…
… The giants have arisen, again!
Once upon a time, not so long ago, India used to rule the hockey fields. The Indian wizard Dhyan Chand so mesmerised Adolf Hitler in 1936 Berlin Games that the Fuhrer wanted to test if he really used some kind of glue to his hockey stick.
Germany comes to mind as India, the once glorious stars in the firmament of hockey started fading in the seventies. A rare glimpse of gold in the 1980 Olympics and then the once masters of the game were gone. Europe was on the ascendant for long, and back…
Why Indian athletes continue to underperform in Olympics?
Tokyo Olympics is in full swing. China, Japan, The US, the Russian Olympic Committee participants, the Italians, Australians are ruling the medal tally table. NZ, a country of five million people, keep winning medals and continue to climb up the medal tally. The Africans are big on track and field as the Games continue.
One exception is India. A country of a hundred billlion people, massive economy, huge public investments, major world player, democracy, yet for the last hundred years, their medal tallies have never got above 10. Their best performance was…
Good learning doesn’t necessarily mean longer sessions at a time.
Good is the enemy of deep
If you and I do not have a shared understanding as to what the word "good" means here, this statement becomes meaningless. Also, you have not mentioned or defined what did you mean by the word "long". Not everyone reads or **should** read texts in the same way.
Let me explain. The word "good" learning for me is a combination of an active exploration and a deep conversation with the author. That conversation can be in the form of challenging the author's contention, meaning, semantics, and advancing the arguments proferred in the text. In…
… What is Curvenote and why it is a “game-changer”
[Declaration and disclaimer: I am a mere user of Curvenote, and I DO NOT benefit in any way by writing about Curvenote. I have no financial or other interest. Besides, I am writing this on the basis of the current version of Curvenote. Your experience may be different]
One day I was surfing the web lazily searching for “explorable explanations” — that style of authoring where you write complex thoughts in ways your readers intereact and play with. …
…h (for example for language). Refusing to acknowledge our genetic endowment is also very dangerous. There's vast literature on the topic of nature vs nurture. They often interact and their relationship is very complex. It's important to analyze the whole picture.
Yes good point, and agree with you on that note. However, when you write phrases like "biological preprogram" and when you allude to "learning styles", such things evoke a long problematic history of human learning and misapplication and mismeasurement of human learning and capability. From what you wrote the notion of "interaction" was overshadowed by your allusion to innate intelligence. Hence I wrote "reeks".