I know the Buddha said that those aspiring to achieve paranirvana should not concern themselves with the Acinteyya (the Four Imponderables and the Ten Indeterminate Questions), since these were a hindrance to the attainment of liberation.
However, within the framework of Buddhist cosmology, did the Buddha himself find the answer to these questions once he became Enlightened?
Yes. It's like doing any psychedelic drug for the first time. You can ponder about how it will be but all that pondering is wrong and a waste of time, which will be realized after taking the drug. The imponderables are the same. Attain nibbana and you'll see what you'll see. Any useless conjecture until then is harmful to your practice.
Why can Argentina not economy and democracy?
Even during their "prime" (1800-1914) they were causing economic crises and for a time they were changing military dictators every few months
the main problem of Argentina is that it is a "special" society, a Latin American country that had 1.7 million inhabitants around 1860, and received 5 million European immigrants (mainly Spaniards and Italians, but a fifth were from the rest of Europe) from 1880 to World War 2.
It is neither a typical latin american country, nor a Canada-Australia style country, and you always end up with a society very divided, not on racial lines, but on political lines, mainly between those who like modern...
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Post ebin memes.
What the fuck is this? How did CSA soldiers get so far north? I know the war in the west was mostly cavalry based, but to this extreme?
As an eurofag, what surprises me the most is that there was only one civil war until now in the US. I find so impressive that such a big country kept it together.
If we look i.e. at Japan, a much smaller country had tons of civil wars until the Edo period.
Would the European powers have been able to re-consolidate control over their empires if WW2 never happened?
Would Imperialism have fallen so far out of style if the Nazi's hadn't taken it to such extremes?
They were always going to transition to a multinational, corporate, IMF, World Bank kind of generalized control over the colonized parts of the world.
No European power wanted to spend money on colonized peoples like they did on citizens, so even the colonies that voted to stay in Empires, the idea being that they would be citizens now, they were often told they could not stay.
Why did technology develop at a faster pace during the 1930s than the 20s? Shouldn't the depression have made the opposite true? If you look at trains, planes, and cars from the beginning and end of both decades much more progress seems to have been made in the 30s.
To compare to the pic here's an airliner from the 1920s. The DC-3 looks like something you could see flying to this day, this plane, not so much
>Hitler lost because he started a two-front war
When will this meme end?
True. The reality is that Dr Morell was using Hitler as an experiment for his crazy drug cocktails that fucked up his mental capacities.
His medical diaries are available and he pretty much was injecting on Hitler's body all sorts of poisons.
Can we have a thread devoted to "retro-future": also known as what people in the past thought the future would be like?
I already have a folder from /k/ which I could share but I'd like some less militaristic examples as well.
Love this shit.
The best era for this type of thing was the early 1900's, just before WWI. Everyone knows about the brewing nationalism, but there was also the flip side - people who foresaw an interconnected, high-tech future, communicating by radio waves in Esperanto and reading Verne on your zeppelin ride to your relatives across the Atlantic. In all honesty, the future they foresaw was in my opinion far closer to the future of today than the today pictured by the 50's or the 80's folks.
Will be dumping.
Depicted here are what I imagine early ideas on high-speed trains and video communication, both of which are common today but are quite a bit more polished.
How can one man be so based?
Why and when did mercy killing disabled babies fall out of fashion?
When adoption, child services and abortion became things.
The 'got pregnant and kept it secret and so could leave the baby in the woods' would once again be common if those services went away.
Who was the stupidest guy in all of history?
Why is Ethiopia such a shithole today?
The United States has done some pretty terrible things. Every presidency seems to have something marring its legacy. What is the last great thing the United States has done? Talking about things spearheaded by either the government or a government agency, ie: the moon landing.
ITT: the most powerful single figure in history. Not just due to chance, but because of deliberate action and capabilities.
Make your case.
hard mode: no f*l*p*n*s
Genghis Khan easy.
>born into nothing
>don't even have a country
>conquer large parts of the world with country
>despite being illiterate, create civil service, general staff, and intelligence service that spread the empire even further after you die
>your empire becomes the largest continuous polity in human history
No historical figure even comes...
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What does /his/ think about Oswald Spengler?