[extropy-chat] something rather than nothing

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 2 21:33:01 UTC 2007

--- scerir <scerir at libero.it> wrote:

> citta437:
> > The question remains in our universe of thoughts,
> > why is there something rather than nothing?
> Avantguardian:
> > OM.
> Odyssey of the Mind?
> Oh Man?

Hi Seraphino,

It was my answer to a self-professed Zen Buddhist's
question about the meaning of existence. OM as in "Om
mani padme hum" a Buddhist mantra. Which is the same
OM that is also the first word in all of the Hindu
Vedas and Upanishads. It is the sound form of the
generative principle of the universe and the shortest
answer to the question "Why is there something rather
than nothing?" 

> Anders:
> > I often ponder why there is something 
> > rather than everything.

Then next shortest explanation is that the big bang
seems to demonstrate that *nothing* is incredibly

Stuart LaForge
alt email: stuart"AT"ucla.edu

"Now what I contend is that my body is my own, at least I have always so regarded it. If I do harm through my experimenting with it, it is I who suffers, not the state." -Mark Twain

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