The Scientific Buddha

These days it seems everyone’s out to find scientific explanations for the benefits of Buddhism, but the Scientific Buddha is a Western invention.

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The Buddhabrot is a mathematical set of points related to the Mandelbrot set, so named for its perceived resemblance to depictions of Gautama Buddha seated in meditation. The fractal map becomes more detailed with increasing iterations. Here, the set was iterated 100 times in blue, 1,000 in green, and 20,000 in red.
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