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by Pam Seeback
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Pam: You are fooling yourself if you believe you can stop your mind from seeking. It depends on what we call my mind. Serendipper: Some years ago I planted strawberries, mainly as a way of decorating a retaining wall (ego I guess), but also to get some berries to eat. Ever since, I've been slaving ...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Serendipper: Why are they seeking wisdom? Because it's fun or because of some purpose? What is the purpose? Egoic? Well, it wouldn't be "fun". Either there is a purpose or there is not. Fun is that which lacks purpose/intent/goal. Since 'fun' is not an absolute thing upon which your mind can rest, ...
by Pam Seeback
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Serendipper: But if the realization that I am my questions in order to resolve my questions for the removal of vexation caused by my questions then it would seem that I should know how the game ends by realizing that I am the game and so there is no game which defeats the purpose of the game. You a...
by Pam Seeback
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Serendipper: The vexation of man is the eternal desire to have all right and no wrong... to have all known and no unknown... all good and no bad. And it was minds like those of the Buddha and Jesus that set out and successfully showed the way to end man's vexation. However, as long as one believes ...
by Pam Seeback
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Serendipper: The vexation of man is the eternal desire to have all right and no wrong... to have all known and no unknown... all good and no bad. And it was minds like those of the Buddha and Jesus that set out and successfully showed the way to end man's vexation. However, as long as one believes ...
by Pam Seeback
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Serendipper: But neural concepts are the only way I can be aware of anything. I call shapes, color, sound, temperature, hardness, softness, etc into existence in my mind. None of this reality exists without my creating it. The you that is Mind, yes. I assume that you meant to type "neutral" rather ...
by Pam Seeback
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Pam: Abstract concepts are concepts that cannot be empirically observed or heard or tasted or smelled or touched (hence their difference from concrete concepts).. They can be purely mathematical or be meaning related such as the ones I mentioned in another post: integrity, joy, love, reasoning, etc...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Serendipper, as I understand the definition of 'abstract' you provided, it is not defining abstract concepts as being apart as in 'outside' concrete concepts, rather that abstract concepts are apart from concrete concepts in the sense of being distinct from or different from concrete concepts. Abstr...
by Pam Seeback
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: That which is causelessly here
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: That which is causelessly here

Hi Serendipper, I am very much enjoying our conversation! You: Awesome question! Sure, "I" am a lens for the conscious attention of the universe and "here" is what the attention is focused upon. We can't have one without the other :D You and I are the same, but you are a different lens than I, yet i...
by Pam Seeback
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: That which is causelessly here
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: That which is causelessly here

Serendipper to Diebert: I'm just interested in reality, truth, whatever that is. It seems to me that philosophy is how one chooses to see things, and in order to practice science, one needs a philosophy of science to guide the practice of science. I mean, one could have a philosophy for brushing th...
by Pam Seeback
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: That which is causelessly here
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: That which is causelessly here

Relinquish: However, the true nature of 'That which is causelessly here' (that is to say, the actual reason WHY It's own 'being' is manifested rather than un-manifested, why 'experiencing' apparently happens at particular 'times' and 'places' within the manifestation, and in turn, why an illusion o...
by Pam Seeback
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 69
Views: 1979

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Serendipper: If relativity cannot ascertain anything, then what can be ascertained relative to your statement and question? jufa: By taking away the 'if' you keep attempting to make relative to that which you have no knowledge of. My list of what we can be certain of this moment and this moment onl...
by Pam Seeback
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Value-based love for what was
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Value-based love for what was

Pam states: Self is a concept. SELF is also a concept. Just as life is a concept and tree is a concept and abortion is a concept. Now when these concepts come together in 'languaging', the self or 'life of the self' is formed. There are not two selves, an invisible 'real' self and a visible 'imitat...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Value-based love for what was
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Value-based love for what was

jufa: I agree with you that the self is an idea, which is saying the physical self is an imitation of life of SELF. So again our frame of reference are coming from two different perspective. Self is a concept. SELF is also a concept. Just as life is a concept and tree is a concept and abortion is a...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Value-based love for what was
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Value-based love for what was

jufa: This subject, at lease to me, is partial represented is atheism, and theological idealism is missing. See below as to why, in my posts, theological idealism is missing. Psychologically the path taken by the participants evoke, to me the questions: What is the difference between evolving and e...
by Pam Seeback
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Statement about Solway and Trump
Replies: 756
Views: 20435

Re: Statement about Solway and Trump

What is the wisdom of the emptiness? This forum deals with wisdom of ultimate reality, the concept 'emptiness' is a Buddhist term that suggests the ultimate (absolute knowledge) of the nature of things. If you are interested in pursuing the concept, it is also known as "Sunyata". I think it's good ...
by Pam Seeback
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Value-based love for what was
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Value-based love for what was

I think once we conjure up the idea of a self, that really never goes away. It's as if we evolved to have that idea... as if it favored survival somehow. All this thinking and pondering we do, that's a selfie-thing because, realistically, we only need to be animatrons to get by. If being mindless i...
by Pam Seeback
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Statement about Solway and Trump
Replies: 756
Views: 20435

Re: Statement about Solway and Trump

Hi Serendipper: I think this thread is one of the most valuable on the forum because we can really get to the nuts and bolts of what we are, but be careful what you say because 'they' might be reading ;) To me this thread is valuable because it opened up the underbelly of enlightenment in relation t...
by Pam Seeback
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Value-based love for what was
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Value-based love for what was

I wasn't questioning the idea that self arises simultaneously with the concept of other, yes, Serendipper is right on target, I was pointing out that that the 'other' didn't have to be conscious. He may not have meant to exclude unconscious 'others', but just in case...:-) Actually, I think I did :...
by Pam Seeback
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Statement about Solway and Trump
Replies: 756
Views: 20435

Re: Statement about Solway and Trump

The 'self' is made up of poetic or reasoned memories projected as 'other' and if these two ways of thinking are not clearly distinguished as being very different causalities they can become a congealed stew of a mixture of both. I am not saying that this is what is happening in this thread, only tha...
by Pam Seeback
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Value-based love for what was
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Value-based love for what was

Diebert: It would be interesting to examine the notion "other" a bit further. Do we really just speak names or instill "otherness" and "being" on the object during the invocation? In the sense that soccer ball would become just some instant replacement, a "stand-in". A bit more extreme and therefor...
by Pam Seeback
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Value-based love for what was
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Value-based love for what was

Serendipper: The concept of self arises simultaneously with the concept of other. "Hey, you seem to be conscious, hmm... maybe I am conscious too!" Without the observation of the consciousness of others, we will simply persist in the oceanic feeling. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceanic_feeling Th...
by Pam Seeback
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Navigating Perpetual Existence
Replies: 43
Views: 2817

Re: Navigating Perpetual Existence

Seendipper: So if I suggest the meanings for the words should be: Perception - interception of information Awareness - perception of perception. Consciousness - perception of awareness. Based on your individual suggested meanings of "perception, awareness and consciousness" your word "consciousness...
by Pam Seeback
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 28
Views: 1409

Re: Why study philosophy?

Matt Gregory: Yeah, I hate discussing politics because I always end up in a discussion where the other person has a strong opinion about something and they've read all about it, whereas I generally don't, so they can present so-called facts that I know are completely stupid, but I nevertheless can'...
by Pam Seeback
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2603

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Ouch, my boomerang just came back! :-)

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