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by Pam Seeback
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 20
Views: 494

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: 1710

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Ouch, my boomerang just came back! :-)

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by Pam Seeback
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 20
Views: 494

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't present so-called facts that I know are completely stupid, but I nevertheless ca...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1710

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Diebert: And when ignorance is removed and suffering extinguished, what more you do you want to add here? Pam: So this is how it is to be for all time, we continue suffering our ignorance so things can be added to our existence? Sounds like the perfect definition of insanity to me. Diebert: One cou...
by Pam Seeback
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: Why study philosophy?

jupiviv: He didn't say "no woman can make you happy", but "you cannot make a woman happy". The two statements are like heaven and hell, literally! Now let me rephrase those two statements in the context of embracing truth: "no woman can make you happy, in comparison to embracing truth", but "you ca...
by Pam Seeback
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1710

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Diebert: But it's not a failure at all! The idea of having two distinct roots or principles remains troubling and dividing. It was you who used the concept of ' a principle' when addressing ignorance, as if it exists in relation to other principles. If it were the only one, you would have said the ...
by Pam Seeback
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1710

Re: Impermanence and meaning

..but I heavily reason and lean toward the former; that there can be no arising of form at all without the accompaniment of the arising of suffering. You lean towards it because you lean to truth: arising of form is only possible through a fundamental attachment to its rise, some (subconscious) wil...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path

If one has to think about not being philosphically lazy then they have not been taken by wisdom. Wisdom must become the beloved, the one and only, the spouse, the greatest desire, the obsession if she is turn you inside out. When wisdom has her way with you, she goes to bed with you, she wakes up w...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

The more enlightened a person is, the better equipped they are to deal with matters of the world. @Pam Seeback, the crux of what Kevin, myself and Diebert were trying to say to you is stated in this quote in a roundabout way. Matters of the mind and the world are only distinguished in a conventiona...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

Pam Seeback: I understand you believe that the Worldly Matters forum highlights one's ability to reason effectively, my question to you is: why would the Genius forum not be the ideal place to achieve this most-necessary goal? Kevin Solway: The main genius forum is supposed to be mainly for philoso...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

those who passionately reason matters of the world (SJW's for example) I don't see evidence that the SJWs are using reasoning. Their conclusions are based on feelings and henids. They can't present a rational argument, which is why they are so dependent on name-calling or physical force. Since matt...
by Pam Seeback
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path

If one has to think about not being philosphically lazy then they have not been taken by wisdom. Wisdom must become the beloved, the one and only, the spouse, the greatest desire, the obsession if she is turn you inside out. When wisdom has her way with you, she goes to bed with you, she wakes up wi...
by Pam Seeback
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

Which is why engaging with those who passionately reason matters of the world (SJW's for example) keeps the world of irrationality turning. Which can, of course, if caused wisely, stoke the fires of ignorance to the point of burnout (the logical fallacy straw that breaks the camel's back) and the i...
by Pam Seeback
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

How is keeping the goal of attachment purification/cutting front-and-centre not THE only important task of the philosopher? Matters of the world are test of wisdom. If a person is irrational and uses logical fallacies with regard to matters of the world, then it means their wisdom is almost non-exi...
by Pam Seeback
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Life is overrated.
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Life is overrated.

the discourse wrote: There are two types of bliss, feminine bliss and masculine bliss. Feminine bliss is luxury, massages, sex, love, etc. Masculine bliss is building, technology, security and action. I would also use the word "joy" instead of bliss. A life without joy is not worth living. And I wo...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Life is overrated.
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Life is overrated.

the discourse: One more thing I forgot to mention...Boredom is the cause of invention. Wilbur Wright, scientists, and other great thinkers were bored out of their minds, creating complex inventions. There is no real need for technology, it is an ego-show to feel glory and adoration. It is whorish, ...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

Since the writings of James Damore are psychologically based rather than philosophically based I question their value to 'cut the ties that bind.' I realize psychology is part and parcel of the attachment-transcendence process, however, philosophy trumps psychology in this regard, ergo should it no...
by Pam Seeback
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 4538

Re: The social justice wars

It's really a recurring topic here and everywhere, the SJW, political correctness, equivalence enforcing for gender and sexual orientations, racial perceptions and so on. For now I'll just post one recent case which has currently some traction, the case of Google engineer James Damore who put out a...
by Pam Seeback
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1710

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Glostick, my take on what you are saying is that truth is independent of (reasoned) experience. Since I have already defined experience (to John) as the illusion/delusion of the predicate happening to the subject, I believe we're on the same page. Where I take things a little deeper/further is in ap...
by Pam Seeback
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 7626

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Pam wrote: Just how do you propose determining clarity of what identity is if one is uncertain of the nature of existence upon which one's identity (or non-identity) depends? Alex wrote: There you have asked the question that goes precisely to the heart of the major issue. And how you (or me or any...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 7626

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Alex: I see this issue and problem differently. Here is how I would describe it: When I spoke of those on another forum who seems to come at me with an elaborate 'construct', I meant that they specifically upheld an American identity and 'the tenets of the American civil religion'. I suggest that t...
by Pam Seeback
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 7626

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Alex: This is where I began to learn that one's 'notion of self' is intricately tied to a specific 'metaphysics' and, if challenged, can lead to a crisis within the self. By challenging or confronting certain views you challenge and confront people at the level of their persons, their being in a ce...
by Pam Seeback
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1710

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Pam: Since you equate the dream with the only known reality, then it would seem that you also equate the dream ending when the known reality ends. Just how do you propose to achieve this task when all you have at your command is the known reality? John: So you do agree I can refer to life/existence...
by Pam Seeback
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1710

Re: Impermanence and meaning

John: "Dream" (referring to the only known reality). That's all that can even be alluded to, let alone known or imagined or seen or recognized or comprehended. If that dream continues, suffering continues. (They're the very same thing) If it can end, that's great, then suffering would end. Since yo...
by Pam Seeback
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 1710

Re: Impermanence and meaning

John: It's got nothing to do with naming, or language, or even differentiation. experience is individuated, you're denying an obvious reality in favor of mumbo jumbo. The All only ever being the All does not mean individuated experience is not possible. Mumbo jumbo is a handy catch-all phrase when ...