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by Talking Ass
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Century of the Self
Replies: 322
Views: 12406

Re: The Century of the Self

Blurap wrote:Has anyone come here, posted 1000 times about a singular, slightly advanced but still deluded idea, and was still able to overcome their egotistical attachment to it publicly to the forum?
Hmmm. That's a good point. No one that I am aware of! But, most don't have our discriminating capabilities!
by Talking Ass
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

Thank you-all for the opportunity of appearing here in all my majesty. But the time has come to bid you adieu and until the next time! I promise, though I can't say when, that I will start my final and definitive GF thread before moving on permanently. The one in which I isolate and describe the cen...
by Talking Ass
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

I know you are working the victim-angle, you puppy torturer, but you must read that paragraph as a subtle parody, and not with the inflection you are attaching to it. I suggest you get out of this torturer-victim mentality. Your whole style is remarkably like those shock-collars you put on your cani...
by Talking Ass
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

Diebert, aside from my own messianic greatness, the topic is the notion of 'building a stronger ego' as opposed to the dissolution of the ego, or the masking of it. I assert that 'enlightenment', as some final state, as some abstract 'other' state from our incarnated, day-to-day lives, is a fiction ...
by Talking Ass
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

It's not that difficult even for the starting philosopher to understand that any start or end state is purely contextual and tentative, just a way to briefly summarize a complex of ongoing processes, always some countering others. Sure, just as any 'starting philosopher' can easily understand that ...
by Talking Ass
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

Perhaps you misunderstood. No, of course you misunderstood. The notion of being enlightened is just as ridiculous or real as notions of being cured, death or born in any hospital or other place. Only in that sense this is all a joke and dead serious at the same time. It's not that difficult even fo...
by Talking Ass
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

...a 'path of enlightenment', and this forum is evidence of it, is in itself the sickness, is in itself the thing that is requires a cure. How about that? ;-) Falling into a concept of 'enlightenment' is like falling into a trap. You may never get out of it and yet you'll fight to stay in it! Fair ...
by Talking Ass
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

Cahoot: Paris, Texas is a pretty damn good film. That scene is pure Shepard. In fact, he wrote the beginning of the screenplay for the film but the middle of it Wenders struggled to write, but then Shepard came back in precisely with that scene and the ending of the film. The version of the film I h...
by Talking Ass
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

If one recepticle is empty and another full, can the empty one impute fullness to the full? If you open up the full container but keep the empty one closed, does the imputed sense change? If there are two containers separated by either time or space does their mutual separation obviate the contradic...
by Talking Ass
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

This has never been something I've put out there. Actually I'd oppose it as nonsense in relation to any "path of enlightenment". One could just as well promote sickness and make a good case. Bottom line is that there's no absolute measurement of "health" apart from the poor "functionality principle...
by Talking Ass
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

Moving Always: I do not mean to say that Dennis is not speaking, on some level, about a kind of knowledge. Sir Diebert (or Divert?) mentioned his 'very first post', and here it is: This conceit which understands how to belittle every truth, in order to turn back into itself and gloat over its own un...
by Talking Ass
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

It Has Been wrote:Trying to unlearn an Ass only makes the Ass angry and you a Foo!©
"You will all be extradited to the Land of No-Return!".

But remember: Talking Ass offers a return ticket Home.
by Talking Ass
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

I still think John's question is a good one, but I also know there is no way to bridge the differences that separate some from others. Jamesh have you even engaged in 'conversation' with Dennis? I don't imagine you have. But when you do, and when you *feel* just what sort of entity/personality/compl...
by Talking Ass
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

More accurately: it goes against my spiritual knowledge but that is an inconsiderable category for you!

In any case: irreconcilability. Now what?
by Talking Ass
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

I don't consider 'enlightenment' a valid category. Formlessness, emptiness, and other such doggerel terms appear to me in their effects destructive. I believe in human knowledge. I believe in conscious federations of intelligent beings who act in the world(s). I don't believe in dissolution of the s...
by Talking Ass
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

I dedicate this one to Alex Jacob, unenlightened loser, crowing cock while I simultaneously wonder when they'll put his head on the block: Baiting poor mothers with pennies for sex sharp-eyed eagle on the steeple pretext Formless dasein its insane he don't geddit spoon by murky spoonful he gives us ...
by Talking Ass
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

It is an interesting question, John. Do you know why those of us who seem so opposed to each other are so opposed? Have you considered the issue of irreconcilability? To deal handsomely with irreconcilability one needs 1) weapons or 2) a great sense of humor! Talking Ass has both.
by Talking Ass
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

This is a Heideggarian summation therefor?
  • Thoughts come to us,
    regioning,
    the "where it's at" a thought thoughts.
    thoughts thoughting disclose a neighbourhood.
Who would have guessed! Can you convert it into a clear, concise prose statement? Does Heideggar convert?
by Talking Ass
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

Dennis, I have a strong sense that you need some help in a very specific area: communication, essentially, through the medium of appallingly BAD poetry. You could become aware, though it could take another 62 long years, that bad poetry is a weak substitute for honest, straightforward communication ...
by Talking Ass
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

You brought up previously, in rather classical Diebertian reactive style I should say, references to things that perhaps you can clarify and expand on. I don't at all mind being the focus of a reverse-analysis and yet I do think you should fill out a little more what you mean. For example you seem t...
by Talking Ass
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

The Talking Ass is actually beginning to reveal hisself in his St Basil the Great potency. There is no need to start in drinking: just keep reading his posts which---I know it is amazing and we don't know how it works! but it does!---are filled with caritas and secret upwelling a of deep and rich He...
by Talking Ass
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

I struggled, Diebert, I really did. But this is all I can come up with!
by Talking Ass
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

What if the world were the sort of place where everything is connected to everything else and cutting it up left you with something that was not true to the world? What if the world were like a cardigan knitted with one length of wool rather than like a patchwork of pieces stitched together? Cuttin...
by Talking Ass
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina
Replies: 160
Views: 12181

Re: How to Build a Stronger Ego - Steve Pavlina

As it is also a cornerstone of Islamic philosophy (zakat, sadaqah) and the first of the six perfections in Buddhism (dana paramita), the first stage of Bodhisattva-path and the first topic in Buddha's gradual discourse. Both non-Western religions have also countless charities. To me it seems you ar...