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by Iolaus
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Gospel of Thomas; Really?
Replies: 108
Views: 5850

Re: Gospel of Thomas; Really?

Oh hello Glostik, Is it so? Do we have a real live Baptist here? Sorry to be fashionably late... You make a good point. That's why I believe only parts of Thomas are true. My main reasoning is why would David Quinn use the gospel of Thomas or any gospel for that matter if parts of it disagree with h...
by Iolaus
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Well, it looks like a good book.
by Iolaus
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Kevin's Death Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Kevin's Death Experience

Who's Judith?
by Iolaus
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Jehu, people meditate, many, many of them, and I don't see them getting very enlightened. Doesn't seem very dangerous to me. The doctrine of “no-self” might be better expressed as “no-inherent-self”, that is to say, the relative being has no intrinsic reality. The whole purpose of the meditative sta...
by Iolaus
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

You are calling meditation introspection? What about contemplation? You say that you wish to experience your true nature, but you want to do so while still maintaining your status as the independent observer (i.e., an ego-personality), Oh, I don't know that I said that ...of course since I am not en...
by Iolaus
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Kevin's Death Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Kevin's Death Experience

Hello Thomas!

How's life?

Bird of Hermes here. I've been talking to Jehu for over a year now and he is trying to lift some illusion from my mind, but now he wants me to find a guru-meditation guide.

Would you like to explain what you have in mind about the synthesis of gnosticism and Judaism?
by Iolaus
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Barack Obama, next president of the U.S.?
Replies: 651
Views: 36310

Re: Barack Obama, next president of the U.S.?

Well, my dear ass, you have simply reiterated your same old comments, and you have never heard what I've said. You can't, you won't, whatever.

But you needn't accuse others of nonbravery.
by Iolaus
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Barack Obama, next president of the U.S.?
Replies: 651
Views: 36310

Re: Barack Obama, next president of the U.S.?

Talking Ass, Pussies. That's what I got to say about it. Sqeamy little complaining pink-toed pussies. There are just some things that get me going and that's one of them. In theology, I say: 'Be a man!' 'Gird up your loins!' The ones who need to gird up their loins are the ones who can't face the tr...
by Iolaus
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

I do not know if we are at an impasse or what.
by Iolaus
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

What sort of instructor did you get?
by Iolaus
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

I am not sure what you are advising here. Surely many people are meditating with minimal instruction, but at any rate, I was not planning to go looking for an instructor.

Why would firmly understanding the cognizant nature of reality protect someone from feeling insane?
by Iolaus
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Oh dear! You will never find a worse student than me. My mind is like a whole pack of beagles.

No wonder people run off to monasteries. How can you not allow your mind to be distracted by the relative when you have a job?

What are the dangers associated with meditation?
by Iolaus
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Barack Obama, next president of the U.S.?
Replies: 651
Views: 36310

Re: Barack Obama, next president of the U.S.?

Talking Ass, They seem to find values there, and they don't say they are filled with 'terrible stuff'. So, there is a significant percentage of people---dumb people I suppose?---who find tremendous value in something you find no value in, or very little. O come now, you can do better than that. You ...
by Iolaus
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

OK.

Now what?
by Iolaus
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Barack Obama, next president of the U.S.?
Replies: 651
Views: 36310

Re: Barack Obama, next president of the U.S.?

The fact is, all the scriptures of the west have a lot of terrible stuff in them. They are not consistent in their message. We can go over the Old Testament, the Koran, to a lesser degree the New Testament, and no doubt the Talmud and find really hideous stuff. No doubt it is true that the Koran lif...
by Iolaus
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

And how does such a person find their satisfactions in life?
by Iolaus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

OK, so then one must recognize one's own true nature...
by Iolaus
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

To what end would that which is already perfect aspire? Being is what it is and cannot be otherwise, and so what need is there of a plan? It could aspire to create, to experience. Why even spirituality can become a means of enlarging one's ego, if one is not constantly vigilant. Yes, but I think in...
by Iolaus
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

That which has a purpose serves another - as its instrument, but Being is that than which there is no other. But cannot Being serve itself? In other words, the imperfection here is not in the garden, but in the gardener. The nutriment of suffering is the selfish act, and so long as we act so there ...
by Iolaus
Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

How do you know Being has no purpose or plan? Well, you said "final purpose." I would probably agree with that. As for this: Further, though it appears, as you say, that evolution is driving the Universe toward ever more complex forms such as cognizant living beings, this is only an illusion; for th...
by Iolaus
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

which is now entering its second year. Wow! I thought we began last fall. When I say that the Universe is unfolding as it should, I do not mean that it is unfolding toward perfection, for it is in want of nothing, and so is perfect as it is. Well, I guess this bears some thought. There is surely a ...
by Iolaus
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Were you hoping to be finished with this discussion? A tranquil mind is one which accepts that the Universe is unfolding exactly as it must, and so is capable of action which is untainted by personal preference or consideration of future advantage; in other words, a mind that can act without constra...
by Iolaus
Sun May 31, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

AsI recall, we were discussing the path, the nature of the path.
by Iolaus
Fri May 29, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Wherefore art thou, Jehu?
by Iolaus
Mon May 25, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Fundamental Unity of Being
Replies: 953
Views: 60936

Re: The Fundamental Unity of Being

Jehu,

Hmm. I do not seem to have an argument.