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by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path

Are you referring to the translation? You provided no translation but rather completely reworked phrases. In no way are they similar to any usual translation! The entire theme of diligence/striving on the path is present throughout nearly everything I've ever read from Buddhism. But this does not s...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path

The specific quote is irrelevant since I was well aware the Buddha spoke of it. No he didn't. At all, anywhere. The text you quoted is from a Christian who rewrote it using very Protestant ideology. Click on the link I helpfully supplied for more information on why the quote really is wrong. Then y...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Sloth/Laziness is absolutely incompatible with the path

Better laziness than just more mediocrity though. Doing nothing trumps doing stuff just for the doing, without means to quality. For example your own post. Is that the best you had? Did you put any effort in its conception? Lets see: - "Deadly sins" is a backward Christian theological concept with l...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: some questions

All three questions seem like a matter of first raising a definition, some demarcation line. And the ones who can, name, define and judge will therefore A. become sufficiently aware of a sense of I, self or soul, then B. name themselves to be more than reactive animals or matter and therefore C. imm...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Life is overrated.
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Life is overrated.

A life without joy is not worth living. And I would wonder if anyone can show me otherwise. Of course they can't as assigning worth is not evidence based unless you can agree on values and formula beforehand. f there was a way to destroy all Consciousness in totality, then I think the most logical ...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: fluid theory
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: fluid theory

... it is only our consciousness which creates the appearance of rigid bodies. Our conscious "frame rate" creates a powerful illusion that rigid bodies exist, when in fact all is fluid. I am wondering if this hypothesis is contradicted by scientific equations or validated. Scientists are generally ...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 182
Views: 36388

Re: Global Warming

Hello Elizabeth, so you are taking your utterly failed prediction and somehow convert it to a successful one by just claiming it was a hit? That seems like wishful thinking to me. Furthermore you seem to misunderstand some of the mainstream science in this, like some media outlets are doing as well....
by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

Propaganda is most effective when our consent is engineered by those with a fine education - Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Columbia -- and with careers on the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Washington Post. These organisations are known as the liberal media. They present themselves as enl...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8870

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

I would respectfully suggest that your discourse becomes a never-ceasing wall of text about structural details but that cannot shape itself into anything decisive in the sense I use the word. For you it becomes a love-affair with the wallow. Just quoting this gem as I lost count the times this crit...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

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? Perhaps you just need some Important Task more than anything else? If you want to subtly contrast/fizzle, that is your choice, as it is for everyone. With worldly matters, of ...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Life is overrated.
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Life is overrated.

Generally, I'd say, one values where there's some investment made. And it's uncertain if that investment was always by choice necessarily. You sound yourself rather uninvested and you express amazement that other people could have developed such thing. But you seem still somewhat invested in the ide...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8870

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

A metaphysically wise person knows what is happening behind the scenes and if they choose to step into the scenes all kinds of messy things have the potential to be caused. This is my take on the recent "David's return" scenario, one that of course, extended far beyond David. In my view you have mi...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

Firstly, I'm not "obsessing" about anything. Your words and actions say otherwise. Even those in your corner, such as jupiviv and Diebert, have noticed it. A number of people who have written to me privately have noticed it. For the record, I think the greater obsession I noticed last year here was...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

Men these days are willing to spend ridiculous amounts of money on women just to get their attention. Where exactly is the connection between frivolous spending and pandering almost universally in the west to an entire sex and being 'hostile'? To play David's advocate, that hostility seems to be pr...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

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 Diebert van Rhijn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

Hi David, thank you for substantiating your views with a source. And I'll try to use that same source to show you how you might have misunderstood not only my post but also your own source in places. As far as I can see, the historical consensus is that Galileo was indeed persecuted by the Church. B...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

The Future Will Be Filtered (Youtube video) Got that from Julian Assange's tweet ending with the ominous "... each person will live in an undetectable filterverse of one ". Yeah, it's irony there, of course. One could argue Twitter could be used in good and bad ways. Usually that means most people ...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

Dan, you mean just claiming how wonderful it is would be sufficient as discussion these days? Does it fit in 144 characters? Perhaps I'm crazy but Kevin makes at least some kind of valid argument here about the format not being good enough to reliably convey subtlety and context. This is a commonpla...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

How you use Twitter is little different to how you use Google if you're looking for validation. I'm not going to bother arguing for use of Twitter because if you're using it 'properly' you know how useful it is. How most people use it is irrelevant to this discussion. Well you did introduce the top...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Are we all the same person?
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Are we all the same person?

Hey Stofzuiger. Welcome. The theory is not that wild. Would that disappoint you? It doesn't sound insane but you could improve coherency here and there. Some of the references I'm familiar with. There's also relation with the Swampman . Lets start at the beginning, where the eyebrows raise the most ...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

The variety of access to information is not matched by anything like Twitter. It's especially useful as a means by which to circumvent the 24/7 news cycle where information of import gets buried before it's even had a proper life. That's what Trump discovered as well and exactly the reason of why h...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

The last time Western civilization was in the grip of fundamentalist Christianity (i.e. Europe in the Middle Ages), it took centuries for us to climb out of that particular hole. Anyone who tried to promote rationality within the culture was quickly persecuted. Galileo was ex-communicated; Bruno wa...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8870

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

All very interesting but the relevant point however might have escaped you. The reference to the actual Pizzagate was meant merely as a reference to sloppy thought, irrational conjecture, abandonment of sound scientific principles and various unhealthy forms of "research" combined with a somewhat pe...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6301

Re: The social justice wars

Not sure how factual this article is but could be significant in the "wars" Google’s new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites * wsws.org fell by 67 percent * alternet.org fell by 63 percent * globalresearch.ca fell by 62 percent * consorti...
by Diebert van Rhijn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8870

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

Then in the mean time, enjoy the follow-up of the Vice video of Chris Cantwell breaking down. This is illustrative for boasting white men who have little reality backing them. You press a little and they squeak in tears and play victim.