Carmel wrote:People who think they can know the absolute truth about "reality" with the mere apparatus of an semi evolved monkey brain are deluding themselves. It's somewhat interesting to watch this mentality from a psychological perspective though. This strange and pathetic need the ego has for assurance and false security. kinda cute.
Hi CarmelCarmel wrote: I would liken a mental state that is conducive to "experiencing" "Ultimate Reality" metaphorically to holding sand in one's hand. If one grasps too tightly, the sand falls away, but if the palm is relaxed, neither grasping nor letting go completely, the sand remains.
every idea, no matter how abstract or simple it may seem has been in existence before us. the key is in the frame of time and how one uses any idea he wishes. another variable lies within the probability one will conceive such an idea to manipulate in the first place.
Dennis Mahar wrote:This is fact.
I KNOW that I exist. I do not KNOW that you exist. This basic ‘truth’ is the same for everyone – but I cannot prove it. You can prove it for yourself. You do not believe that you exist – You KNOW that you exist. And in that ‘small fact’ there is everything you need to know.
Jan Madsen says:
December 2, 2010 at 4:51 am
We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
December 2, 2010 at 11:06 am
There is certainty of only ‘your’ own experience. Everybody else’s ‘experience’, is a subset of your own. It will be only an assumption, to assume that ‘everybody’ else is also experiencing in the same way. You can never know ‘others’ experience, only your own experience. Then you must ask how many ‘I Am’s', are there? And how many Awareness’ are there? If you are honest, you will verify or rather self-verify that there is only one. Your own.
Give this careful consideration! As the implications are staggering.....
Carmel wrote:Our sensory and mental perceptions are most definitely relevant.
We can only experience what is within our own consciousness.
I have no intention of worshipping "Ultimate Reality" like a god.
In fact, that was, in part, the point of notion of neither affirming nor rejecting any concept.
I would liken a mental state that is conducive to "experiencing" "Ultimate Reality" metaphorically to holding sand in one's hand. If one grasps too tightly, the sand falls away, but if the palm is relaxed, neither grasping nor letting go completely, the sand remains.
Carmel wrote:You don't get it, you're stuck Kelly. Enlightenment to you is a superficial, logical academic exercise, you grasp too hard, at everything...words, cold logic.
Carmel wrote:whoa! Was that a parody of a misogynist?
cuz, may I call you cuz? You're a bit of a troublemaker, aren't you? ;)
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