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Unidian wrote:"Glorious Truth" doesn't dump on people because they don't share your (disordered) temperament.
And if you were any kind of Zen teacher (rather than a Quinnanentics teacher), you'd know that it's only when people become good and well tired of concepts like "Ultimate Reality" that they have any chance to shift into a direct experience of reality (no capital R or other concept-based qualifiers).
What you are describing above is a kind of nihilism which is content with being aware of the here and now and reveling in animal pastimes.
I've come to the conclusion that you have no understanding of what infinite understanding means, and no idea of what negotiating the Great Barrier is all about.
It is the reason why whenever it is pointed to your attention on this forum, you literally see nothing there. It is the reason why you find wise concepts empty and meaningless.
As Kevin once said, making the movement into infinite understanding is a very odd thing to do. It is always very close to us, and yet there is a strange, hidden barrier in the way. Whether or not one becomes awake to this barrier is a matter of luck more than anything else.
So it is perhaps understandable that most people are bewildered by wise words, and why so many of them retreat to the nihilism of animal consciousness as a kind of refuge. That's their privilege, but it isn't Zen.
Oh puhleeeeze, Dan. This is pretty bad. Just take responsibility for what you wrote, you don't need to hide behind my "skirts", do you?Dan Rowden wrote:<Sam Impersonation>
That's not about US, that's about YOU. You see self-aggrandisement through your own filters.
Trumpeting your "genius" is the best way to mock it. A "genius" should be able to figure that out!I would have no problem at all with any other place on the internet engaging in the same discussions using that sort of language about itself. It's partly provocative and partly true; it's partly provocative because it's true.
Everyone out to get you, Dan? lolDiscussion about the most basic and profound ideas that humans can consider is by its very nature dangerous etc.
Your self-importance is insufferable.Debating work, for example, fits perfectly well in this descriptive framework. It is the most important, most challenging, most difficult and dangerous stuff people can talk about - and therefore, in my terms, also the most intelligent - because intelligence encompasses much more than mere computational power.
Alex Jacob wrote:"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
---Philip K. Dick
I have been finding this to be true, and I admit it is disconcerting: No matter what I do, no matter how numbed-out I might make myself, and no matter how much I 'tune-in', up to this point the 'nature of reality' that surrounds me, and so terribly drives everything, almost ridiculously senslessly, continues to be precisely the same from day to day. Believing it or not, it doesn't go away.
Maybe its different for you, but for me one of the only things I have to go on is the 'exploding metaphor' and all it connotes, and the promises it sets upon the paths that crisscross 'reality'.
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