Diebert: Freedom of attachment cannot change the experiencing of contrasts. The moment you say, think or feel "there is", you're already throwing dark shadows.
Saying, thinking or feeling "there is", which indeed is the throwing of dark shadows, is not freedom of attachment.
So you're going for a state which you claim is not really fully possible for a living being.
I have already acknowledged this. It is true, one cannot eliminate all attachments while living, but one can realize the subtle attachments that know of
oneness, of omniscience, those of wisdom and of compassion.
This is obvious the moment one understands that life and existence ("impurity") always longs for death and non-existence ("purity"). And both are already here and now at play. Your death will not change that one bit.
My definition of non-existence (purity) is obviously not the same as yours. My definition of purity is to be freed permanently from one's subjective-objective manipulation/management of form "at play." Does this mean the end of sentience, the end of the intellect, the end of self conscious relativism, the end of the causal appearance? Yes.
Or would it be that they are just losing their comprehension skills? Since killing the mind and the contrast was the game, obviously one ends with people hardly in control over their concepts and reasoning. There are a great many examples of people ending like that. Will you make sure you are not ending like that?
I have enough karmic attachments remaining that ensure that my reasoning faculties remain intact. When these karmic attachments end, perhaps I will get attached to Sudoku or Chess :-). Why do you think I come here, to the Genius Forum? To use my mind to go beyond my mind. Thinking, while in the world, does not stop, for it cannot stop.
But sadly, for you, the contrasts would still be there. Without attachments to trouble the water, the contrasts will become even sharper and better defined: painstakingly clear. Attachments are needed to blur it out of existence. This is why ignorance, like drugs, like violence, like the superficial and emotional are all deadening to perception and reason. And what is more pure than reason? Without it one wouldn't even know what purity was, or if one even existed!
Attachments are needed to blur contrasts out of existence? Isn't that the same thing as saying that fire puts out fire? Have you never experienced a still mind where attachments/contrasts do not arise?
Reasoning is indeed as pure a method of communication that two individuals can enjoy when speaking of their individual subjective-objective appearance of things. The moment one begins to rest in the reality of that which brings the subjective-objective appearance of things into awareness that causes reason to exist, however, reasoning, and by default, the appearance, begins its march unto death.