Actually there's not even that.
As long as phenomena appears it's empty.
and empty is empty.
Dennis: Heidegger's 'clearing' is Zen's 'nothing'.
Are you 'in' your Life Pye.
What's the mood?
Is it dragging you along?
Given you are the project of you imagining.
Is the projection working out?
Are you 'pulling it off'?
Getting the most out of it?
Is it thrilling?
Dennis: Words have meaning. They point to external referents — things that exist outside themselves in the real world: agents, actions, and objects. It is their “about-ness,” their correspondence to something lying beyond a system of signs, that allows them to mean something.
Being is no thing.
Dennis wrote:This distinction concerning 'thinking/language'
was shanghaid by the new age sharks
'you are what you think'
'think and grow rich'
shackling of Being.
At night, when I 'snuggle into the doona' and the days events stream by,
there's a cognition,
'what the fuck was I thinking'
I fucked up at some point usually,
I get to admit it.
warmth and compassion radiates,
absence of meaning is a wonderful promise for 'tomorrow brings'
the way is littered with failings
Mind and object have never been apart.
may as well be friendly.
getting to know you
getting to know all about you.
Dennis: How I fuck up is putting labels on people and brush past them and in so doing miss the opportunity to actually listen to what they are caring about and thereby lose the conscious contact that unconceals those very nuances of being that are so inspiring.
It's so expensive living in the machine, time out for Being gets taken away.
In your University role have you come across a book by Afrikan Spir called 'thoughts and reality' (english translation).
It's said to have influenced Nietshcke.
Dennis: no thing means not finite.
obviously there's an 'engine room' happening uncontactable by the senses,
contactable by Reason.
Rather than trying to generate 'meaning' on finite things that can't always 'be there' because of transformation.
Let's make our meaning conscious contact with the 'engine room'.
Some days I do 'grumpy' really well.
Dennis Mahar wrote:cousinbasil wrote:What do you make of Rhonda Byrne's The Secret?
empty and meaningless.
Dennis wrote:Books like 'the secret' assume that a separate self can actually do something.
Alan: Well, last week we showed you how to be a gynaecologist. And this week on 'How to Do It' we're going to learn how to play the flute, how to split the atom, how to construct box girder bridges and how to irrigate the Sahara and make vast new areas cultivatable, but first, here's Jackie to tell you how to rid the world of all known diseases.
Jackie: Hello Alan.
Alan: Hello Jackie.
Jackie: Well, first of all become a doctor and discover a marvelous cure for something, and then, when the medical world really starts to take notice of you, you can jolly well tell them what to do and make sure they get everything right so there'll never be diseases any more.
Alan: Thanks Jackie, that was great.
Alan: Now, how to play the flute. (picking up a flute) Well you blow in one end and move your fingers up and down the outside.
Noel: Great Alan. Well, next week we'll be showing you how black and white people can live together in peace and harmony, and Alan will be over in Moscow showing you how to reconcile the Russians and the Chinese. Til then, cheerio
Dennis writes: the freedom to be grumpy or whatever mood shows up is authentic.
Dennis: If reality is free of intrinsic meaning, it's ludicrous for human being to shackle itself to stories that ascribe intrinsic meaning to anything.
Dennis: It's like a person only truly appreciates life fully if they 'know' death fully.
culture looks like,
a gathering of crows strung out along a wire,
chattering 'catch-phrases' at each other.
containing each other in a 'holding pattern'.
the enormity of the swindle.
It's that kind of cognition that once realised,
freedom of being.
Dennis wrote:it's empty and meaningless that it's empty and meaningless