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by ..nameless..
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 6855

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

I am now realizing that nameless doesn't seem to be arguing using a critical form of philosophy. Philosophy relies on rational argument, however what you seem to be using to argue is in no means rational. At any point in our conversation that you feel capable of philosophically or scientifically re...
by ..nameless..
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 6855

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

How can someone else's perspective be crap in your world? It all seems to go around, doesn't it? Or maybe not, however you see it... We've already been around this block and I'd rather not be doing it again, the 'cat in the mat' and Schroedinger... Same old thing. I respect your perspective, you ca...
by ..nameless..
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 6855

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

Without a concept of reality, we could not survive. I see it a bit differently... First; We can survive with the love and compassion of others. We do. Some do not. Everything that we 'perceive' is Reality, everything that we 'conceive' is Reality. A 'concept' is a (perceived) 'thought'. Reality exi...
by ..nameless..
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 6855

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

What if I decide to take a hallucinogenic drug, which makes me perceive things which can't possibly be there, All that can be perceived is what is 'there' to perceive. We do not 'create' anything, we 'perceive' what is. That which is perceived exists! That which exists is perceived! Not a thing exi...
by ..nameless..
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 6855

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

Surely if you allow that everything is true, but some of those true things are false, then this becomes paradoxical and can't be said to be axiomatic? Not necessarily. I thought I explained rather clearly how something can be both 'True' and 'false' at the same time. One needs rid oneself of 'condi...
by ..nameless..
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 6855

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

I do but apparently you don't or unwilling to take on board the philosophical objections I've made to you. Ok, let me try again; Everything is True! That is axiomatic! It is only in certain 'contexts' where they can also be false at the same time. One such limited context is the context of philosop...
by ..nameless..
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 6855

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

Apart from this lot that is. Something may be very 'True and applicable' in a religious discussion, or a poetic discussion, but this venue is philosophy/science. We deliberately limit the game in specific venues! It is in this venue that I respond. Something can be philosophical crap and still be t...
by ..nameless..
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 6855

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

“The search for knowledge is like the search for true love... – Raam Gokhale All poetic, but this guy has obviously not received the critical update on the New Universal definition of 'Knowledge'; "Knowledge is the perception of 'that which Is!" Everything exists! Everything Is! That is what we all...
by ..nameless..
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: In the Beginning...
Replies: 67
Views: 12889

Re: In the Beginning...

The thing I find most painful about writing on this website is that everything I write is no more true than what I am writing against. Its like I have to pretend to hold opinions that I don't in fact hold. I have to adopt views, not because I hold them, but because it is important for other people ...
by ..nameless..
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does God ---- Do unto others?
Replies: 15
Views: 3356

Re: Does God ---- Do unto others?

Greatest I am wrote:Thanks for this.
You're welcome!
namaste'
by ..nameless..
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does God ---- Do unto others?
Replies: 15
Views: 3356

Re: Does God ---- Do unto others?

I see the bible as a book of wisdom that helped me force my apotheosis and I do have respect for it even as I use it against Christians. You express what you have gleaned in a way that I would not but I think I follow you. You sound Gnostic to me. Are you? Or how do you label yourself if you do. I ...
by ..nameless..
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Aesthetic insights from spiritual practice?
Replies: 22
Views: 4627

Re: Aesthetic insights from spiritual practice?

Quote: All love is 'Self!' love! All judgment is 'Self!' judgment! All hate is 'Self!' hate! All knowledge is 'Self Knowledge'!!! This does not leave much room to draw any distinctions does it? I'm not sure to whom I respond here (seeker?), but; There is literally all the room in the world to draw ...
by ..nameless..
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Universal definition of "art"?
Replies: 34
Views: 8186

Re: Universal definition of "art"?

Pluto wrote:I sometimes think we're all 'Masters' in different degrees of losing our Mastership.
I guess If 'mastership' is equated with 'innocence'... but even 'innocence' can be regained!
by ..nameless..
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Aesthetic insights from spiritual practice?
Replies: 22
Views: 4627

Re: Aesthetic insights from spiritual practice?

Isn't telling somebody that you ignore them a contradiction in itself? :) Also, I think that "ignore" lists are for people who lack the character and moral strength to actually ignore. 8) Whatever... The great Acarya Maitreya says in his Saptadasa-bhumi-sastra-yogacarya: "Before accepting a challen...
by ..nameless..
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does God ---- Do unto others?
Replies: 15
Views: 3356

Re: Does God ---- Do unto others?

True. What insight have you gleaned? What a generous invitation to let this ego run amok! Hahahaha!! I shall assume your's a sincere question, so I'll respond in kind. One gleefully gleaned 'gleaning'; All love is 'Self!' love! All judgment is 'Self!' judgment! All hate is 'Self!' hate! All knowled...