surreptitious57 wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:35 pm
I think I only occupy a physical body. I do not think there is a spiritual dimension to my existence that continues after my death
The energy and matter that I am composed of will carry on existing after it but they are physical not spiritual. I think existence
is eternal for absolute nothing cannot exist eternally. Human existence however is just an infinitesimal part of existence per se
We just don't know or can say for certainty that ''Human existence however is just an infinitesimal part of existence per se''....we can't know that for sure..but what we do know is that the universe has become consciously aware of itself as and through the human mind body mechanism...and so if the human is an infinitesimal part of existence ..then why would the intent of the universe bother to evolve to such a peak of being capable of self-awareness so evolved that it knows it is experiencing the colour red.?...how can such information that has evolved the universe to be self-aware ever be lost, or seen as insignificant as to say the human experience is an infinitesimal part of existence?... It seems no other physical organism on earth is self-aware with the capacity to communicate via a universal language which is inherent and unique to humans.
I don't think it's worth getting too hung up about man-made concepts which are just language tools we use as pointers for communicating what is basically the ineffable.
I don't know if anyone agrees with me, but I believe there is absolutely nothing known about reality and existence beyond human language. So anything we do say is just an imagined man-made made-up story about it.
The word spiritual can mean so many things to different people according to their culture and beliefs.
But what I'm pertaining to by using the word 'spiritual' is that which is ''intangible'' and beyond description laid out via language/knowledge ... So, the Steve question of how do we experience the colour RED
desires an answer, it's the intent of the universe to want to know every detail about itself.
We can't just say we are physical beings without a comparison to distinguish what physical actually is , otherwise the physical would have no meaning whatsoever.
Also, what we do know as conscious beings is that we know things only as language dictates, we don't know what is being conscious.We know we are conscious, but we don't know what consciousness is.