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by Dontaskme
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Physical, Life, Consciousness, and The Human Mind—A Preface
Replies: 49
Views: 589

Re: The Physical, Life, Consciousness, and The Human Mind—A Preface

There is no requirement to reason ... That's true. "Requirement," like, "good," "bad," "important" are all relative terms. If there is no end, or purpose, or goal specified, nothing is required, good, bad, or important. If one does not choose to live and succeed, nothing is required. Failure and de...
by Dontaskme
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Meaning and Perception
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Meaning and Perception

What you describe sounds like the block universe idea, where everything that happens exists simultaneously in one big block, and each person's lifeline cuts a path through the block universe over time. I know nothing of the block universe theory, that is, I have never got around to studying the ide...
by Dontaskme
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Meaning and Perception
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Meaning and Perception

The world and all objects are thought of as 'extending in time and space'. They do not. As a dream they have no reality. They exist in no place and no time. All objects 'exist' only as conceptions within the knowing which is one with Consciousness. Consciousness does not move, it is the unmoved mov...
by Dontaskme
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Physical, Life, Consciousness, and The Human Mind—A Preface
Replies: 49
Views: 589

Re: The Physical, Life, Consciousness, and The Human Mind—A Preface

Hey RC, has it ever occurred to you that the Universe is not rational...nor irrational ...? Why would it? Only human beings have the ability to reason. To attribute human nature to the entire universe is absurd. Of course, human beings are part of the universe, so at least that part is rational. It...
by Dontaskme
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 316
Views: 3082

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

It is not logical that a Self cannot understand what it is just because it is what it is. Silent seeing is awareness without a 'thought'. Silent seeing is nothing being everything. 'Thoughts' arise in this nothingness. 'Thought' changes what is into what isn't...'thoughts' become 'things', and yet ...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 35
Views: 296

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

Many drops of water become as one when they come together to form an ocean The wave is a part of the ocean so there is no difference between the two here Consciousness is the whole ocean here, consciousness has no form to form itself..yet takes on an illusory form, so there is no actual thing aggre...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 35
Views: 296

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

You cannot know you know else the immediate knowing would be altered by the new knowing..never quite catching up to what is actually really going on. ''Consciousness'' is all there is, from moment to moment and not even that because Consciousness is beyond time and space. Knowing is in the realm of ...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 35
Views: 296

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

An object is the subject objectifying itself ... the object is never the subject because subject and object are ONE We may think of ourselves as subjects rather than objects but subjects are objects too From the reference frame of the Universe itself we are both - there is no real difference We onl...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Meaning and Perception
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Meaning and Perception

When you say "I DON'T KNOW" you are exposing an Explanatory Gap that lurks in your Philosophy. But you are also saying that you believe you can't Know. I suppose saying you can't Know eliminates the Explanatory Gap for you. But you raise a new Gap because you can't just say that you can't know with...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 48
Views: 576

Re: Free Will

I see no point in asserting superiority over others online because for me that is just a waste of mental energy Also I am not interested in argument only in conversation where all views can be freely and openly expressed I have no problem with the debating style of other posters but the detached ap...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 35
Views: 296

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

While it seems apparent to the knower that there is knowledge known conceptually within this immediate knowing knower one with the knowing. It is not known how this knowing knower knows what it knows because this knower knowing cannot be known by a concept is knows..meaning that all known knowledge ...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 35
Views: 296

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

It's Easy to say nothing exists and it's all just disembodied Concepts floating around in some Oneness concept. But it's very Hard to Explain how this could be true. I'm still working on it though ... But then of course What is TRUTH ?...but a perception of what I BE lieve ''To thine own SELF be tr...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Meaning and Perception
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Re: Meaning and Perception

I don't understand what you mean when you say that Objects don't really exist and that Objects are only Concepts. Do you believe that the Universe is a big Virtual Reality Simulation? An object is a concept known. It is not known who or what knows a concept - and yet knowing is apparent as a concep...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Meaning and Perception
Replies: 23
Views: 159

Meaning and Perception

The world as it is known is not as it appears. In itself, the world is known to be fixed in size with all fixed objects having defined shapes and location relative to each other. The world as it is perceived is not like this. Objects perceived to be 'in the distance' are small and every object appea...
by Dontaskme
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 48
Views: 576

Re: Free Will

I am alone with myself virtually all of the time and while I do not think of it as LOVE like you do it does bring me peace of mind The older I get the more detached I become and it makes me more balanced as a human being psychologically / philosophically Me too, I've silently behind the scenes been...