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by seeds
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

_______ (Continued from prior post) All species go extinct. Fact. Now would you rather die peacefully or kicking and screaming? You keep ignoring the possibility that the human brain... (something that took billions of years to arrive at via what I believe were the “guided” processes of evolution) ....
by seeds
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Many times Ramana stated that this realm is not fundamental, but is dependent upon Self. That is, worlds arise and pass within Awareness, not the other way around. Many of the founding fathers of quantum mechanics came to similar conclusions. Yes, and therein lies a problem. Now I am well aware of ...
by seeds
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

It's not the least bit sad and no need for anyone to be depressed about death. Tell that to a mother who just lost her child. If there is no sort of life after death then there is oblivion which means no sadness, no tears, no dashed hopes, no bereavement,... No joy, no discovery, no love, no amazem...
by seeds
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Seeds wrote: The point is that other than being a particularly charismatic purveyor of standard Hindu dogma (most of which is mythological nonsense), The many myths of what we call 'Hinduism' describe ways to God, or good, or how best to live. There is no religion that does not do that or aim to do...
by seeds
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

For a doctrine of Unity all positive metaphysical theories are false. Metaphysical antinomies are constructed out of pairs of such theories, Their falsity would explain their logical absurdity. The correct theory would be neutral. Thus in Sri Ramana Marharshi's view no paradoxes or dilemmas arise. ...
by seeds
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

In what way does the phrase “the Unity of All” offer anything towards resolving the mystery of reality? Good question. One thing it explains the failure in logic of all other theories. Thus it explains why metaphysical problems are undecidable. No other reasonable explanation is available or ever h...
by seeds
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

Thus, a sensible way to approach our dilemma would be to find a “new paradigm” (one that can [hopefully] shed light on that “...single, metaphysical truth...” that lies at the root of the Perennial philosophy). That single truth is the Unity of All. In what way does the phrase “the Unity of All” of...
by seeds
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 65
Views: 1078

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

The point is that other than being a particularly charismatic purveyor of standard Hindu dogma (most of which is mythological nonsense), is there anything else about his teachings that truly represent something earth shattering? If there is, then here is a good opportunity to show it to us. For goo...
by seeds
Thu May 30, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

(Let me coin that right now – “the tiny-toot theory”) Is that ridiculous enough for ya? :D Lemme paraphrase Mr Faraday: 'All this is a dream. Still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too ridiculous to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these, experi...
by seeds
Thu May 30, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train is running away again.

...time is change... Bingo! Pretty much what I say in the book. (Anyone remember that?) There is no more evidence that time is "noumenal" than there is for god. That's not to say that they don't exist, but we can happily get along without either. In the case of 'time' we are not measuring any 'flow...
by seeds
Tue May 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

Allegedly (according to the implications of certain theories), if life and consciousness were not an integral aspect of reality, then dissolving back into a noumenal state is exactly what would happen to the phenomenal features of the universe. ...but only if consciousness operates as the synthetic...
by seeds
Tue May 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

I suggest that Everett’s “Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics” is perhaps the most ridiculous theory in existence (at least in terms of theories that are actually taken seriously by physicists). That being said, I’d be interested in hearing why you think it might possibly be true. Er, w...
by seeds
Sun May 26, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

In other words, we can never directly know or experience (as it really is) the exact nature of the noumenal-like underpinning of reality because any attempt to do so instantly transforms it into phenomena. Quite an unfortunate dilemma for physicists, wouldn’t you agree? For their inquiries perhaps ...
by seeds
Sun May 26, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

You guys seem to be demonstrating how hard it is to avoid what Bohr was referring to in the quote offered by uwot in the OP: “We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images...
by seeds
Sun May 26, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein's train. All change, please.
Replies: 43
Views: 827

Re: Einstein's train. All change, please.

Assuming that the Copenhagen-like and Kantian-like interpretations of reality are correct. People often use Kant to justify the Copenhagen, and use the Copenhagen to justify Kant, but that's actually circular reasoning. I don’t think its circular reasoning to point out a particularly interesting pa...