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by Belinda
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Ronald Beiner and his book "Dangerous Minds"
Replies: 58
Views: 580

Re: Ronald Beiner and his book "Dangerous Minds"

Alizia wrote: A Marxian ideology, combined with a materialistic-scientific view of reality, becomes a combined power that can only see man, and life, as a means to an end. Not necessarily. Not all Marxixts are burdened with hubris. Obviously, I am overall interested in a European renovation and my h...
by Belinda
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 637
Views: 4617

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Ego has a role as a driver and motivator but, once it has pulled one off one's derriere, our best moments are those when we release some measure of the controls of self awareness and allow ourselves to fall into flow. Mine are, anyway :)
That pretty well sums it up, Greta. Happily too :)
by Belinda
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Ronald Beiner and his book "Dangerous Minds"
Replies: 58
Views: 580

Re: Ronald Beiner and his book "Dangerous Minds"

Morality survives multiplication of moral myths. So... This suggests you believe "morality" is objective and transcends all particular "moral myths" (or, you would say, religions, maybe?). If so, what is the substance of this "objectivity"? But after you throw out all concepts of intelligent creati...
by Belinda
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 637
Views: 4617

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Good essay from Logik I entirely agree.

Greta wrote:
Most of our lives' most enjoyable moments and best achievements come while our internal focus is dwarfed by our external focus.
Except for sensual moments ? Sensual moments however aren't achievements, or are they?
by Belinda
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 637
Views: 4617

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Greta wrote: It's a balance. You need your shield because there really are threats out there - but hyper-reactivity is wasted energy and creates unrest that is not needed in already overheated and overcrowded societies. Yes. And reason governs both love and fear so thank goodness we have a natural f...
by Belinda
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Ronald Beiner and his book "Dangerous Minds"
Replies: 58
Views: 580

Re: Ronald Beiner and his book "Dangerous Minds"

Alizia,The fate of aphids is to be milked by ants. Europeans are not aphids but in many cases are all too attached to ideologies. The demise of religion as it affects decent Europeans has not made us criminal or selfish any more or less than Europeans were during the age of faith. Morality survives ...
by Belinda
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3642

Re: The Wrong God

Dontaskme wrote:
I prefer nameless but then what can the mind do with nothing?

Enter the phantom.
Yes. As soon as humans crystallise such an idea in language the idea loses its purity. Great art is what in some measure retains a smidgin of purity whilst it expresses the idea.
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by Belinda
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Irish 'multiculturalism'
Replies: 60
Views: 651

Re: Irish 'multiculturalism'

Plantations of Ireland. Plantations in 16th- and 17th-century Ireland involved the confiscation of land by the English crown and the colonisation of this land with settlers from the island of Great Britain. There had already been smaller-scale immigration to Ireland as far back as the 12th century, ...
by Belinda
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3642

Re: The Wrong God

Ramu, I can understand that point of view. I have read better explanations of it; better because they employ more creative vocabularies. Isn't there an Eastern term for what you call consciousness. Or may be some poetry or a picture? Other terms are Source, God, Being, True Self, Brahman, The Absol...
by Belinda
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3642

Re: The Wrong God

Ramu, I can understand that point of view. I have read better explanations of it; better because they employ more creative vocabularies. Isn't there an Eastern term for what you call consciousness. Or may be some poetry or a picture?
by Belinda
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 637
Views: 4617

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

The question then comes from the OP, what might prompt people to be reluctant to give up their shields? Fear of the unknown is the No.1 reason as far as I can tell. The 2nd reason is diminishing returns - it's too much effort to change. Combine those into fear of change and it's just another extinc...
by Belinda
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3642

Re: The Wrong God

Ramu wrote: You can't go further back than Consciousness as it is First Order. Everything else..(something) is all occurring within Consciousness. This is not what 'consciousness' means to me and others. It would be better for explaining your theory if you were to use the same lexicon as others. Ult...
by Belinda
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3642

Re: The Wrong God

Ask the questioneer. . There is no questioner; there is only asking of the question. Thus non duality tends away from personal responsibility which originates in intuition that the subject is a person, a self, a subject of the asking. Responsiblity is an appearance within the subject also an appear...
by Belinda
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3642

Re: The Wrong God

Dontaskme wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:59 am
Logik wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:56 am
Dontaskme wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:54 am
There are only Questions.
What's a "question" ?
Ask the questioneer.

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There is no questioner; there is only asking of the question. Thus non duality tends away from personal responsibility which originates in intuition that the subject is a person, a self, a subject of the asking.
by Belinda
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3642

Re: The Wrong God

Roydop wrote: ---- pure Awareness, Can "pure Awareness " occur only during wakefulness, or also during dreams, or drowsiness? Can it happen during episodes of depression? Can pure Awareness be induced by mind-altering drugs? Is experience of pure Awareness evidence of a supernatural form of being? I...