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by haribol acharya
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The meaning of life?
Replies: 86
Views: 9918

Re: The meaning of life?

There is no meaning of life. Life is life and no meaning it can have. Just living it and no need to philosophize it at all. Life is a flow, a stream and we are not given the capacity to know the “whys”. Our brain capacity is limited and what we think and act cannot go beyond these physical peripheri...
by haribol acharya
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What are the advantages to behaving morally?
Replies: 52
Views: 9476

Re: What are the advantages to behaving morally?

That man is by nature good and compassionate is evident from certain human traits and characteristics observable in his day-to-day dealings with the rest of his fellow beings. Some of the aspects of morality emanate from religious sentiments but even keeping religion out-of-the-way man is still ethi...
by haribol acharya
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Russell Now!
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Russell Now!

Russell indeed was a rational thinker and he is still widely read both by philosophers and ordinary readers. He indeed was the only philosopher who had no any theory or dogma. He had written philosophical in the language of the common man enabling us to comprehend it otherwise incomprehensible compl...
by haribol acharya
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is consciousness analyzable and measurable?
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Is consciousness analyzable and measurable?

Everyone is unique and is distinctly designed. It seems there is a designer. If there is a designer what he or she is like? A Christian or Jewish or Islamic or Hindu God. My rational mind does not conceive or at least I cannot believe in such a personal God. All scriptural descriptions of God(s) are...
by haribol acharya
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can / will science answer the question of existence?
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Can / will science answer the question of existence?

That we exist is realizable or understandable. We have a feeling, a sensation to claim we exist physically. We have a space that accommodates us. We have been living with the rest of loving beings, eating, drinking, breathing, and breeding. Yet our existence is limited by death, a truth we have to u...
by haribol acharya
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, I'm a theist and atheist at the same time
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: Hello, I'm a theist and atheist at the same time

Maybe you are agnostic, unsure whether there is a deity or no deity. Yes many are unsure about theism and atheism since there is no proof about it
by haribol acharya
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do you believe in yourself?
Replies: 17
Views: 3001

Re: Do you believe in yourself?

This is a philosophical question and most of what is said and could be said are assumptive, that is to say, there can be no benchmarks other than sensory perceptions. In Hinduism all we see is or do is nothing other than the spider's net and the net is expanded or contracted depending on the desire ...
by haribol acharya
Tue May 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 56
Views: 6062

Re: Why is Consciousness

Consciousness is something that distinguishes us from the animal kingdom, though animals too have it but in different ways. Consciousness is a response to stimuli though in our cases in a subtler way compared to animals. Maybe or maynot be it is arises from physical apparatuses. It is divinized, spi...
by haribol acharya
Sun May 21, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 13108

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

We humans are enigmatic beings for we have consciousness, animals too may have, and that distinguishes us from the rest of animals. The only tool we have that keeps us much over and above the animal kingdom is we can think. Animals do raise such funny questions and have little to do with God or heav...
by haribol acharya
Fri May 19, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Non –Locality, Consciousness and the existence of God
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: Non –Locality, Consciousness and the existence of God

True. The thing I want to put forward for discussion is some of us, who are updated with the latest findings of science, resort to science and others may not satisfy themselves with this and want to delve deeper into the topic of existence. It is such a grave issue it does not tire us of discussion ...
by haribol acharya
Fri May 19, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Non –Locality, Consciousness and the existence of God
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Non –Locality, Consciousness and the existence of God

All who study philosophy or take an interest in philosophy cannot remain aloof from the idea of consciousness. Panels of neuro-scientists, physicists, biologists discuss this every time they have the opportunity to do so for it is such a subject few can afford to isolate himself or herself from aski...
by haribol acharya
Fri May 19, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 13108

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

This question is untenable. For God is over and above all human attributes. This is a brainchild of the entity that suffers a thousand limitations. God is not an entity definable by human understanding and perceptions. The question you are asking born of your and of course it can be everybody's, dou...
by haribol acharya
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Comparing religions
Replies: 34
Views: 4340

Re: Comparing religions

I am an avid reader and it ranges a great deal from science to philosophy and from religions to psychologies. However in recent times I am more engrossed in theologies. What interests me in theology is it helps me to map the mind or level of thinking of people who lived thousands of years ago. I wan...
by haribol acharya
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Vedanta

Life is uncertain and no matter what advances we have in science, medicines we are helpless mortals. From the day we are on this planet our time remains limited and we will have to follow the course of all those who died previous to us. What we have seen will be immaterial at the end of the day. Bot...
by haribol acharya
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Simple Theory for God
Replies: 189
Views: 16432

Re: A Simple Theory for God

God and godliness are not necessarily mutually one and the same, though they can be mutually inclusive. All that what you said relates to a state of Godliness, a kind of interconnectedness, ubiquity, permeability and the like. Our classical argument is a personal God, a Biblical God, a God that send...