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by Atla
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ultimate Reality
Replies: 99
Views: 1570

Re: Ultimate Reality

There is in all religion and mysticism, as well as most philosophy and science, a premise that assumes there is something behind, or underneath the reality of the world as it is directly perceived (seen, heard, felt, smelled, or tasted) that is in some way more real than the world directly perceive...
by Atla
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: What is consciousness to you?

f12hte wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:16 pm
We are born "blank slates"
No we are not, only partially, anyone with a rudimentary understanding of neuroscience/psychology/gene expression knows that.
by Atla
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: x
Replies: 92
Views: 993

Re: The Meaning of Life - Original New Theory (Prt 1)

The reason no one has ever satisfactorily solved this conundrum before is the simple fact, which no one has ever realised, is that this world in which we all live, should never have existed at all. Something in our past went hideously wrong and created this twisted reality. Rubbish. The belief that...
by Atla
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: the Sun is God
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: the Sun is God

When you gaze at a star (or at a ball lightning), does it in a rudimentary, empty sense "gaze back"? Many people who encountered ball lightning describe having felt "being watched". Stars and ball lightnings are more or less spherical and electrical like the human mind, just pretty much void of "con...
by Atla
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do what you will
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Do what you will

....arguable the most common and certainly most original manner of Selfrealisation got in the course of mans histories discriminated as outcrop of ego, defamed as antisocial and reprimanded as immoral, whereas Self suffered denials and Will became synonymous with wishes and desires. There have been...
by Atla
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2285

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

Atla wrote: Making meanings is what we do, but in the end this too is meaningless (void of meaning, I don't mean it in a negative sense). But there is no end for people as long as there are people. It's only dead people who cannot tell the difference between meaning and meaningless.Live people can ...
by Atla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2285

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

Atla wrote: It's life that's somewhat depressing or disappointing, not death. This is it, life doesn't amount to anything more (though there might turn out to be exceptions to this, maybe we'll see). It's your life's work to make meanings. It's not supposed to be easy. Making meanings is what we do...
by Atla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2285

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

The Perennial philosophy confirms that there is nothing for the individual after death, which can be somewhat depressing. All the memories and experiences of this human will be lost, and it's all pretty meaningless anyway. It's not the least bit sad and no need for anyone to be depressed about deat...
by Atla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2285

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

roydop thinks however that this world isn't fundamental reality, so humanity should just commit suicide, cease to exist. If Ramana too thought that this isn't fundamental reality, then he was simply delusional. But I doubt that that's what he meant. It's very definitely not what he meant. For the P...
by Atla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: How can I reach certainty about some things and obtain peace of mind?

It's been a while since I started reflecting on certainty and got lost in a dark path of uncertainty. I believe language has great influence on my problems with certainty, since using it is the way we make sense of things. I went into a skeptical-like state (much like Descartes) and I just can't se...
by Atla
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2285

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. _______...
by Atla
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 48526

Re: What could make morality objective?

No. You really are obtuse, stuck in your own self-confirmatory circle and impervious to reason. Happiness. Why are you wasting days of your life trying to seriously argue with this Timeseeker/Logik/Univalence/whatever-other-nicks-he-has retard? Fair point. Too much time on my hands? And ex-teacher'...
by Atla
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 1817
Views: 48526

Re: What could make morality objective?

Back in the same obtuse circle: murder is wrong, because I'll be arrested if I commit murder. Why will I be arrested if I commit murder? Because people think murder is wrong, and have laws to punish it. Substitute 'a homosexual act' for 'murder', and see how that works out. Your counter-argument is...
by Atla
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 41
Views: 991

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Panpsychism and panspiritism are a huge step in the right direction. However they still carry the fatal flaw of all Western "philosophy": dualistic thinking. They are talking about fundamental consciousness and the material universe being inherent in each other. That's sort of correct, but they are...
by Atla
Tue May 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 34
Views: 710

Re: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?

To your presumption of ME believing the underlined part is imposing on me a belief I accuse others of, not something I hold. I don't approve of religious origin theories in the least and so my answer was to express that nature CANNOT have a special causation....thus 'nothing' is the only possibilit...