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by AlexW
Sun May 05, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 529

Re: What is a Soul?

the fact that we cannot detect the soul is not evidence that casts doubt on its existence, but rather, evidence that it exists but is undetectable? This could be a clue... maybe it is "undetectable" because it is not a thing? To detect means to single out, to extract from the flow of experience and...
by AlexW
Sat May 04, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

That stateless state has to be the ''Nothingness'' that is ''Absolute Knowing''...in that life is living itself and functioning automatically without knowing or being self aware that it is functioning at all. Agree - still, I wouldn't call it nothingness... but anyway, doesn't matter... But it is N...
by AlexW
Thu May 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 120
Views: 1091

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Hi Dominik, It depends on how we define soul. The dictionary offers: 1. the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal. If this is correct and souls do not perish (like humans seem to do) then we should maybe reverse the question... Do souls have human beings? To m...
by AlexW
Wed May 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

Alright, I'll just change one illusion for another and say there is nothing outside of knowledge aka language. I would agree if you said "there is no thing" outside of knowledge aka language, but "something" (not a thing) IS. There was "something" there (even this something was not a thing) when yo...
by AlexW
Wed May 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

Dontaskme wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:14 pm
There is nothing outside of the dream.
This is the same as saying “There is nothing outside reality”
You are only calling reality a dream... why?
by AlexW
Wed May 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

I'm just wanting to point out that there is no correct or incorrect way that nonduality can be understood by putting it into words because it's all irrelevant to what is basically this ineffable unknown mystery Sure, agree, there is no one right way of describing It - simply because It is not a thi...
by AlexW
Wed May 01, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

Prestigious colleges and universities still have no idea of what Consciousness is!! It's not an epiphenomenon of brain, yet neuroscience claims it is. Yes, true - I think this is the case because people believe that: thought = consciousness Even though it is quite easy to see that thought arises "i...
by AlexW
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

But you cannot know/experience the Absolute. You are the Absolute Knowing and Being are the same to me. To say "You are the Absolute" is just another concept - its the same as saying "You only know the Absolute" - both are just interpretations and point to same single truth. For any mental maps to ...
by AlexW
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

...the map is the only experience here, albeit an illusory dream object, it's still an experience...no thing is experiencing. To say there is no direct experience of an object as an illusory thought, is to negate the direct experiencer which is awareness. They go together, arise mutually in the sam...
by AlexW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

I don't think there is only one way to put (describe) this, it can be put in many ways...but ultimately the actual direct experience always defaults to the ONE...many authors will appear, yet there can only ever be one reader of every apparent written description. Sure, agree, there are many ways t...
by AlexW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

So, what IS the real and actual Truth, if you can NOT express It? Also, WHY can YOU NOT interpret/conceptualize the Truth? You are repeating yourself - you are asking me again and again to tell you the absolute truth and I always say, no, I can not. Why? Because language, thought, concepts work wit...
by AlexW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

AlexW...When you say 'Absolute Truth' can be known directly. What here is knowing 'Absolute Truth' directly? Is the 'Absolute' knowing itself directly ? or is it known directly as and through a ''concept known'' ? There is no separate knower, nor is there a process of knowing or an object known. Kn...
by AlexW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

Your interpretation of what I have said is so far off the mark that I find it hard to answer to your post... So, through discussions, you say that "it" is NOT possible to discuss I have never said that - of course you can discuss whatever you like, even "it" if you feel like it - I also said you can...
by AlexW
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

So, by discussing that it is NOT possible to discuss and saying that it may actually hold you back from enjoying it, you keep discussing "it", which you say can not discussed/interpreted, which you also say is NOT 'thee Truth', because no one can express 'thee Truth'. Besides all of that you also s...
by AlexW
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 960
Views: 8923

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

Unambiguous facts, which can NOT be refuted, is what I am LOOKING FOR, because this is what I want to also express. Then language might be the wrong tool - you might have to communicate without using words. Look at the animal kingdom - there is communication but no misunderstanding. Why? Because th...