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by AlexW
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 946
Views: 8164

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: 946
Views: 8164

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: 946
Views: 8164

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: 946
Views: 8164

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: 946
Views: 8164

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: 946
Views: 8164

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: 946
Views: 8164

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...
by AlexW
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 946
Views: 8164

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

There really is NO use in me "investigating", and getting it WRONG, when you can just TELL me directly, (through 'direct experience', maybe?) what the actual and real True ANSWER IS. I don't agree. I think that investigating and finding your own answer is important. It is important to investigate u...
by AlexW
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 946
Views: 8164

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

Done that already. Now I am attempting to bring that back, with language. It is like you are asking me to takes notes, and then using language respond to your questions, but when I do, you then tell me that that is just a story. Are you aware that I can NOT answer your questions without using langu...
by AlexW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 946
Views: 8164

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

Considering I have got the answers WRONG, from your perspective, WHAT are the Right answers? It's not at all difficult - only thought makes things difficult. I am not asking you to solve a riddle, simply look and note what you see. As long as what you see is conceptual (e.g. "cup on desk") go one s...
by AlexW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 946
Views: 8164

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

When looking at this cup on the desk in front of you (or any other object that might be on your desk) what exactly do you see? Particles of matter positioned in a particular way, with space around them. That's pure thought story - not direct experience. Through the eyes on this human body physical t...
by AlexW
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 946
Views: 8164

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

This may be True but how does this actually work/happen? If, for example, an elephant is being observed, then how is that elephant NOT separate and NOT external to the Observer. The elephant is after all being observed and SEEN, from WITHIN a human body. OK... how does it work... Well... I guess yo...
by AlexW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 946
Views: 8164

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

One thing I do NOT understand is when you say the Mind is the Being, the Observer, the SEEING, as well as the observed but state there are NO things. How can the Mind be ALL, but ultimately there is NOTHING? It seems to me that if it works for you then you pick apart every single word (meaning you ...
by AlexW
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 946
Views: 8164

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

Only through working TOGETHER, with the apparent 'separate entity' of 'human being' can I be HEARD, RECOGNIZED, AND ACCEPTED for Who 'I' Truly am. Why would "I" need acceptance? Why would "I" need to be "HEARD, RECOGNIZED, AND ACCEPTED"? The above applies to egos, for the thought made self, not for...
by AlexW
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is time?
Replies: 229
Views: 1845

Re: What is time?

It seems to me you're merely making the trivial distinction between thinking and perceiving and dressing this trivia with words like real life and map. Merely confusing. How else do you think you can know reality if not via direct perception? The key to understanding is not ruminating but living li...