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by AlexW
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

This argument can be broken down to a simple contradiction: You claim there is no division in reality yet seek to divide thought from reality when it is an inherent phenomenon which emerges from reality. If all is connected and there is no seperation you cannot seperate thought from reality. I neve...
by AlexW
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

False a line can be broken down into infinite lines with each line as manifesting further lines. Finiteness is multiple infinities where 1,2,3 or more lines is in fact multiple infinities. "A line can be broken down into infinite lines" only if the line itself is already infinite - but this breakin...
by AlexW
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

In observing a thought one can observe, through self reflection, that nothing occurs behind it except a certain formlessness. This formlessness is the gap between one thought and another much in the same manner a gap in memory results in the seperation between memories. Thus a thought lies behind a...
by AlexW
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

Being aware of x reduces x to a thought. If all one can be aware of are thoughts (I guess this is what you are saying with the above?) ... then how do you know there even is an "x" previous to thought? Its perfectly impossible to know... (yes, you can speculate, but you could never know for sure) A...
by AlexW
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

Experience is thus subject to grades. No, only the mental/conceptual interpretation of parts of experience is - and as there really are no parts (besides the ones that we invent within our minds) DE is as such not subject to grades. The act of experience is the immersion itself therefore there are ...
by AlexW
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

You said: "As I see it, there are no degrees of immersion" Then said: "Sure, there are grades of immersion" Yes, I see how that might confuse the reader... The first instance (A): "there are no degrees of immersion" concerns direct experience as a whole, while the second instance (B): "Sure, there ...
by AlexW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

The degree to which they are sensed. A gust of wind on the skin that is barely felt compared to one which is felt without doubt necessitates one experience as more immersive then another. This degree of immersion relates to the perfection of the experience as one experience is experienced more in f...
by AlexW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 865

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

Good catch with "seems" It also seems that we have free will, which cannot be the case. The mind can only conceive that which it has previously experienced, but that doesn't mean you can only conceive of a particular person after you've met them, for example, it just means you have to remix previou...
by AlexW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

And all concepts appear though an emergence, perfection emerges from the empirical. While concepts are an attempt at explaining and interpreting direct experience, the idea that (any part of) this experience is either perfect or imperfect is nothing but (self) deception. What is perfect or imperfec...
by AlexW
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute
Replies: 19
Views: 171

Re: Perfection is Both Relative and Absolute

4. Perfection is an idea. It only exists as a concept.
by AlexW
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 865

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

Is something to nothing equally possible? If yes, then will you provide an explanation and/or example? Within the mind, within the realm of thought, everything is (or rather: seems) possible... Outside of the mind, with no thought arising, possibilities are of no concern - there is neither somethin...
by AlexW
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 865

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

Where do people get these faulty beliefs? I happen to be one of those 'uniovular' twins [ie, 'identical'] and of a family of a few of them. One of my older twin sisters died. The other is still alive. I am glad she is alive :-) But, coming back to the issue: how do you justify "right" if there is n...
by AlexW
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Mind has no location
Replies: 94
Views: 3253

Re: Mind has no location

dxoutkast wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:53 pm 3) you have a mind, so whatever you are, your mind is.
Is this not just another way of saying "you are what you think/believe you are" ?
by AlexW
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 865

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

You don't come from nothing when you're born and you don't turn into nothing when you die. The pattern changes, that is all. All the same stuff, including energy, still exists, only in different form. Only patterns can begin or end and only then in relation to the purposes we use them for. Sure, it...
by AlexW
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing
Replies: 101
Views: 865

Re: Principle of causality does not apply to nothing

Prove that you cannot die. He is expressing that if it is possible (a conditional) that something CAN become nothing, such as person who dies and is no longer who they were, then why can it not also be rational to presume the opposite, that we can be born? I guess there are multiple ways of answeri...