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by AlexW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: You cannot stop thinking
Replies: 20
Views: 226

Re: You cannot stop thinking

Sit in a chair in a still, quiet room, for one hour. Just sit there and don't move and don't think. You will find it impossible to remain thought free for more than ten seconds. This is the equivalent of driving a car with no brakes. The only time there is PEACE (OF MIND) is when you CRASH each nig...
by AlexW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ultimate Reality
Replies: 99
Views: 1520

Re: Ultimate Reality

every conscious perception I have is the conscious experience of matter. There is nothing else to perceive. Well... if "all is matter" then you could as well say "all is consciousness" or "all is gobbledygook". "Matter" becomes a meaningless word if there is nothing but it (not that this is so wron...
by AlexW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 53
Views: 1199

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

I would say that absolute truth does exist but it will remain for ever unknown to us As we just do not have the capacity to understand anything in such profound terms For something to be "absolute" it would have to have no opposite - it would have to be all encompassing, infinite and eternal. It wo...
by AlexW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ultimate Reality
Replies: 99
Views: 1520

Re: Ultimate Reality

Reality must have some attributes even if they cannot be defined because it is all that exists Now what the actual nature of it is is another matter entirely but it has to exist in some form Well, yes, agree, "something" exists... But aren't all attributes only a conceptual interpretation of this e...
by AlexW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ultimate Reality
Replies: 99
Views: 1520

Re: Ultimate Reality

Thoughts are only regarded as non material because of the subjective interpretation of what constitutes material Agree But this is true not only for thought, it is true for everything (material / non-material included) - its always only "subjective interpretation" In reality there is no such distin...
by AlexW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ultimate Reality
Replies: 99
Views: 1520

Re: Ultimate Reality

It is obvious that material existence is not all that exists, but everything else that exists (the non-material) only exists as the product of the human mind How do you know this is not also true for "material existence"? Have you ever directly experienced matter? Or is there simply, what we call t...
by AlexW
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do what you will
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Do what you will

No, it's not a misnomer - ''Self-awareness'' is knowledge KNOWN Knowledge and knowing are one and the same. When it’s raining there is rain, when there is rain it’s raining... Two aspects of one. Knowledge is, knowing is, but there is no knowledge known - the rain is not doing the raining - there i...
by AlexW
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do what you will
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Do what you will

Self & Will are not the same, but when they complement each other a Self-awareness arises. As I see it, awareness is always here/now. But it is not awareness of a separate entity, not of a separate self - there is no awareness of separation - there is only conceptual thought that seems to create se...
by AlexW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do what you will
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Do what you will

Being spontaneous Will manifests Self unadulterated Don't know what you are trying to say... can you please be a bit more specific? Maybe use a few more words linked into proper sentences... Also, you seem to contradict yourself: In your first post you place "Will" on the same level as the "Self" (...
by AlexW
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do what you will
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Do what you will

waechter418 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Do your Will becomes more urgent than ever, as it overrides the restrictions of Dualism and thus enables Selfrealisation
I don't see how "Do your Will" could "enable Selfrealisation"...
Can you please elaborate?
by AlexW
Sun May 05, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is a Soul?
Replies: 45
Views: 1304

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: 966
Views: 13428

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: 215
Views: 4913

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: 966
Views: 13428

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: 966
Views: 13428

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?