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by Dimebag
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness = Self-awareness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: Consciousness = Self-awareness?

This doesn’t seem like a total realisation of this nondual perspective, but maybe a small beginning. Maybe an “early return”, before I’m cooked? What exactly do you think has to be cooked? The mind? Thought? Your perspective? And what exactly should be the outcome/benefit? Its not about achieving a...
by Dimebag
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness = Self-awareness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: Consciousness = Self-awareness?

After another thought, and another listen to that Rupert video, I feel that the subject, which is the observer, and the objects, which are the observations, must collapse back together. To realise that, the observations and the one who is observing are one, therefore no subject object distinction. T...
by Dimebag
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness = Self-awareness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: Consciousness = Self-awareness?

I have been struggling with this to an extent the last few months, or rather, a struggle had been observed, but I came across this video by Rupert Spira which illustrates it nicely. https://youtu.be/H-SEfK4uFa8 Now I would have to say, it is observed that this struggle has occurred, but the struggle...
by Dimebag
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Making sense of what the mind really is/n't
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Making sense of what the mind really is/n't

The first half of his video was a beautiful pointer, but then he brought in the concept of wetiko, which is supposedly the native Americans word for westerners who came to them, infected with a kind of selfishness disease. Is he trying to say that these Native American populations had non dual reali...
by Dimebag
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness = Self-awareness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: Consciousness = Self-awareness?

Once this is seen that the other is not other, and all is self, or rather that they are not two, or nondual, then theoretically this spaciousness could occupy everything and everywhere, allowing a vastness of awareness rather than the point-like existence of the detached dualistic observer. To unde...
by Dimebag
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness = Self-awareness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: Consciousness = Self-awareness?

What is the difference between observing and experiencing? memory -Imp Does this mean that one cannot remember what is observed? Or rather is it what one has experienced that can’t be stored in memory? We have different internal lenses which serve to act as different perspectives for our own experi...
by Dimebag
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness = Self-awareness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: Consciousness = Self-awareness?

Is there a difference between consciousness and self-awareness? If so what? To some degree self-consciousness can be observed or measured in others, but is this the same as consciousness? And if consciousness is not the same as self-awareness, then what is the difference? What do you think? Self-aw...
by Dimebag
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The myth of man made law and authority.
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: The myth of man made law and authority.

Ultimately it is force that counts. As long as it is advantageous to yourself, you talk of law. When the law fails, you use force. May the farce be with you. Laws without enforcement are hollow, without any consequences no one has any negative incentives to follow laws. Laws are there to restrict p...
by Dimebag
Fri May 15, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Misery Self
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: The Misery Self

Yes, well said. The key to everything is awareness, especially of thoughts and how they drag you into the story of you vs the world. Its all you can actually do, stay alert, the switch to make this state the new normal has to fall on its own - its like learning to ride a bike, its not something one...
by Dimebag
Fri May 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Misery Self
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: The Misery Self

Who told you - you are depressed, who told you - you are miserable, who told you - you are a sinner ? Notice that to be able to ask yourself these questions there has to be two appearances of the concept ( YOU ) within the question. :o In reality there is not two of you is there, there is only one ...
by Dimebag
Fri May 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Misery Self
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: The Misery Self

Who told you - you are depressed, who told you - you are miserable, who told you - you are a sinner ? Notice that to be able to ask yourself these questions there has to be two appearances of the concept ( YOU ) within the question. :o In reality there is not two of you is there, there is only one ...
by Dimebag
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences
Replies: 81
Views: 27611

Re: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences

In regard to self vs other I have a short conceptual explanation which helps me a little, though don’t expect it to collapse the distinction through this conceptual knowing. Here is the way I look at it. You, which is nothing but awareness, have layers of experience which are superimposed upon you, ...
by Dimebag
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we find a memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 3235

Re: How do we find a memory?

Maybe we don’t find the memories, maybe they find us. Either when they are called for, by the environment, they make themselves known, or, if they come about of their own accord, the process is the same.
by Dimebag
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The emergence of expeirnce
Replies: 47
Views: 2361

Re: The emergence of expeirnce

That is correct. They are missing mind. Why? Because of coherence in motion . As I mentioned there is nothing between X and Y and nothing cannot possibly coherently cause Y considering the fact that X is gone and no information about X could possibly exist in nothing. Please explain what exactly yo...
by Dimebag
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The emergence of expeirnce
Replies: 47
Views: 2361

Re: The emergence of expeirnce

I still don’t understand the X to Y argument for mind. Bahman, could you please explain the argument in less abstract terms more psychologically and neurobiologically? For starters, what are these 2 “states of affairs” in terms of a brain, or one’s psychology? Why must these 2 states of affairs cha...