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by PeteJ
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?
Replies: 41
Views: 786

Re: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?

If it's okay with you I'll just repeat my book recommendation. It's all there.
by PeteJ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics = Maya
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Mathematics = Maya

Hmm. I wonder if this is the same as saying Information=Maya.
by PeteJ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?
Replies: 41
Views: 786

Re: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?

Love without reciprocity, works and deeds, according to scriptures and Jesus’ own words, not that a supernatural Jesus ever existed, is not a true love. All you need to do, to know the truth of that notion; is to look at your own standards of love. You would not love someone who does not return tha...
by PeteJ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On simplicity of God
Replies: 45
Views: 971

Re: On simplicity of God

I would suggest a study of the Christian doctrine of Divine Simplicity and a study of non-dualism. If we're using the word 'God' to refer to the Ultimate, or to Reality as it is for a fundamental analysis, then it is free of all distinction and division. This is what it means to say the Universe is ...
by PeteJ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 67
Views: 1129

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

The point is that other than being a particularly charismatic purveyor of standard Hindu dogma (most of which is mythological nonsense), is there anything else about his teachings that truly represent something earth shattering? If there is, then here is a good opportunity to show it to us. _______...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 104
Views: 32698

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Belinda wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Philosophy of Mind is a branch of philosophy that has become smaller since the advent of modern neuroscience.
I think what you mean is that some neuroscientists think this. It remains for them to prove it.
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.
Replies: 92
Views: 1453

Re: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.

This sort of disagreement reminds me how important it is that we study metaphysics. If we do then we discover that the OP's view is logically sound and demonstrably so, while opponents are bound to find metaphysics useless and confusing having rejected the only view that works. This is all demonstra...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Just another belief system.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Just another belief system.

Nonduality is not a belief system. This is exactly and precisely what it is not.

Of course, many believe without knowing, but those who know are not relying on a belief system. The entire idea is to transcend the believer-believed distinction.
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The thoughts of Nisargadatta Maharaj
Replies: 201
Views: 7649

Re: The thoughts of Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both.” Nisargadatta Maharaj This is refreshing discussion. Your comments on love make me think you'd like the writings of Paul Ferrini. I expe...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is consciousness deep within the human brain?
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: Is consciousness deep within the human brain?

Report of speech given by Karl Pribram, neurophysiologist. ‘One can no more hope to find consciousness by digging into the brain than one can find gravity by digging into the earth’s centre’. In Robert Peperell ‘Between phenomenology and neuroscience’ A report of the ‘Towards a Science of Consciousn...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 961
Views: 10091

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

Humans harmful behaviors against their environment and against other humans and species is as archaic as the advent of modern humans. As humans settled and human societies emerged, conflicts and damages due to those harmful behaviors impaired the whole society. so humans devised god or gods and rel...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1341

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

PeteJ, "I don't mean to be difficult but I'm unable to understand your point, How can anything be described without using verbs? " You could try it Pete it's fun. Besides maps, dances, and pictures there is fun to be had with language. A noun may be turned into a verb and a verb may be turned into ...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1341

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

Perhaps you could demonstrate how to explain, say, a rock without using verbs. Perhaps you are agreeing with the argument being made? You can't explain what things are, only how they behave. One could almost label you an anti-realist. I don't mean to be difficult but I'm unable to understand your p...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1341

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

I see. So if a person cannot explain something without using any verbs they are a fool. Is that it? Your words. Not mine. Are you aware verbs are required for sentences? Why do you need verbs if you are only going to tell me what philosophy IS? Surely you only need verbs if you are going to tell me...
by PeteJ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 108
Views: 1341

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

I have no idea how this could be done. Then it's only fair to conclude that you have no idea what you are even asking; or why you are even asking it. I see. So if a person cannot explain something without using any verbs they are a fool. Is that it? Are you aware verbs are required for sentences?