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by Dimebag
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

It’s quite hard to explain this to someone who hasn’t had this penny drop for them. Here’s how it happened for me. One day, as I was reflecting on the work I was doing, very repetitive work which allows this reflective ability, i was able to notice that, these actions were happening while “I” was w...
by Dimebag
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

It’s quite hard to explain this to someone who hasn’t had this penny drop for them. Here’s how it happened for me. One day, as I was reflecting on the work I was doing, very repetitive work which allows this reflective ability, i was able to notice that, these actions were happening while “I” was wa...
by Dimebag
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Making sense of what the mind really is/n't
Replies: 5
Views: 329

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 real...
by Dimebag
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

Do the eyes see, or does the mind’s eye see what the eyes present? When we dream, where is the dream world presented? The eyes don’t see the dreams. Very good questions Dimebag. The answer to does the eye see is no..the eye does not see, the eye is seen, and by seen it is meant the eye is conceptua...
by Dimebag
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

Do the eyes see, or does the mind’s eye see what the eyes present?

When we dream, where is the dream world presented? The eyes don’t see the dreams.
by Dimebag
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: How to solve a problem like a problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: How to solve a problem like a problem...

Or you can solve a problem by pretending there is no problem. This seems to work for most people. Until the problem grows and it can’t be ignored. Life has a way of slapping you in the face when you try and ignore it. If you remove the one who sees it as a problem, then all there is is a response. ...
by Dimebag
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

This so called real reality full of material objects have no more substance than that of a nightly dream or a movie on a tv screen. An anecdote I relayed elsewhere in-forum... I knew a smart guy who, after a few drinks, would rant about the illusory nature of reality. One of his favorite points was...
by Dimebag
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: the mind/body problem solved
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: the mind/body problem solved

You’re failing to mention that the mind body problem was later expanded to include consciousness, i.e. the hard problem of consciousness. That question has not been settled. How does consciousness arise? is an empirical problem. Do you have a particular phrasing of it in mind? How can we understand...
by Dimebag
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: How to solve a problem like a problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: How to solve a problem like a problem...

Or you can solve a problem by pretending there is no problem. This seems to work for most people. Until the problem grows and it can’t be ignored. Life has a way of slapping you in the face when you try and ignore it. If you remove the one who sees it as a problem, then all there is is a response. ...
by Dimebag
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: the mind/body problem solved
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: the mind/body problem solved

You’re failing to mention that the mind body problem was later expanded to include consciousness, i.e. the hard problem of consciousness. That question has not been settled.
by Dimebag
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

This so called real reality full of material objects have no more substance than that of a nightly dream or a movie on a tv screen. An anecdote I relayed elsewhere in-forum... I knew a smart guy who, after a few drinks, would rant about the illusory nature of reality. One of his favorite points was...
by Dimebag
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

But the problem is, you are awareness, and the imprint awareness leaves is nothing, so if what you are observing is stillness, or the sense of space, you might be on your trail, but even these are subtle observations, not to be confused with what you really are, which is awareness. I like what you ...
by Dimebag
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

The observer seems like a mode of being created by experience feeding back on itself through memory, which creates the sense of a self. Like the Ouroboros, the snake chasing its tail. Eventually if you keep your attention on your self enough, you can catch your own seeing, through memory, it’s like ...
by Dimebag
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: How to solve a problem like a problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: How to solve a problem like a problem...

Cut it off at the root?
by Dimebag
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6257

Re: The observer cannot be observed

The observer is that in which observations arise, so the observer is not separate from that which it observes, yet the observer conceptualises itself as separate from its observations, and so creates its own identity. But all there really is is observing. It’s the heart of all suffering.