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by Nikolai
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Nameless, One can always see it from that perspective; a sip of water 'liberates' a mouth of it's dryness. Knowledge 'liberates' you from ignorance... Yes, its just one thing after another. We move from ignorance to knowledge, back to ignorance and back to knowledge. When this process is seen the...
by Nikolai
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Nameless - good to see you back here! Jnana yoga certainly can be effective as you suggest (obviously), if honestly, sincerely and dilligently practiced. You sound like you talk from experience. Do you consider that your intelligence and reason has, in a sense, liberated you from something? Do yo...
by Nikolai
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi typist, Point being, my suggestion is that if you wish to discuss enlightenment in the context of a philosophy community, you might base your approach on those things that philosophers are interested in, like evidence, testable tangible facts etc. I've told you what has happened to me - these are...
by Nikolai
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Typist wrote:And now, I'm off to spend this holiday in the holy forest with the holy wife!
Have a good time. Don't do anything I wouldn't do!

:D
by Nikolai
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Typist, I've got an afternoon slot so a more prompt reply for a change! I propose that readers are interested only in the fruits of enlightenment. If enlightenment teachers are unwilling or unable to provide some evidence that such fruits exist, then logically, there's really no reason to engage ...
by Nikolai
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Sanjay, I can understand when you say that it is not possible to proof what you experience. But, my friend, this is what we should try, sincerely and honestly. Perhaps, this will be the real YOGA OF THE PHILOSOPHERS. I am trying sincerely and honestly. All this stuff about idealism and realism is...
by Nikolai
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Typist in Florida, What we seem to have instead is a variety of people making a collection of rather vague claims, few of which have actually been tested by independent credible testing experts. I think we're developing a problem here. It might be of interest to conduct experiments on those claim...
by Nikolai
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 346360

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

Hi Lance, My point is not that terms somehow lose their meaning because of the circularity. More that one term implies every term. In the attempt to pinpoint a meaning of an object to a term/definition, in the process of defining every 'defining term' that constitutes the 'term to be defined', every...
by Nikolai
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Typist, Point being, if our focus is practical rather than merely theoretical, it seems we could use philosophy, reason, evidence etc to shed further light on enlightenment. Yes, this would be very interesting of course, as a kind of anthropological study and I'm sure it would be possible. Obviou...
by Nikolai
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Dear Typist and all, On a philosophy forum, we are unlikely to allow cake and eat it too regulations. We will probably be unwilling to accept things on faith, and engage in philosophy, both, at the same time. Thus, I am asking for some clarity from you regarding what we are doing here. You made lots...
by Nikolai
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Duszek, Thank you for clarifying your extreme view of things for me, Nikolai. That whatever we do is not our action at all but happens necessarily. So no criminals are to be blamed for whatever they did. And no judges who sentenced them to death for their crimes are to be blamed either. There is ...
by Nikolai
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Typist Do you object if we attempt to methodically dismantle the perspectives you are sharing? As I said you can dismantle everything except the framework that is philosophical yoga. You can't dismantle the framework of philosophy because you need philosophy to do so. The only thing that can dism...
by Nikolai
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi Typist, Is this the particular worldview you are attached to? Perhaps the first thing you need to know about me is that I am no longer attached to any particular worldview. I am through with all that. I know this might sound paradoxical to you because this statement sounds like a world view comin...
by Nikolai
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Imho, you are choosing a kind of abstract intellectual purity over addressing the needs of the average human being in a practical way. Typist stop! I've said it many times and this shall be the last. Here. Now. I am not addressing the Average. Human. Being. I am addressing people who are uncommonly...
by Nikolai
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Yoga of the Philosophers
Replies: 246
Views: 58527

Re: The Yoga of the Philosophers

Hi lance Sometimes I am very relaxed and content when my thoughts are quickfireing. I know exactly what you mean! In meditation, when you are able to just sit back and observe the thoughts happening it can be deeply relaxing, like watching waves on the beach. It is because of this that I feel I need...