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by waechter418
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 44
Views: 9596

Re: Enlightenment

There is no difference between an enlightened man and an ignorant one. What makes the difference is that one realizes it and the other is ignorant of it.



from the Discourse on Prajna by the Sixth Patriarch
by waechter418
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 44
Views: 9596

Re: Enlightenment

“Know Thy Self” and “Do Thy Will” concern Prajna, the active principle of Ultimate Reality, manifesting as integration & differentiation as unifying & creative urge (in Liber Al vel Legis represented by Nuit & Hadit) – Hui Neng calls Prajna the Wisdom of Enlightenment and it to be “inherent in our m...
by waechter418
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: A plea for Consciousness
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: A plea for Consciousness

In face of the many aspects of consciousness exposed in these threads, we ought to appreciate its marvels and diversity, instead of trying to stifle it.
by waechter418
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 56
Views: 8451

Re: Why is Consciousness

In face of the many aspects of consciousness exposed in these threads, we ought to appreciate its marvels and diversity :D
by waechter418
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What’s all that fuss about ego?
Replies: 23
Views: 4991

Re: What’s all that fuss about ego?

An interpretation of EGO as Energy Geometrical Opposed EGO is a closed circuit that consists of 8 R/P poles with 2 viewpoints which relate them in a cube-like manner. When the two viewpoints check each other, a pseudo-self-consciousness comes about that has deceived Homo in all hemispheres & ages an...
by waechter418
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 44
Views: 9596

Re: Enlightenment

Wonderfully said my friend :lol:

that the heightened/altered or whatever states of consciousness - which manifests during the sexual rising of the Kundalini - rarely lasts, demonstrates our lack of concentration (whose improvement is one of the first tasks of a Tantra school).
by waechter418
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 44
Views: 9596

Re: Enlightenment

Enlightenment seems most ordinarily to occur during sexual activity, when Kundalini cleans the mirrors on her fiery rise in the spinal cord. Kundalini is a Tantric term for the energy snake curled at the bottom of the spinal cord - her rushing up manifests as a burning sensation. Her journey through...
by waechter418
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 44
Views: 9596

Enlightenment

To be enlightened is to see everything clearly in the light that emanates from Oneself. However, the light can only “shine” when the mirror is clean - i.e. when no judgements, emotions and other obstacles obscure the sight. Since such condition is scarce, even rarer is the event of enlightenment and...
by waechter418
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Self-awareness?
Replies: 64
Views: 9750

Re: Self-awareness?

Recommend reading: The discourse on Prajna (Mind essence) - by Hui-Neng

https://terebess.hu/zen/HuinengCleary.pdf
by waechter418
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Another view of Consciousness
Replies: 22
Views: 5982

Re: Another view of Consciousness

If you want to climb a mountain, begin at the top. Zen saying
by waechter418
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proposition (5)
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Proposition (5)

One cannot change oneself, but one can realise oneself.

Hui-Neng* called Selfrealisation, the realisation of one’s own mind essence.

(*Sixth Patriarch of Chan Buddhism)
by waechter418
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: New approaches (2)
Replies: 2
Views: 960

New approaches (2)

…to old concepts and old approaches to new concepts It is recommended to study “Another view of Consciousness” in order to become familiar with the concepts underlying the following proposals. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by waechter418
Mon May 29, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is the use of self?
Replies: 175
Views: 24613

Re: What is the use of self?

the use of self all depends on whom the user is and the user's benefit. So utilitarian, when the user is done with you, your disposed of tidily . so how do you use your self? what work brings you joy of self? is your happiness a worthy cause. live, die and for what. Don't seek from others, Or you'l...
by waechter418
Mon May 29, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is the use of self?
Replies: 175
Views: 24613

Re: What is the use of self?

bahman wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:21 pm We know that any system is functional if it does X by receiving Y, where X is a set of actions (output) and Y is a set of stimulus (input). The question is what is the use of self if the system, human for example, can function without it?
In this case Self is the system.
by waechter418
Fri May 19, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: New approaches… (1)
Replies: 0
Views: 722

New approaches… (1)

…to old concepts and old approaches to new concepts It is recommended to study “Another view of Consciousness” in order to become familiar with the concepts underlying the following proposals. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...