Hitler Reacts To Nonduality

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Hitler Reacts To Nonduality

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Re: Hitler Reacts To Nonduality

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LMAO! But just to be inquisitive for a moment: Is Nonduality the counterpart to Hard Determinism? "Oh yeah guys, nothing exists but the physical and causal forces that run them." "Oh yeah? Well, nothing exists. It's all conceptual. Boom *mic drop, walks away*"
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Re: Hitler Reacts To Nonduality

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Ishamael wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:05 pm LMAO! But just to be inquisitive for a moment: Is Nonduality the counterpart to Hard Determinism? "Oh yeah guys, nothing exists but the physical and causal forces that run them." "Oh yeah? Well, nothing exists. It's all conceptual. Boom *mic drop, walks away*"
Nah. Not so simple. Nonduality does not say nothing exists. It says nothing really exists, meaning that all that exists (by our normal definition) is contingent and reducible. Thus for an ultimate analysis nothing really exists. Bear in mind that non-dualism is hard determinism. The universe would be strictly law-governed and freewil would be a misunderstanding.

Leaving aside metaphysical proofs It is said to be a fact discoverable in experience that no-thing really exists.

Non-dualists rarely walk away from the mic. The literature is vast and covers all this stuff.
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