Dontaskme wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Atla wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:25 pm
I agree with absolutely everything you've said. And yes, some take this to the extreme, to the point of abandon from mainstream life as we know it. I haven't done that myself though, I have not yet retreated to the hills, but are sometimes tempted. I still enjoy life to the full as much as I can.
Are you from the west, or the east if you don't mind me asking, you do not have to reply.
PS..it's actually quite dangerous knowledge, one could get beaten to a pulp telling another person they do not exist in the way they think they do. Best to keep the mouth shut. You have made me more aware of that, so thanks.
I'm form the West. Actually I wasn't studying philosophy, I was mainly studying science that made me realize nondualism.
) Later I found out that there are at least hundreds of millions of people, maybe more, in the East who already think this way.
I'll be honest, I don't consider myself to be particularly stupid, but I didn't see nondualism coming. For a Westerner, it's just an entirely different and unexpected world. We Westerners keep looking and looking and looking for the answers and then it turns out that the answers lie in a completely unexpected and funny "direction".
Nondualism is so alien to the Westerner mind that they would sooner put the white jacket on us than actually think about what we are saying.
And Western Cartesian split-mind dualism is so alien to the Eastern mind that they can't even really grasp it, as I suspect.
Yeah it's dangerous knowledge but in the end, it's awesome isn't it.
And it's also the starting point for what I now consider "real" philosophy, the real inquiry about why this universe anyway, out of the infinite possibilities, and what's with the human form anyway.