Arising_uk wrote: ↑Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:54 pmAbsolute what? Personally I think there are phenomena and the noumena but it could just all be phenomena for all we could know about the noumena.roydop wrote:You are starting a "turtles all the way" treadmill. You (not the thoughts/sensations you experience) are the Absolute. ...
There is no description for the Absolute. The Tao De Ching says: "The Tao that is spoken is not the true Tao."Er!? That is exactly what the scientific perspective is.My perspective is always first person. You are relying on a third party (in this case your wife) to validate your position. That is not scientific. ...What is self-evident?I presently exist. Given that there is only ever the present... well it's self evident. ...
Are you serious? You presently exist. There is only the present. You can't figure it out from here? (Hint: time is an illusion)[/i]
Personally I think the delusion lays with those who think there can be a mind/ego(whatever the latter means?) without a body.But mind/ego, believing self to be a convolution of body and thoughts, will try to defend it's incorrect perspective. One can only think oneself deeper into delusion.
If you are the body then while the body exists so do you. Immediately after death the body still exists, so where are you? How can you be the body and not be here while the body is here?
What makes a dead body different than an alive body? There is something non physical animating it. This consciousness is aware of the phenomena animating everything.
It's called "life".