What is thought, self-awareness. Layers upon layers of things, stuff. It is as if one puts a bunch of bricks, layers and layers of bricks, that a house forms. The house is Consciousness, and what do houses do? They provide pleasure, comfort. But that not an accurate way to describe it.
The houses do not actually provide any pleasure. They only provide a means to escape from pain, cold, a place for shelter and warmth from the burden of existence. Such is the mind, thought is a distraction, a way to temporarily escape from pain. But at a cost. The house does have an energy bill.
Existence itself is pain, and the house, the mind, provides temporarily relief from that pain. But the relief, or pain, is only an illusion. For isn't the outside world in of itself a pleasure? The wet rain, a sexual, overwhelming pleasure? Staying indoors is considered a pain. Pleasure turns to pain. Therefore indoors and outdoors, are both the same thing, just cleverly disguised. The bricks are merely painted over. The mind is merely an illusion of seperation from the outside nature around it. Like the house, the mind is merely a built up pile of bricks, layers of nature trying to fool itself that it is not nature. But it is not separate from nature, for it is nature, only in disguise.
While that may be true, there is always more to the story. Thought does have a purpose, in the sense that a XBOX 360 disc has a purpose. For those with a XBOX 360, they can experience and learn the content on the disc. For those with only a computer, but no XBOX 360, they can read the content, and learn the labels, but not truly experience the content. For those with neither, they do not experience it in any direct way. But what is the purpose of an XBOX 360 game? What is the purpose of thought?UG wrote:The body takes in pleasure, but only for a moment. It wishes to reject pleasure. Thought will not lead to pleasure, the body only takes in pleasure for its survival. Then it will reject pleasure and pleasure will become pain. Thought has no purpose. We are merely robots regurgitating things. We should live miserable, and die miserable.
To entertain, bring pleasure, bring happiness. But what is happiness? "I don't know what happiness is" - UG Krishmandu
If happiness is smiles and excitement, then why does not everyone line up for their dose of Joker Toxin? "The human body's goal is selfish. It wishes to self-preserve, to experience one more moment, regardless of how happy that moment is." - UG. "It is selfless acts that put the world in a state of what it is. Selfishness cannot hurt anybody." - UG. It is a wonderful thought.
You see, thought is not so pointless. Thought is a tool, it can be twisted to suit any end. "Most people's goal is to become permanently happy." Thought is a tool to that end. Any other purpose is wasted. To an animal, or illiterate human, your thoughts have no value. Your species has much thought, but they do not experience any benefit from your thoughts. To the animals. your thoughts do not exist to them, and the only thing they get from you is pain. Pain pain pain.
The ultimate purpose of life is to bring pleasure, ultimate and unyielding pleasure. If thought itself causes no pleasure, it still can be used. Perhaps if food, sex, orgies and literature get old, the human body itself can be modified, the mind modified. Perhaps thought is a transient thing, a tool, once used, to be discarded. Perhaps one day you will become again, like gods. You will put the consciousness into a state of eternal, blissful, mindlessness, using your vast intelligience to keep them safe in their bliss for eternity. If you use your thought to that end, thought, has purpose.