surreptitious57 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:04 am
Do you for example think that many minds is more likely to be true than just one Mind
I would first need to know what a Mind is and whether or not it exists before I could actually answer this
Again, thank you.
It is so refreshing AND enlightening to SEE see some one LOOKING AT things with and from the Truly OPEN Mind, instead of just LOOKING FROM their own past experiences and ASSUMING that they already KNOW what is true, right, and/or correct.
surreptitious57 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:04 am
So what exactly is one and why do you think it exists [ if you do ] and is there any evidence that it does
Thank you again. I really do appreciate a clarifying question.
To learn some thing new there has to be an OPENNESS, within the human being, that is (obviously) OPEN to things.
Human beings have for hundreds of thousands (or millions) of years been learning newer things all the time. This comes from, as they say and what I call, 'an OPEN Mind'
Any human child born in any place in any time, for example, in a relatively quick span of time (two, three, or four years) learns how to speak and language and communicate. It does not matter what place nor what time period, whatever it is a child has the ability to learn whatever language is spoken. For example, you were born NOT knowing any language at all and come to know of at least one, in a relatively short period. Considering how much or how little you knew of, learning how much you did in only a relatively few short years is pretty good. But as an adult how long does it take to learn another language. Sure it can be done is less time than two or three years, but considering you have the ability to ask the question, "What does that mean" and having the answer translated into your already knowing language, then I find this ability to learn a whole new language as a two, three, four year old pretty amazing.
It is this ability to learn new things I say comes from the OPEN Mind. Every new born has and EVERY human being has this ability to learn new things, adult or child. This ability 'we', human beings, ALL share equally, comes from being Truly OPEN, or from the One Truly OPEN Mind that exists.
The ability to continually keep learning new or newer things all the time is, to me anyway, the evidence that there is a part of human beings, which is Truly OPEN to any thing at all. That part within 'us', which I say exists, is the Truly OPEN Mind, of which there is only One.
Imagine, it is possible, and then bringing some one from say 20, 000 years ago or let us say any time period say more than 150 years ago and bringing them into today, of when this is written, showing them a motor vehicle, and then teaching them to drive it. That one could learn this, although it is some thing 'relatively' new to them. They have some thing within them that is OPEN to new things. That thing that is OPEN is what I say is exactly what the Mind IS.
The Mind is ALWAYS OPEN, although it does appear that It can be closed at times. This, however, is just an appearance as the Mind, Itself, is NOT closed, but it is the way one is thinking, which is what closes them off to things.
For example, that one which is brought forward to the current times, when this is written, if told back then that motorized vehicles would become a reality, then they would most likely NOT believe it. Although there is a Truly OPEN Mind, which could allow them to SEE things and SEE HOW a motorized vehicle might become a reality, but if they flat out BELIEVE that it would not be possible, then NO amount of proof could show them otherwise. The have blocked that Truly OPEN part of them by their BELIEFS, assumptions, et cetera.
So, there is a Truly OPEN part existing equally within ALL human beings. ALL human beings have the ability to learn more and anew. I just call where this ability comes from, the Mind.
So, that, to me, is the Mind, and the evidence that It exists.
Now, as to WHY thee Mind exists, then we need to go very deep into understanding
, itself. The answer to this in relation to WHY Life/the Universe, and/or Consciousness, Itself, exist. But in essence and the fundamental reason WHY the one and only Truly OPEN Mind exists, is so that thee 'I' can create what It (or 'I') Truly WANTS, and then also be able to observe the actual beauty of what It IS and 'I' AM Creating.
LOOK AT this last part from the the Universe, Itself, perspective and not from any human being perspective.
WHY is there some thing rather than nothing? There just IS, and always has been and always will be. So, WHY is there some thing, which is ALWAYS changing and/or Creating is not really an answerable question without accepting that there is some thing able to observe and SEE things. So, the reason WHY some thing like thee Mind exists is so that It can Consciously observe the beauty of this Creation, some times known as the Universe.
There is NO point in some thing being created, or more truthfully some thing IN CREATION, if there is NO thing to OBSERVE the beauty of that Creation.
The physicality of the Universe is Creating, Itself. But only through A Consciousness is the actual beauty of that Creation being noticed and witnessed. That Consciousness of ALL things, like this, comes from the Mind, which is ALWAYS Truly OPEN.
The ability to learn all new things is within human beings, the species. That ability comes from a Truly OPEN Mind.
The continual progress of human beings to keep discovering and learning new things is the evidence that A (Truly OPEN) Mind exists.
WHY this Mind exists is so that eventually, through evolution, I will be able to bear witness to the beauty of what 'I' (thee Mind) AM Creating, with and through the physical Universe, Itself.