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 Forum: Wisdom & Big Truth   Topic: Existence of Absolute Truth

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:17 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 11072


I think there is, by definition, absolute truth.

If there were not, on what basis would non-Truth exist? A sort of randomized (can there be true randomness?), lawless environment with no underlying structure?

 Forum: Physics   Topic: Random versus Pseudo-Random

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:11 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2527


I all randomness is pseudo-randomness, within a given system. Intact causal chains prohibit true randomness.

 Forum: Ego and Fear   Topic: Unanswered questions from childhood

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:02 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 3280


Mistakes? I don't make those.

Believe me when I say that every bad thing I do is on purpose - please be patient with me.

It's so hard to know surface, sub-surface, underlying, secondary, and tertiary reasons for behavior that I mostly ignore them and just check my intent and go.

 Forum: Ego and Fear   Topic: Blog post: "The sad irony of selfishness"

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:09 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 13760


Does without regard for others imply harm being done? I would say not; It's simply not focusing on others, right?....Does disregarding others imply a negative or does it again only imply a lack of focus on others while you pursue something for yourself? That is my train of thought. I think I unders...

 Forum: Ego and Fear   Topic: Blog post: "The sad irony of selfishness"

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:52 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 13760


The definition of selfish that I was using is not a new one though, which is why I wanted to point out how people place a negative intent with the word selfish when the definition is actually a neutral one. I don't think I said "new" definition, but please excuse me if I did - it wouldn't...

 Forum: Process Fractals   Topic: Is human society progressing?

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:05 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 22168


Free will ins't absolutely free will. It's free enough to support efficient evolution, but not so free as to allow high entropy beings to make all of their wishes come true at the expense of everyone else. Free will = good is not an absolute. I believe that we've had this discussion many times, incl...

 Forum: Ego and Fear   Topic: Blog post: "The sad irony of selfishness"

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:44 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 13760


When we get to the top level of consciousness, the concept of selfishness loses its meaning. How can one be selfish when one is all there is? Selfishness is a concept for lower-level beings, but if you want to define any self-beneficial activity a selfish, then, I suppose I might have to agree that ...

 Forum: Spiritual & personal growth   Topic: Loss of Motivation before Enlightenment?

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:05 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 12102


This thread is becoming difficult to follow, causing confusion, and I propose that the various issues be moved to unique posts by topic with the exception of posts regarding loss of motivation.

 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Sacred Economics - A way to transform society

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:09 am 

Replies: 125
Views: 24878


Ted brings up a good point regarding the balance between consumption and capital. To take this a bit further, the 1% will suffer some when the balance is out of whack (note: it is now), so they are not going to be interested in maintaining an out of balance state, nor can they control it. As consump...

 Forum: Spiritual & personal growth   Topic: Loss of Motivation before Enlightenment?

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:10 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 12102


If a term is defined as meaningless, its consequent is meaningless as well. If there is no selflessness, selfishness ceases to have meaning. I am sensing a trend to define out particular concepts because they do not meet rigid criteria, but substituting the opposite in their places. This is a quote ...

 Forum: Spiritual & personal growth   Topic: Loss of Motivation before Enlightenment?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:01 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 12102


OK, there is something around the word "victim" that doesn't translate. If it is a state of mind, can there be a such a thing as a rape-victim? If not, what is the word for the role of someone being raped? If "victim" is defined as "the target of an action", then victi...

 Forum: Spiritual & personal growth   Topic: Loss of Motivation before Enlightenment?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:05 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 12102


If victimhood is "voluntary", then that creates very strange implications about what it means to (ab)use someone. One option is that abuse is subjective. To the victim, anything bad might be abuse. To a non-victim, nothing is abuse, where an abuser may intend to abuse, but with the non-vi...

 Forum: Spiritual & personal growth   Topic: Loss of Motivation before Enlightenment?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:03 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 12102


Johan, What works or doesn't work depends on the individual and I would agree that doing some activity with the expectation that it, itself, will produce the desired results is an unrealistic expectation. Addressing the common complaint of a loss of motivation, forgetting about what is not working a...

 Forum: Spiritual & personal growth   Topic: Loss of Motivation before Enlightenment?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:23 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 12102


Advaita,

It is a bump, but members frequently search through old posts looking for answers to questions they would like to answer, so your efforts are not wasted or unwelcome.

 Forum: Spiritual & personal growth   Topic: Loss of Motivation before Enlightenment?

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:06 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 12102


Man, The reason things get boring is that my expecations are too high? That's not really what I said, but it is true. My post was a response to the commonly encountered feeling of a loss of motivation by posters here. Why would I want to perfect my ukulele-skills? To take your mind off of the expect...
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