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Interzone / Re: How fragile it all is
« on: April 26, 2013, 05:26:23 AM »
It means all the new-agey stuff doesn't count for much when reality steps in.

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Interzone / Re: What's in it for me???
« on: April 26, 2013, 05:25:21 AM »
It neither added or complemented. It took what was, and turned it into rubbish.
But that is a great example of what people so often do to anything they fail to grasp:
They automatically convert it into something they do grasp.
And so add nothing to what they know, while making sure nobody else can either.

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Interzone / Re: Philosophy vs. Wisdom.
« on: April 26, 2013, 05:22:32 AM »
Wrong again. It may seem absurd, but it is not what it seems. It is what it is.
How many people do you know who just are?
They are a seething mess of contradictions and angst.
Lose all that, and maybe then you can just be.
Just being, is living without the madness that people assume is living.
It is as different as chalk is from cheese.

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Interzone / Re: Philosophy vs. Wisdom.
« on: April 26, 2013, 05:04:49 AM »
Deconstruction deconstructs. Demolishes. Wrecks. How can it do anything else?
I don't wreck stuff. I build stuff. Every day.

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Interzone / Re: What's in it for me???
« on: April 26, 2013, 05:03:30 AM »
I don't know how you manage so consistently to not understand anything, but there you've done it again.
What I wrote stands. It is true. It works. Take it or leave it (alone).


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Interzone / Re: How fragile it all is
« on: April 26, 2013, 05:01:38 AM »
I guess you never got punched out by a gang of skinheads.
Lucky you.

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Interzone / Re: Philosophy vs. Wisdom.
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:58:37 PM »
Certainly we are 'speaking past each other'. This is a phenomenon that dogs me.
There is no effective way to explain what I always attempt to explain, and that I do attempt to explain for the very reason that it is such a priceless thing. It is, apparently, inexplicable. But it operates as I have said. No processing. If you're able to perform this feat, that actually is the total absence of any feat, then everything changes.

Why do I do this thing, anyway, if it is so impossible, and so thankless?
Imagine if a man discovered that it was, indeed, possible for a human to fly, unassisted. He would, in all likelihood, be ardently interested in sharing that with other people, no? Maybe he wouldn't, but I would.
And then imagine everyone getting really angry at him, and abusing him, because everybody 'knows' people can't fly.
He gets called an idiot, and a moron. Yet he is able to fly, when nobody else can.

That's about the size of it. I have knowledge of something that is far too big to not share.
But it is impossible to successfully share it.
What would you do?



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Interzone / Re: Philosophy vs. Wisdom.
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:19:23 PM »
I would say that observing or reading actively is exactly the opposite to being able to see what it is, or what it contains. Active suggests mental processing, and no wisdom ever came of that. Only knowledge. Whatever that is.

This is the difference - a profound one - between consideration and contemplation.
The first processes information. The second allows what is there to become apparent, without processing it.

This difference is the thing most impossible to convey to anyone who knows nothing else but processing.
There is a whole alternate but complementary cosmos of input to be contemplated, rather than processed.
The final frontier, you could say.


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Interzone / Re: Philosophy vs. Wisdom.
« on: April 25, 2013, 06:06:32 PM »
Philosophy implies there is meaning to life, and attempts to define that meaning.
Or that there is none, and attempts to define why that is so.
It operates through intellect.

Wisdom clearly sees that there is life, and discovers how best to live it.

Intellect seeks meaning in things.
Wisdom seeks none. It accepts what is, and makes the most of it.

Life is for living, not analyzing.


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Interzone / Re: the dream thread
« on: April 25, 2013, 02:10:22 AM »
A couple of years ago I dreamed of the ending of things.
From a point in space, I watched as what resembled televised images I've seen of pyroclastic flows, billowed towards me, growing and growing. But there was no stopping this. It came and came, it was immense! Then it passed right through me, as I calmly decided there was no escaping my end.
I'd been becoming ever less fearful over the preceding years, but I can point to that dream as the final end to fear.


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Interzone / Re: Science: metal listening helps brain fitness
« on: April 25, 2013, 02:03:19 AM »
Nice one, Humanicide. Who'da thought it? The pipes were even in-tune.
If that's deathmetal, maybe it's not so across-the-board awful.

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Interzone / Re: Philosophy vs. Wisdom.
« on: April 25, 2013, 01:09:45 AM »
I'm wondering why, exactly why, you posted that link, with no text, accompanied by a wink.
I'm wondering, too, if you even know.


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Interzone / What's in it for me???
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:26:08 PM »
If you approach everything you do, think, want and experience, from the perspective of "what's in it for me?" then you are in all respects normal. This could well be described as what humans do.
But what if something you discovered, explained itself to you as "it was never about you, and never will be"?
I suggest that this state is indeed possible to experience and realize.

People go after what ever they go after for personal gain. Especially so-called 'altruists'.
This is what motivates the religious, the political, the entrepreneurs, the welfare-cases; almost everybody, in fact.

I have discovered that riches beyond measure come to those who are able to step outside of 'whats in it for me', and instead to go forth in a state of complete humility, vis-a-vis life.


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Interzone / Philosophy vs. Wisdom.
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:45:46 PM »
Wisdom = observing what things actually are, and living in a way that is based upon those observations.
Philosophy = observing things in terms of how the philosopher imagines they should be, and writing vast volumes about it.

Student of wisdom = one who seeks to understand the currently incomprehensible.
Student of philosophy = one who seeks to impress others with how much he 'knows'.

Sage = one who has observed enough of life without superimposing his own judgments upon it, to know WTF is going on.
Philosopher = one who has succeeded in finding fault with almost everything except himself.

It is easy to see how short a step it is from philosophy to ideology. The religion of how things should be, and the enforcement of that view upon everybody else.
Thus it is also easy to see how wisdom can become vastly unpopular, in the latent threat it seems to pose to ideology.

Wisdom = the quiet assimilation, into one's own life, of timeless natural principles.
Philosophy = the strident harangue for everybody to act in the arbitrary fashion of the moment.

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Interzone / Re: Science: metal listening helps brain fitness
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:42:55 PM »
Drones can be good. Bagpipes depend on them. So do those lucky lucky wasps.


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