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Interzone / Re: Linkposts: NoNoNos.
« on: April 16, 2014, 03:58:49 AM »
If you're wondering where your explanation-less link went:
It went.


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Interzone / Re: Vis Comica
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:32:41 PM »
Healthy children, when very young, have not yet been 'taught' to destroy the wit they have, and replace it with plodding, mechanical intellect.

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Interzone / Re: A good day
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:31:02 PM »
Haha :)
You got that right!

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Interzone / Re: Vis Comica
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:44:05 PM »
Another brilliant thread.
There is, in fact, only one kind of smile. The kind you almost never see.
Among the plethora of grimaces, rictuses, expressions intended to convey something that isn't there, defensive posturing, and deliberate distractions.
Humour fills the uncluttered soul. So full, that it spills out, all over the place.

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Interzone / Re: A good day
« on: April 15, 2014, 06:55:24 PM »
Actually, nobody gives a shit about anybody else's performance.
They're usually too concerned with giving their own.
There's nothing like a beautiful trout for being just exactly what it is.

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Interzone / Re: A good day
« on: April 15, 2014, 04:41:52 PM »
Time for a haircut, young fella. You'll give deathmetalheads a bad name.
Which is sort of what my former Pentecostal friends would regularly say to me, in an effort to have me become as they were.
I'll bet none of them knew squat about fly fishing.

Fly fishing...
The fisherman prepares himself. He joins the river, and goes with it. The line goes with it. The fly goes with it.
The man does not catch the fish. The line does not catch the fish. Nor the fly. Nor the hook.
None of these catch anything. They merely wait. The fish catches itself.


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Interzone / Re: Meditations on crowded peaks
« on: April 15, 2014, 03:50:36 PM »
Here's something:
I have observed that when ego-filled people 'conquer' a peak, they take their egos up with them, and give full vent to them at the top. The mountain does not diminish the ego. Rather it inflates it even more.
While the humble ascend, at a graceful pace, and are humbled more by the ascendant position they reach.
The mountain serves to amplify. For better, or worse.

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Interzone / Re: A good day
« on: April 15, 2014, 04:30:54 AM »
For sure. Nice salamander, too :)
How's the pollen count up there?
I'm choking on it here.


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Interzone / Re: Online Classics.
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:43:13 PM »
Did I ever mention enlightenment as one single moment?
An eternal one?
All of time in one piece?
I don't belabour the point, because who could imagine it?

I have experienced bearded men tilling the land, in Morocco, in the manner they have looked, dressed, been, and done it, since the dawn of history. It's a Biblical scene that hasn't changed.

Anyway, I never claimed I was there for it. It was an illustration. A metaphor. Chosen for its applicability. But you illustrate how people become trapped in the details, finding fault with them, when the details are of no importance whatsoever.
I understand you require them to run your simulation.
I don't need to.
The data is not the message.
The message uses the data as a carrier wave.
If your receiver is out of tune, all you hear is static.


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Interzone / Re: Online Classics.
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:01:17 PM »
It is possible to experience things, for real, and have intellectual understanding occur at a later date.
It is not possible to have intellectual understanding take the place of experience.
No experience = no life.

And don't fucking dare to demand sources.



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Interzone / Re: Blind Folded
« on: April 14, 2014, 08:41:53 PM »
You see what I see. It is not pretty.
But none of it matters, a few steps from my door.

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Interzone / Re: Online Classics.
« on: April 14, 2014, 08:40:29 PM »
I see that you don't see. Hung up on the data.
The data is not the message. The message doesn't get through.

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Interzone / Re: Online Classics.
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:36:06 PM »
I appreciate your candour. Now appreciate mine:
Every word I write is a proxy for experience.
Experience I have had, and the reader probably hasn't.
I have no earthly reason to provide proof of what I already know.
The reader does not require proof, either. He has only to consider, try-out, and retain or discard.
Consider, then test.
To demand proof is entirely self-defeating, in that it demands a way to keep the whole exercise theoretical, in preference for actual.
I write about Reality. I have no reason whatsoever to write about theory.

I see, somewhat, the issue. I am vastly experienced, while most readers have little or no experience.
I know what I know, and the reader does not.
I, too, am equipped with the life-simulator known as a mind.
But I have stepped out of the simulator, on numerous occasions, and applied the lessons learned in simulation to Reality. For real. Not as-if.

Do you see? Do you begin to see?



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Interzone / Re: Online Classics.
« on: April 14, 2014, 06:51:07 PM »
I am at the very bottom of the salesmanship hierarchy.
I couldn't give away a treasure chest filled with treasure.
I have a feeling your comment was an amateurish attempt at humour, but I really didn't get it.
Were you a comedian at any point?

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Interzone / Re: Online Classics.
« on: April 14, 2014, 06:18:49 PM »
People are dummies, period.
I don't know quite when and how this happened, but it certainly did.
Often, I invite people to 'consider' what follows.
But people have become unable to consider.
Consideration is not possible without prior proof, it seems.
And proof consists of quoting somebody else who provides proof of what has not yet been considered.
Clearly, this is insanity.
Only a dummy would think otherwise.
Or one so brainwashed into having a completely shut-down mind, that the difference between it, and a dummy, is negligible enough to be undetectable.

I have a sense of what is going on, although I can not know it, because I am not insane.
It is all to do with ego gone-to-seed.
Nobody seems able, any more, to perform the simple act of consideration, which entails removing one's own biases from that act. One may consider something without pre-judging it. But only if one is able to. When all one sees with is the lens of ego, then everything one sees is distorted by it.

Blah blah blah. Fuck it. I decide I no longer care.
The hidden danger of attaining enlightenment is that once one succeeds, one has effectively left the building, and no further communication is possible, simply because everybody else is still in the building.
It is a building that has no outside.
Like the human brain.

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