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Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:58:07 PM »
I hear Zarathustra knew what he was talking about, but personally, I can extract no meaning from his words.
I often experience this inability to fathom words.

Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 17, 2013, 05:36:20 PM »
Like ego, thinking serves to get the teenager past its teenage years.
Look at it as maturation.
There are more efficient ways to survive.
And more rewarding ways, too.

Most people try to analyse the idea of not-thinking by thinking about it.
Not likely to bear fruit, is it?

I offer what I know. Now you know it. Forget about it. It will germinate, or it won't.
There is nothing to prove, disprove, agree-with, or understand.

Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:51:39 AM »
You've got the wrong guy then.
I meant what I wrote.
I've had a high-speed, out-of-control computer for a mind.
But not for quite a while.

What I have discovered is this:
Most questions really do not need answers.
The questioner assumes there is an answer to the questions he asks.
Stop asking questions and very little changes.
It gets a lot quieter, though.

Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:46:47 AM »
Is it ever calm? Does it ever not question?

Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:23:11 AM »
From the outside, your mind seems deranged.
How does it seem to you?

Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:21:56 AM »
Strangely, I never concern myself with questions like that.
I function better because of it.
"It is what it is" covers most things.
Being functional and content doesn't seem to me to be hedonistic.

Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 10, 2013, 08:10:58 PM »
Nice :)

Interzone / Thinking?
« on: March 10, 2013, 06:36:52 PM »
People think. Although, often, you might think they don't.
Even in this, judgement is the first thought people have.
Is he thinking, or is he incapable of thinking?
What is thinking, anyway?

I find thinking to be a system of comparison.
Compare this, to that, and decide which serves best, for whatever I desire.
And so thinking becomes about desire.
What do I want? How best to achieve it?
Observe, compare, decide.

But what if desire is removed from the process?
What if everything is left as whatever it is, without choosing the one over the other?
Start doing this, and you discover the often overlooked ability to observe.
Observation requires no thought. Because nothing needs to be done. No choice has to be made.
Without any need to make decisions, what use is thinking?

"I think that is crap", perhaps. And judgement creeps back in.
"It is what it is", perhaps. And judgement does not arise.

This is the essence of taoism. Summed up, in as few words as possible, it distils down to: "It is what it is".
And this way of seeing things renders thought redundant.
This is not to say that thought becomes extinct, impossible, or even undesirable.
When the need arises for thought, then thought arises.
But any other time, it does not.

It seems very close to impossible to convey this to those who are unable to see it.
And so, over time, I learn to observe this impossibility, and leave it be.
When something seems to be non-existent, it seems very difficult, to some, to accept it may exist.
Lacking the ability to detect something, however, does not mean that something is not there.

Left-brained individuals, for example, are often unable to entertain the possibility of God.
Because God does not come with an instruction manual, or whatever constitutes proof, to such people.
This, however, does not mean that God does not exist.
It means that the one trying to see it, can not.

Learning to suspend judgement is a good way to start learning to suspend thought.
And when you can do that, the unseen becomes seen.
There may be something to be said for being blind, but being able to see is probably quite useful, too.

Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 10, 2013, 05:11:29 PM »

That sense of "oneness"?  It's only in your head.  It is, as we like to call it in the parlance of my generation, a thought.

Read that again. It's only in your head. Which is fine by me. If all you know is in your head, I have no problem with that. I am reporting that it doesn't necessarily have to be so confined.
I prefer being a bird than an egg.

Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 09, 2013, 10:00:37 PM »
Anyway: so much for Mistickle Finkin.
It's so rare that it scarcely deserves a mention.
Call it a very obscure disease that has no known cure.

Interzone / Re: Theories.
« on: March 08, 2013, 09:12:58 PM »
How about a tax on opinions? I like the sound of that.
And a tax credit for experience.
And euthanasia for the opinionated.
Etc, etc...

Interzone / Theories.
« on: March 08, 2013, 08:59:13 PM »
It has come to my attention that the theoretical has come to replace actual knowledge, in our current age.
I used to wonder why it was that whatever I contributed to whatever forum, would be met with such outrage and resistance. Now I know...

Most forum users appear to be young, and being young, have a rather small store of actual experience.
This, together with wanting to appear to be more accomplished than they actually are, aka ego, causes an intense resentment of anyone claiming to know things via actual experience.

What I notice most, is that people - having no experience of their own - tend to view everything as theoretical.
This manifests very often with the prefix: "I think...", or: "In my opinion..."
And opinions, as we all know, have lately come to mean that mine is as valid as yours, although yours has no validity because it differs from mine.

And so I observe this:
I have no opinion to offer. What use are opinions?
When I offer something, it is because I know it to be true. Through direct experience, and observation.
I offer it for no other reason than to offer it, feeling it to be something not widely known.
I am, in fact, reporting what-is, as opposed to doing what so many others do, whatever that is.

So: while others think only in terms of theory, I do not think at all.
I deal in reality, and report my findings.
And if popularity was at the top of my list of reasons for exposing myself, then I certainly wouldn't be doing it.

Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 08, 2013, 07:31:49 PM »
We are talking about two different things here.
What you say is true, up to the point where it is no longer true.
When I say 'no thought', that is exactly what I mean:
A state in which thought is utterly superfluous, and simply ceases to occur.
Indeed, as soon as a thought manifests, the no-thought state ceases, and the thinker returns to its accustomed state.
There is, for example, in the no-thought state, no hint of emotion, or identity; only one-ness with everything.
Thinking separates itself from everything else, in order to consider it.
Not-thinking removes that separation.

Ha. I had to repair the insane misspelling of that last 'separation' about nine times before it was right.

Interzone / Re: inspirational quotes
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:46:37 PM »
"She offered her honour.
He honoured her offer.
So all night long,
he was on her and off her."

Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:45:10 PM »
Probably that is why I no longer bother with 'spirituality forums', finding them to be as far removed from spirituality as it is possible to get. Some of the very worst are so-called 'taoism forums'.

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