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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.

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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."
Anonymous.
 

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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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Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:28:52 AM »
Well, if you gotta believe something, then that is not a bad belief.
I cite my various meetings with retards and not-all-there types, over the years.
They seem curiously content with their lot. Unlike the clever ones.
Which leads me to wonder if the brain defeats itself, more often than not.
All Zen is, really, is the suspension of the thinking-state.
Easier for some than for others.

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Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 08, 2013, 03:58:33 AM »
As usual I disagree. But don't let that bother you.
Mysticism can not be reached or realized by way of the mind.
Which is why drugs may show a vague image of other realms, but can never transport you to them.
The mind is for mind stuff. Repairing tumble dryers, watching the visuals, man, etc.
The soul, if indeed you have one, is used to reach behind and beyond the material.
The eye of the needle.
No brain is going to squeeze you through that.
You must leave the brain, and everything else, behind, to go there.

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Interzone / Re: inspirational quotes
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:38:56 AM »
"Without life, music would be a mistake."
The Crow.

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Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 02, 2013, 05:01:05 PM »
Thinking is for problem-solving. You got a problem? You need to think.
Other times, you don't need to think.

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Interzone / Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:48:27 PM »
Who can spot the deliberate error in the title?
You may be a mystic, or you may be a thinker, but you may not be both at the same time.
Mysticism being the absence of thought, and thought being the absence of mysticism.
Something is whatever it is, until you run it through your thought-machine, ending up with whatever you think it is.
One may learn to suspend thought, at will, thus attaining the ability to become mystical.
This does not mean one is unable to think.
Only that one now has the choice of whether to think, or not.

Highly recommended: the ability to not-think, when thinking does not serve.

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Interzone / Re: Internet personalities
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:40:25 PM »

Are there any normal people left?

http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/


Well, there's you, and there's me.

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Interzone / Re: New high brow Conservative wiki
« on: February 21, 2013, 03:24:35 PM »
Always remembering, of course, that unless you, yourself, actually experienced it, first-hand, then whatever it is must be held to be suspect.
As Larry Niven so entertainingly said, through the mouth of Gingerofer, an alien living on Ringworld:
"I do not know the truth of this..."


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Interzone / Re: Wetiko.
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:48:30 AM »
Liberal mindset.

1632
Interzone / Re: Christianity was created in 326 AD by Flavius Constantine
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:01:37 AM »
Do I believe you?
It doesn't matter if I do, or if I don't. If it's true, it's true. If it's not, it's not.
It only makes a difference to me, if I believe it, or not. It makes no difference to the truth of it.

I tend to believe it. Not because I like the sound of it, or because I prefer to, but because it lines up with my own observations and experience of Christianity and Christians. Along with my own experience of life in general.

Christianity has all the hallmarks of a made-up story. Typically human stuff.
The most readily apparent thing about it is the overdone mysticism concerning probably impossible stuff.
Humans love to supply their own mystical content, being so often unable to perceive the actual mysticism that is already there. There is no need to provide it. That, really, is the whole point. Mystery. Mysteriously mystical.

This thing known as God is really only Reality. Too big to take in. Completely beyond control. Awesome. Frightening.
This makes so much more sense than an insecure old tyrant sitting on a cloud.
I worship life, and what lies beyond the sliver of life.
I submit, joyously, to Reality.

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Interzone / Re: Wetiko.
« on: February 10, 2013, 06:03:38 AM »
The smartest person may be the one who knows the least.
My rabbit is better connected to reality than any human I ever met.
But people don't know what to do with statements like that, and so they judge them in whatever way takes their fancy.

I notice this:
There are many, who, upon hearing/reading something they do not recognize, delivered in a way they do not recognize, tend to ridicule it, at the very least. It's all downhill from there, out to the extreme fringes of abuse.

Whereas: one may not recognize something, but retain the ability to recognize that they do not recognize it, and therefore suspend judgement, pending further investigation. Unlike the others who, failing to recognize, are unable to recognize their own failure to recognize. This is wetiko.

Imagine a poorly-tuned radio receiver. The listener hears something, but it sounds like a hiss. Meaningless. He may hurl the radio at the wall, in frustration, or he may investigate the tuning capabilities of the radio.

I stand accused, often, of speaking in riddles. But they are not riddles to me. They are words arranged as clearly as I can manage. Yet it rarely occurs to the listener, that the out-of-tune state may be their responsibility to address, not mine.

I must be an extreme rarity. Hearing something I do not readily recognize, I am naturally drawn to investigate it.
This, I imagine, is how people learn new things. It is how I learn new things. This is my second day after first hearing the term Wetiko.
Whereas others are content to smugly inhabit a fantasy world in which they already know everything, and are thus incapable of learning anything, ever again. Wetiko. Divorced from reality. Static and dead. Without any way in.

Without any way out.




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Interzone / Re: Wetiko.
« on: February 10, 2013, 04:04:52 AM »
Whatever you say, Jack.
You know what your truth is.
It is yours by choice.

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Interzone / Re: Wetiko.
« on: February 10, 2013, 03:28:54 AM »
And as The Book Of Revelations predicted.
Babel. Nobody able to communicate with anybody else.
'no wot I mean?'

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