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Interzone / Re: Soulless
« on: June 05, 2012, 05:51:05 AM »
Well, that's interesting stuff. At least partially likely.
Nothingness may be one way to describe it, although if you are fortunate enough to join with it, it is very far from nothingness.
It contains everything, everywhere, always. The busiest of busy things, yet utterly calm and ordered at the same time.
Each facet interlocking with itself, endlessly, in a perfect sense of sense.
Consciousness is the potential everything has to connect with consciousness.
Quantum physics has nothing on this stuff.
Once experienced, it becomes all there is to consider.
Why are mystics crazy? This is why.
Only they are not crazy, but changed in a way impossible for the unchanged to fathom.
I think everything wild lives inside this consciousness.
It's only humans that have trouble with it.
Their own egos are all there is.

Interzone / Re: Soulless
« on: June 05, 2012, 03:04:23 AM »
It means what it says. If it doesn't mean anything to you, you haven't discovered it yet.
If it sounds like new age hocus pocus, that may be because new age hocus pocus is hocus pocus, taking truths, or partial truths, without understanding those truths, and bandying them about, sans context.
Nobody knows anything, until they know it.
Which seems to be a point so fine that most fail to notice.
It's a strange thing, the internet:
Full of people that if they read something they haven't already read, quotable elsewhere, then they ridicule it without consideration.
I don't understand that at all.
As for challenging anybody, no, not so much a challenge as an invitation for input.
I asked what people thought. They told me. I responded. End of story.

Interzone / Re: Awareness of death
« on: June 05, 2012, 02:30:54 AM »
The human animal, perhaps. Not the realized human being.

Interzone / Re: Soulless
« on: June 05, 2012, 12:59:02 AM »
Manufactured hardship is not the same as genuine hardship.
All it can deliver are manufactured results.
Not everyone is destined to be equally challenged, or to be equally victorious over those challenges.
Each man's life is his, and his alone, to make of it what he may.

I hardly think I "stole" your words.
My words are all mine, and mine alone, while clearly (to me) not originating from my own mind.
In the sense that I wrote them, not from whence they came.
And none came from any previously written words, which is exactly why I never read any previous philosophy, or religion.

Interzone / Re: The icy winds of black metal's logic
« on: June 04, 2012, 11:53:52 PM »
That definition sounds more like conservatism than enlightenment.
I figured we were all using the same word for entirely different things.

Interzone / Re: Soulless
« on: June 04, 2012, 09:16:02 PM »
"Self-awareness, for which consciousness I consider to be a needless euphemism.
Self-awareness is the state in which a lifeform is capable of making a distinction between that which is itself and the rest of its environs.

You see self-awareness as a means of seeing where you end, and your environs begin, and equate that with consciousness.
But the two are entirely opposite.
Consciousness sees that there is no distinction between where one ends and something else begins, because there is no such distinction.
Everything is connected, and consciousness allows this to be both manifested and recognized.
Without consciousness, one is discrete and separate. Not just in perception, but also in fact.
Consciousness connects one with what previously lay outside of oneself.
Therefore, once conscious, on this level, there can be no return, no way back to unconsciousness.
The burning of bridges is the price one pays for such a state.

Interzone / Re: The icy winds of black metal's logic
« on: June 04, 2012, 05:49:13 PM »
"Colours blind the eye", so says Lao Tzu.
What is "healthy variety", anyway?
Truth is uniform and dazzling, along with its paradoxical inverse.

Interzone / Re: Soulless
« on: June 04, 2012, 05:46:31 PM »
A drunk perceives it safe to cross the road, when if he were not drunk, he might perceive the approaching bus.
Perception comes with clarity, minus any distracting factors.
Both may be known as perception to the perceiver, yet one is true, the other false.
Mind gets in the way.
Along with whatever the mind is currently under the influence of.
Drink, drugs, delusion, ego...

Interzone / Re: Awareness of death
« on: June 04, 2012, 04:49:06 PM »
One may choose to do the best one can, in life, not because what one does may live on after the one who does it, but because, by so doing, one's life becomes all it could be.

Interzone / Re: Soulless
« on: June 04, 2012, 04:45:58 PM »
A living body is as finite as a dismembered dead one.
We are never apart from the whole; though we may perceive ourselves to be.

Interzone / Re: The icy winds of black metal's logic
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:06:17 AM »
One's innermost essence is tasteless, colourless and odourless.
One never imagines it is even there, until one gives oneself up and simply exists, in silence.
Then, suddenly, it becomes all there is, and then you know what 'you' is, without the identity.

Interzone / Re: Awareness of death
« on: June 04, 2012, 06:35:18 AM »
Rejection won't get you very far.

Interzone / Re: Soulless
« on: June 04, 2012, 06:33:47 AM »
And how does infinite depend on finite, and finite depend on infinite?
The thinking mind can not make this so.
Although it may imagine it can.

Interzone / Re: The icy winds of black metal's logic
« on: June 04, 2012, 06:30:26 AM »
You can not choose the terms of 'enlightenment'.
Nor which aspects of yourself to 'give up' to realize it.
Enlightenment is only possible when you give up everything.
Absolutely everything.

Unless 'enlightenment', to some, is just another word, like 'awesome', that can apply to anything at all.

Interzone / Re: Awareness of death
« on: June 04, 2012, 06:18:18 AM »
Awareness of death is whatever the individual makes of it.
As you say, it can be interpreted as an excuse for an orgy of 'living', while there is time to live.
But also it can be an awareness that now is all there is, and so it is best to get it right.
Beyond that, it is a promise, of freedom from mortal flesh when one's mission is accomplished.
Or the quest to turn the temporary into the eternal, through expanding each moment into infinity.
Any of these views, and probably many more, come from an awareness of death.

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