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Interzone / Re: Source of consciousness
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:44:51 PM »
Personality has nothing at all to do with consciousness.
Consciousness is what remains when every human thing is subtracted.
It exists in everything. Humans may, or may not manifest it, but it is certainly not a human-only thing.
This is why buddhists meditate. To terminate all the everyday human processes. Primarily 'thought'.
Stop everything else, and you have the background: consciousness.

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Interzone / Re: I got high and wasted over 300 bucks on psychics.
« on: February 18, 2012, 10:33:13 PM »
yesterday was probably the strangest day of my life. I got high and sat at the computer for a bit then a genius idea came to me... to go see a psychic. I tracked down a couple in my area using google maps and went to the first one. Not fully satisfied with what she said which seemed more like cold reading than anything, I went to another one, and 4 more, finishing off more doobies as I went along. I don't care what's in store for the future, I was looking to see if any of these people could say something REALLY specific that they couldn't have known, possibly something I haven't told anyone before. open up new paradigms. well, no luck. 


Anyone who behaves like this, has such a chaotic jumble of a life, that it could go anywhere, at any moment.
No wonder nobody can - for any price - make any sense of it.
To have a life that can be seen to be 'going somewhere specific', one must first 'have a life'.
The moral of this story?
"Get a life!" (:>

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Interzone / Re: The Way of Walking Alone
« on: February 18, 2012, 10:27:52 PM »
How to define 'alone'?
Joined seamlessly with the entire universe, there is nothing else.
And so one is always alone.
Which, seen in this light, is the best of good things.


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Interzone / Re: What is the meaning of life?
« on: February 18, 2012, 10:24:27 PM »
In in the traditional Catholic catechism for children, the reader is told that "the end of life is . . . to know, love, and serve Reality." I've yet to see a better answer.


It's a good one, for sure. But to take it further yet:
...to know, love, and become one with Reality.

(So there is no separation/distinction between 'you' and 'reality'.)
 

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Interzone / Re: What is the meaning of life?
« on: February 13, 2012, 06:28:10 PM »
Good reply :)
But I remind that the 'so easy' and the 'so obvious' are sometimes the very things that nobody notices, simply because of those qualities.
What if those things were the Great Secret that sages and holy men seek out, their whole lives, only to feel like simpletons, when they finally discover them?
I remember well, laughing myself silly, at my own idiocy, under such circumstances (:>

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Interzone / Re: Acknowledging human nature
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:28:32 AM »
Emotions are things that run people, when people let themselves be run.
Put them back in the toolbox and what's left? Senses, a mind, and...
Put everything back in the box and what's left then?
Direct perception only.
No opinions, comparisons, judgments.
Everything remains whatever it is, unchanged, untouched, like a forest before the chainsaw.

Some folks like to look at things as profit on the hoof.
I look at things as things are. But that's my preference. It doesn't mean it's 'right'.

As for art: what is art, anyway? There are many kinds, in many degrees, and for many reasons.
When I'm not building things, that inevitably turn into organic, functional art, I am writing, or speaking words.
I do what I do because that's what I do. No other reason.
I don't call it art, although that is a term some people use to describe it.

When I write, on a forum, for example, I am offering a way of seeing things.
I don't offer answers, because I don't have questions.
I realize that most people like to debate/argue, but I don't do that.
I make observations. To be considered, or not.





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Interzone / Re: Acknowledging human nature
« on: February 13, 2012, 04:07:43 AM »
... ignore the shit written above. He is a robot.


That's what happens when emotions rule.
Whereas calm reason gets you calm reason.


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Interzone / Re: What is the meaning of life?
« on: February 12, 2012, 09:34:43 PM »
Life creates meaning, not the other way around.

Hehe :)
That's what I call economical use of language.

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Interzone / Re: How to get brutally strong
« on: February 12, 2012, 09:33:36 PM »
I feel terrible when I'm weak :)
This has always been an issue with me, with no solution, until I - quite recently - discovered I had a gluten-allergy.
Meaning I could either eat a lot, or almost nothing, and still extract almost zero food-value from whatever I consumed.
Meaning zero fat, little bulk, and very low energy.
Meaning being always cold if the ambient temperature fell below 70F.
Meaning having no cushioning to protect from damage.

Strength - of the physical type - can only happen in the presence of fuel.
A minor point, perhaps, but something to consider.
I increased my body weight by 25% once I removed gluten from my diet.
Muscle and fat, together, makes you feel goooooood :)

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Interzone / Re: Acknowledging human nature
« on: February 12, 2012, 09:14:02 PM »
Emotions are a subject I often ponder.
What are they? What use are they?
Your average Joe will claim they are what makes us human, but I beg to differ...
Emotions, I find, are self-indulgent masturbations, that attempt to take something, and turn it into something it never was.
You see this often, for example, in documentaries. Background music that is specifically chosen to evoke an emotional response, but played louder than the voice-over. The scene being filmed becomes not what it is, any more, but a vehicle for some 'message' or other, to the accompaniment of contrived emotion.

I decide that emotion is a self-indulgent attempt to wring too much out of an event.
Instead of clearly living the moment in which the event occurs, the event becomes a parody of what it was, and we then respond, emotionally, to that parody.

I had a hard time explaining all this to my wife, but now that she 'gets it', she has a serenity that previously did not exist.
With a quiet mind, and a keen ability to observe, she exudes a beauty she never had, before.

Emotion is a symptom of mental instability. A little is not a bad thing, but an excess signals trouble-to-come.


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Interzone / Re: Equality is anarchy
« on: February 12, 2012, 06:08:29 PM »
Equality is a state of static chaos. The expiration of potential.
Anarchy seems to be a counterpoint to chaos. The frenetic action of engineering chaos.
The one creates the other.
But they are not the same.
Anarchy is doing.
Equality is done.



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Interzone / Re: What is the meaning of life?
« on: February 12, 2012, 05:57:41 PM »

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Interzone / Re: Nazi style guide
« on: February 10, 2012, 12:37:15 AM »
Bury Hitler? That's a bit extreme.
a: Where would we find his remains, in order to bury them?
b: What would leftists have left to compare me to? Or you. Or you?

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Interzone / Re: Study suggests morons favor conservativism and racism
« on: February 10, 2012, 12:32:13 AM »
There. I always said I was a moron.
Well, retarded, anyway.

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Interzone / Re: Language
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:17:40 PM »
Language is fine, as long as it remembered that language is exactly that: a representation of something it, itself, is not.
People have generally come to believe that language is the thing, and whatever it may or may not represent, gets forgotten about.
This is why a man may be imprisoned, in Europe, for saying something that may be interpreted as a 'hate-crime', whether or not a 'hate-crime' had anything to do with what was said. Often, it doesn't even have to be said, only suspected of maybe being said, by a thought-process that may, or may not, at some point, say it.
No 'hate-crime' actually took place, or probably would ever have taken place, but the words, themselves, and possibly the thoughts behind them, stood in for the event.
I call that madness. Leftists call it wonderful. It makes, they imagine, the world a better place.




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