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Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 26, 2013, 01:52:51 AM »
Point to a meaning in the world? That's a strange challenge.
The world, the cosmos, life, evolution, all are meaning(s).
Meaning has zero to do with the human condescension of doling one out.
Reality is its own meaning, as life is, to us, if we even get to being able to recognize it.

As for 'objective', nothing a human does is objective, unless that human has aligned himself with reality.
Subjective is the only view an ego is capable of. Objective only results from ego abandonment.

I don't know what truth you are referring to, as being ugly. Truth is beauty, to me.
What is great art, anyway? Who decides? I've seen art I liked, but none ever 'moved' me.
But perhaps deathmetal is art to those who can see it as that.
I can't, personally, but that is neither here, nor there.
I imagine it fulfills the role of a catalyst, of sorts.


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Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 25, 2013, 04:40:30 PM »
We are never going to 'make' this reality meaningful.
But we could, perhaps become aware of its meaning.
Where we go is where we come from.

What is it about deathmetal? Is ugly necessary, in order to appreciate beauty?



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Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 25, 2013, 05:25:31 AM »
I don't know anything about him, except for the things everybody knows, via the media.
But I don't imagine I'd want him around my place, though.

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Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 24, 2013, 11:50:35 PM »
Incidentally, I had, in fact, been reflecting upon sperm, and its similarity to unenlightened vs. enlightened humans, just the other day. Very, very few seeds, no matter their potential, end up becoming viable.
Usually, only one, per generation.
I had a view, for many years, while being put-upon by the millions, that millions of people couldn't be wrong.
But now I know that millions can.

920
Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 24, 2013, 09:56:55 PM »
Ah. I had been wondering about that very thing. Glad it's been cleared up!

921
Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 24, 2013, 09:27:43 PM »
I don't 'believe' anything.
I observe my own experience and report what I experience.
Reporting must rely on words, yet words can never clearly report it.
The missing ingredient is supplied by the reader/listener.
Curiosity, a sense of awe, wonder, mystery...

I would consider that the idea of 'identity' as understood by living beings, simply does not apply A.D.

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Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 24, 2013, 08:56:34 PM »
Identity does not survive. It is entirely superfluous in the A.D. context.
Enlightenment is a way of previewing this: even in the absence of physical death, one may not attain enlightenment while carrying an identity.
Eye of the needle.

The idea of unity (and it is an idea) is non-applicable here, because no other state can exist but oneness.
Even a crow knows this, while humans see themselves as 'individuals' separate and apart.
The difficulty you, and everyone else, has with all this is your using mind to grapple with what is beyond mind. The mind makes a hash of it, because it is unable to grasp anything beyond mind.

A granite mountain remains that, if it loses one molecule of granite.
Yet it is diminished by the loss. While the lost molecule is nothing.
It certainly is not a granite mountain, or can ever become one.
Yet it remains granite.
It has no identity, beyond what it is.



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Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 24, 2013, 05:35:34 PM »
Haha :)
I thought he got eaten by the Alien, but maybe he didn't, after all.


924
Interzone / Re: Pop culture's greatest (s)hits
« on: August 24, 2013, 05:19:32 PM »
Experiencing Reality isn't programming. It is experience. There is no human agenda involved.

925
Interzone / Re: A.D.
« on: August 24, 2013, 02:49:50 AM »
No.
That is one way of looking at it, for sure, but immortality is real and possible.
It does not apply to the identity, though. That is definitely mortal.

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The difference was that the one who got fined didn't 'like' smelly panhandlers.
It's fine to dislike someone for being a wonderful, vibrant, colourful character, as long as you don't show the dislike. It's not fine to dislike a smelly panhandler, and say so.
This is the main reason aliens haven't yet successfully infiltrated us and taken over:
No non-human can ever quite get the nuances between being seen as a great guy or as a nazi bigot.
Even I have trouble.


927
Amusingly, I know this guy's mother, quite well, but until recently, didn't know he was her son.
So I asked her where he was, you know, that retarded guy...
She looked at me funny, and said that was her son.
So I did a crow and engaged her on the whole business of what we call people, and she realized that no matter what I referred to him as, I liked him, and really, that was what counted.
Phew.

928
Who am I to say? If you saw him, you would think 'retard'. But you'd probably like him, anyway.

929
I was reflecting over something along the same lines...
I know a local retard, who I often engage in what you might call conversation, and find his lack of intelligence rather likeable. He seems happy enough, but then he seems to have no pretensions about who he is, or how he should be viewed by others. He has no interest in 'Change'.
Perhaps low I.Q. is not such a problem, in itself, as the inflated sense of self-importance that almost every Western individual has fallen prey to.
Once again, ego shows itself for the destructive mind-virus that it is.

930
Interzone / A.D.
« on: August 22, 2013, 04:47:22 PM »
The mind finally stops. Then what?
That depends.
Did you create anything useful, in life? Anything that would outlive you?
Did you give birth to, successfully raise, and set free a soul?
If you did, you are - literally - laughing.
The soul is you, and you it.
Now it is everywhere. Always.
Not 'you', but far more than 'you' ever were.
Your own, unique, essential contribution.

Or did you produce nothing?
Oh well. Lights out.



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