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Interzone / Concerning amerika.org...
« on: September 11, 2013, 09:08:07 PM »
Amerika is a place for civilized conservative discussion. Far more so than here. It is not a deathmetal site.
So it might be a good idea to do a reality-check before you go there and behave as you do here.
Not everyone is interested in immature quasi-nihilistic tough-guy posturing, and any and all civilized conversation be-damned.

Amerika is concerned with reinstating, reinventing, restructuring the current advanced chaos into what was once a passable civilization. Please respect that mission. If you must be a caveman, this is the place to do it.





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Interzone / Re: The secret
« on: September 11, 2013, 07:44:06 PM »
It is the writer of the story you might be more concerned about, and the rather obvious fact that it is not a depiction of actual events.

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Interzone / Re: The secret
« on: September 11, 2013, 05:46:04 PM »
I just wonder why you see assumptions where there are none.
There are dangers inherent in the master/student relationship.

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Interzone / Re: Origin of Universe
« on: September 11, 2013, 04:29:23 PM »
For me: why would I even wonder?

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Interzone / Re: The secret
« on: September 11, 2013, 04:21:57 PM »
The story illustrates quite well the dangers of being either a 'master' or a 'student'.
The master can get carried away with his own standing, becoming a tyrant, while the student desires what he assumes the master has, so much, that it may get him killed.

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Interzone / Re: The secret
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:36:51 PM »
The Zen master seems a bit irresponsible.

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Interzone / Re: Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:06:32 PM »
You are right. The highest high a human may experience, is achieved with only air.

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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:04:20 PM »
Wow. Great stuff :)

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Interzone / Re: Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 10, 2013, 06:59:12 PM »
You can call it whatever you like.
But it is not like anything else: it is what it is, and nothing else is like it.
What else removes one's identity, other than death?
This sense of identity is what prevents people from interacting directly with reality.
It may be useful, sometimes, to have an identity, but only in social settings.
For those whose whole existence is about the social, identity is everything, and the loss of it seems terrifying.
But for those who are interested in actually being alive while living, nothing else will do.

Meditation is a way to get somewhere.
When you get there, there is no further need to do it.
You will have become alive.




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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 10, 2013, 06:13:41 PM »
What you're talking about seems to be value as perceived by you.
What happens to that value when you remove yourself?
Does that remove the value, too?
03-04 refers to value as the quality certain things possess, with or without a identity to judge it.





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Interzone / Re: Spirituality can not be explained.
« on: September 10, 2013, 05:47:18 PM »
What kind of meditation??

Well, there is meditation, and then there is all the other crap people call meditation.
Meditation involves sitting very still, emptying the mind, and slowing breathing, until the you is no longer present.
Removal of identity.
Eliminate that, and reality starts to fill the gap.
With total identity removal, comes enlightenment.


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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:35:02 PM »
It is not a monopoly held by the human brain to value the valuable.
Hummingbirds value nectar. Bears value berries. Crows value the dead. Mountain goats value solitude. All of them value life. Thus life appears to be valuable to anything has has it.

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Interzone / Re: Unintentional metaphors for modernity
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:00:01 PM »
It must be inconvenient for you, being a human.
Then again, it's probably inconvenient for most of us.

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Interzone / Re: Spiritualism
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:55:49 PM »
I'm not a fan of Christianity, either, but it was the central support of Western civilization for centuries, and so is deserving of respect, if not for what it is, then for what it was.
As for the way you look at things, well, if you are capable of doubting your infallibility, you're far ahead of most.


945
Ha! Good point. Increasing age has a way of doing things like that.


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