There is an old quote i would like to recite. "The Tao that has a name is not the endless or unchanging Tao" Titles and names, are just that. Sometimes when we try to explain thing's, especially beliefs or philosophy a lot can get lost in the telling. I mean how do you try to explain something like the force to others? Does a fish know it is in water? does it understand the ocean is all around it? binding it and keeping it alive? Does it know the ocean provides life and takes it away in its harsh un-biased way? We are all like fish, some of us are aware that we swim in an ocean and some of us are not.
Let your actions explain to your friends rather than your word's people react more to what we do than waht we say.
Whyte Horse has it. That's basically what I was saying. But it's just a concept. I don't know if such a thing is valid.
On another note, I just started reading this book called Biocentrism and it's really interesting. It talks about how consciousness fits in with the existence of the universe. It's not a spiritually-centered book, just science.
I've used this book in advanced training. There's a wonderful abridgment of it here www.nbcnews.com/id/31393080/ns/technolog...fe-creates-universe/ .
Don't miss this treasure www.robertlanzabiocentrism.com/ .
the scientists say that the cold fusion device they tested is 10 times more powerful than gasoline — which is currently the best fuel readily available to mankind.
please. even diesel is more efficient than petrol.
Now can we really call mind2 a mind? It doesn't actually do any thinking, it's a mere model.
Which is how we should being mind1 as well, right?
Not thinking, not judging, just observing...
Does it really observe? If I make a robot, or more properly an android, and put a brain in it, but only a model of a brain, all the computer chips and motors being in the central cavity, does this brain observe?
If I put the wings of a bird on a elephant, can it fly?
Did you build the robot to observe? The 'roomba' robot observes, however elementary, its environment so as to be able to vacuum a room...
Or would you make one out of a chunk of clay that does not even have the promise of doing any thinking?
The model of me, inside my head, might move and speak, but only as I see myself doing. The brain or mind in that model doesn't actually do anything.
You may perceive your brain or mind translating all those signals, from outside of your mind, but when I perceive my mind working, my brain translating signals from my eyes, translating signals from my brain to my mouth, I do it from my thought processing center, inside the same mind.
Sure, someone else said 'levels', so run with that...:)
Your description of how you see your brain, are like looking into a glass box, holding a working model of the room you're in.
I have that same room, that same glass box, but all it is is a glass box.
If i want to see my thoughts I don't look into the box at my computer, I turn away from the box and look at my computer.
If I want to see my vision, I look at my tv, not into the glass box at the miniatures of the room.
Perhaps I am not being clear enough...:)
Imagine you are watching yourself on tv... You dont really know what the actor is going to do, but you watch it...
Its like that...
Now, look at it like a video game...
You control the guy a bit... You make him pickup a stick,however, you didnt make him crouch down, extend his hand, grasp the stick, and straighten back up...
All you did, via the controller, was say, 'grab the stick'...
Be the controller...
I will publicly post them here...;)
We do not allow others to comment in journals because it gets in the way of the journal being checked...
A journal, as we use it here, is not really for discussion...
Threads have a way of going off track, and we hope to keep this to a minimum by restricting the posts to the bare minimum...
KNights and above, besides the journals owners, are all that is allowed to post in journals...EDIT: and even Knights and above, we ask for it to be done sparingly...;)
We delete comments without even reading them... And we have gotten messages from journal owners asking for comments from others to be removed, as well as 'thank you's from them when we beat them to the idea...
We cannot allow it in some, and not in others... The discrepancy causes even more work for our already overworked staff...
I have answered, what I thought were questions in journals, only to be told publicly, or via PM, that the question was rhetorical, and only there for the student to ask themself...
I hope this clears it up for you...:)
Any other questions, please feel free to ask....
Also, as this is not about 'Jediism', I have moved it...;)
Good luk, and carry on...:)
There are aproximately 33 thousand Christian demoninations
33 thousand protestant christian denominations, please keep that in mind that they are in fact protestant, in respect of me or any other Orthodox Christians.
holy crap. is that right? where did this figure come from? i didnt think there were that many Religions, much less sects of one.
Are there any Indigo Children in the Temple?
I am one and I lived with one (my best friend) for a long time. Now that we live in different states, its hard to connect with him like that again. Are there any here? Also, does anyone have any input, comments, ideas, etc. about the Indigo Children?
If you want to know more about it,
clicky --> www.2012-spiritual-growth-prophecies.com/indigo-child.html
it is funny
also there are so many really crude jokes, and sometimes for me are funny, I can not be hypocrite, and be serious, and then enjoy it in private.
BUT... I understand what he say, if you visit another website, and you find an image, like OUR LOGO, with
jar jar doing poo on it... and it's trully our LOGO, and everybody enjoy that, and agree it's funny... What do you think????
just made it in a rush... (and maybe not funny, and more grotesque ) but.. think... if you find this in a Mormon forum.....