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  1. @cetus56 Your trying to tell me that every branch is part of the same tree, which I already know. I'm trying to tell you why its important that each branch is slightly different than every other branch.
  2. Apologies then. I didn't realize I was debating your ego. I'm still up for a discussion on the importance of contrast and how the 'one' is always changing if anyone else is.
  3. Our hands are inherently one, and I understand that. But my hand does not look like your hand. My fingerprint has a different pattern from your fingerprint. My face does not look like your face. Why? We're the same right? Same mold, different rules applied to it = different outcome. In this case our pool of genes gives us contrast and unique subjective experiences. Twins are an example of when the similar rules are applied to multiple subjects and even they do not have matching fingerprints. Your picture illustrates the same outcome over and over again. Infinity does not repeat itself. Infinite possibilities means ever-changing. "No man ever steps in the same river twice for it's not the same river and he's not the same man".
  4. A good watch for anyone on the path in need of a direct and practical explanation of how everything is literally connected. Makes for great contemplation.
  5. This picture is actually a bad representation of what Leo said. The picture is what would happen if physics did apply to infinity. Notice all the hands are exactly the same? Repeating itself over and over again? If physics does not apply to infinity all the hands would be different. That's the only point I was trying to get across. But I agree with you guys. I believe infinity also means infinite possibilities. An infinity that just repeats itself forever just seems so absurd and redundant.
  6. Depends. Infinity with rules? Or infinity without rules? If physics applies to infinity, then there are limited possibilities. Limited possibilities within infinity means that it inevitably repeats itself. Or if there are an unlimited amount of Universes each with a different set of rules of physics then the possibilities become endless. Edit: I know I didn't really answer your question specifically, but that's because its really complicated and I don't know.
  7. Not sure if that will answer your question, but I think it will help.
  8. Exactly. Hell, take 20 minutes. I set my books down all the time to think about something I just read. I can't even Imagine reading without critiquing, analyzing, or sleuthing out meanings. To read contemplatively is to do so slowly, without forcing or rushing, savoring a passage and allowing reflection to unfold. Instead of reading to finish a book or to arrive at some point, contemplation allows us to let the book work on us. I even write down or highlight favorite passages so I can revisit and reflect on them later on.
  9. Don't worry, some day you will die and remember exactly who and what you are, then you will be born and forget again. We all plug back into the Matrix in the end whether we think we want to or not. We have to, because its the only thing we can do with all of eternity. Outside the dream or the "Matrix" we are forever alone. And not even God wants to be alone forever.... and so here "we" are.
  10. "It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. Right? And this bag was just dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That's the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in."
  11. People think free will exists because they cannot see all the causes to an effect. But if you look closely enough you can find a cause to every action, and for every action, a reaction. This is the Nature of the Universe and your very own thoughts and decisions are no exception.
  12. Which makes his story all the more impressive and influential.
  13. To be fair, Siddhartha was a Prince. His father was King. He was born with influence.