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  1. Intelligence isn't always a good thing. You can be intelligent but still want to dominate the universe. Psychopaths are insanely intelligent, probably more than Terence Tao. Intelligence is like the sharpness of a sword, the more sharp you are, the more effective you are at manipulating and playing with knowledge, this doesn't mean you will produce topics and opinions of beauty, it just means they will be insanely complex and advanced to what you're able to comprehend. My computer in some instances are insanely intelligent, my machine learning algorithms can approximate functions far more advanced than Terence Tao could ever do, its clever, but its not necessarily beautiful or mysterious.
  2. right, suffering can happen at the same time of growth, but its not a prerequisite. This reminds me of a story indian yogis use to say: Back in ancient india, bracelets were banned in temples because they were considered a sign of misfortune, but one man really liked his bracelet so he kept it on during meditation sessions. One day, coincidentally heaps of people were getting enlightened in the temple, and at the same time this allowed people to have more awareness, and they noticed the bracelet on the man's hand. They said "wow they day you wore that bracelet is the day we all got enlightened. We shall make a rule that everyone must wear a bracelet whenever they enter the temple" Even though he had been wearing the bracelet the entire year. This reminds me of your theory about growth, you saw a few people get in pain from getting enlightenment, plus after all the Eric thomas and Tony Robbins bs its now trendy to enjoy suffering and aim to suffer, and now you've turned it into a culture, a sort of ritual.
  3. @Shin good point
  4. I think its fine to defend yourself in a conversation, as long as you're aware of the mechanics happening within yourself behind the scenes. Ask these questions when your in the middle of an argument, defending yourself etc: -> Why am I defending myself? -> What am I afraid of if I don't defend myself? -> How will this defence help (not me) the happiness of the world in general -> If everyone did what I did, how would the world look? Or if everyone didn't have this defence mechanism how would the world look, be like? Also treat the answers you get back from these questions very skeptically. Don't believe them, don't believe yourself, for sake of methodology, you are just as wrong as the next person, if say you were to ask a stranger on the street these questions. Also I disagree with Shin's view where you should literally NOT do something. Its fine to defend yourself, infact you shouldn't feel bad about defending yourself. The point here isn't to make your life miserable, allow the ego to do what it wants, just be aware of how the ego works while its doing it. See this is why a lot of hardcore, empirically minded Christians and Buddhist people never reach enlightenment, because they treat themselves like computer programs and unconsciously suppress themselves from egoic pleasures in life like having sexual fantasies. You're not growing by supressing yourself, you're just putting more pressure on a balloon that's about to explode. As Leo says, you don't have to surrender to other people's opinions, you just have to question YOURS.
  5. I totally disagree. As Sadhguru says "its not about working hard, its about doing the right thing". Suffering also = setbacks and decline from growth. Consider a case where you have social anxiety. If you go out and expose yourself more, studies show that you get more traumatised and are less likely to go out again. Suffering might = growth, and might not.
  6. I don't physically apologise, but try and let go of my opinions about defending myself, but is there ever a point in time when defending yourself is the less egoic thing to do. +1 Don't focus on the confession but focus on why things happened. Instead of trying to let go of defending yourself, ask why the situation happened and let go of every opinion that was just grabbed out of thin air, and put all opinions that were deduced in the situation in context (on the chopping block) rather than just letting go of opinions without assessing the situation. So basically give your defense a second chance rather than immediately dismissing it.
  7. having an argument multiple times a day over petty stuff.
  8. If you do something that annoys someone else, admitting you're wrong seems like a spiritual thing to do. The contrary to it is defending a position of righteousness, which in the end feels like clinging onto a piece of shit that's smelly and isn't that good to be around anyway. But what if the person gets angry at you so much that it makes you feel stale inside and posions the rest of your day? Where is the line between admitting you're wrong, and not tolerating someone posioning your life? Is there ever a situation where not admitting you're wrong is the spiritually acceptable thing to do? Or is it all ego
  9. @Patang Sure but you didn't really have control over whether you chose to put attention on it or not right?
  10. have you got any example research papers that is open minded? I trying to figure out how to publish a paper without relying on assumptions that someone a century ago just arbitrarily made for convenience. Now that assumption is apart of the ritural of the specialization of that field. Some examples of assumptions: - there's a brain - A measurement is real (like get a ruler and measure something) people think that distance actually exists. I get that its possible to rule something but that doesnt mean that distance exists. - In scientific experiments, everyone assumes that they are observing some phenomena. For example for figuring out gravity, not only do they assume that distance exists, but also that there's something observing the measurements happening (the falling down of a ball) this might seem like I'm nit picking, but this shift in understanding that there might be no one observing the phenomena is huge. Its what the empirical side of science is predicated upon. If everyone in the world had a mental disorder, all scientific empirical evidence would be warped to that disorder. - If you repeat an experiment 5 times, it will repeat forever. Repeatability apparently proves reality will be of a certain form forever hahahahahahaah - (this is the one am concerned of the most, because im trying to do research in this area) The physical phenomena is more important or real than metaphysical phenomena. This is a terrible belief that needs to stop. They have it backwards, they think that feeling pain is less real than an atom that we cannot see, all because Descarte just assumed there was an outside world. So any research I do on Metaphysical qualia gets either discarded straight away, or the peer reviewers will read it with an external cognitive lens. See happiness comes from the inside not the physical realm (if the physical realm exists we cant touch it anyway) so we should be focusing on qualia rather than atoms and cognitive science. Is there any paper that acknowledges these assumptions? Its very hard to publish a paper and get it passed while acknowledging these And its very hard to get a paper published if you decide to just chuck out the euclidiana assumptions all together. I'm not saying scientists are wrong, maybe distance does exists. But I think its highly unethical to just assume that these things exist because youre too lazy to do anything else...
  11. @Patang What exactly do you mean by "you have to work hard"? Do you mean resistance from your mind is a requirement for spirituality? Why so? How did you control yourself to work hard? I find in myself that I completely have no control on whether or not I can work hard or not, let alone anything in the path really. If, say, I am judging people, I can place awareness on the fact that I'm judging people, but whether I judge people or not is completely out of my control. If the mind has too much will to judge, it will, like a tsunami I can't control it.
  12. do you mind sharing with me some of your work so i can get a sense of what you're doing, how you're convincing other scientists that theres more to life than just their assumptions and formulas, and how youre integrating the stuff you do in a unversity setting?
  13. Yes it is rare, but spirituality is rare in general. Have you found anyone at least half getting it? Like I know of 1 quantum physcicist doing it, but thats it. Surely there's others out there. Its so hard because spiritual people hate science and scientist hate spiritual people.
  14. Integrating the scientific method, and using it as a tool rather than a belief system in conjunction with meditation ( metaphysical method) isn't practiced in society. So the question is, who is practicing these 2 things? Who is putting science in the appropriate context? And what are some resources for stretching your mind and changing your perspective in life to use these things together, or to develop a scientific (university research) career that doesnt make the epistemological traps that every other university researcher is making
  15. Wherever you go, add an online component to it. Its easy to set up... just need an internet modem/hotspot on your phone, a camera/computer with a camera, and an online platform to answer online questions. You'll get to answer heaps more questions and a greater opportunity to be more relevant to your viewers, and practice your seminar skills, which will be priceless for the future. The problem is, your audience happens to be very spread out throughout a lot of countries, and you aren't gonna get a big concentration just by travelling to 1 location. Your tours overall will have a lot of people coming to them, but not individually based on a country. Your particular scenario suits an online presence. I admit I'm slightly bias to this proposal, considering I live in Australia, which setting up a seminar in my country would admittedly be very undesirable for you, considering how much of an audience you have here, and how far away it is, but message me, and I would be more than happy to help you set up an online system that other spiritual teachers(and really other speakers from a wide range of topics) use.