Merkabah

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  1. The illusion of free will exists for sure!! Just like a ball getting bounced off the walls. After a while it thinks it is jumping from wall to wall! Similarly, when in decision-making regions of the brain some decision is made, it gives us the illusion of the imaginary "self" doing it. But in reality, that little "decision" that you made is simply a confluence of the state of the nervous system in that moment interacting with the environment in that moment which leads to an electrochemical reaction and BAM........ YOU NOW DECIDE TO GET UP and GO TO THE GYM !!!! Now back up a little bit........... Now let's say the above person just moments before "deciding" on going to the gym hears a bad news from a friend which throws him into an absolute funk.... ALL of a sudden the mental state is not the same anymore !! He ends up " deciding" to take out a pack of cigarettes and start smoking!!! and from there on he is on a totally different life path and possibilities than the path of above scenario....... !! Granted, the above example is extremely simplified. However, a more elaborate cause and effect picture captures the point that we as humans don't have as much agency that our egos want us to believe. Even I, knowing all this, get depressed thinking about it, even though on some level it is quite liberating.
  2. I have always been curious about this guy: For the good or the bad, one of most prolific experts in the field of Cosmology and Quantum mechanics is Sean Carroll. While he is a highly-regarded person in his field, the guy's teachings stand antithetic to the whole spiritual angle of Quantum physics and the notion of god for that matter. How do you guys assess him and what he posits? In your view, what is he missing in his ideology and grasp of knowledge of "reality"?
  3. @Nivsch There is a good reason why we talk past each other on this topic and probably won't go anywhere ; You want to nail down a metaphysical concept through conceptualization and use of logic. My friend, to get a grasp of what ppl on the forum get at, you will need to do the actual inner work and experience it firsthand. It's a fool's errand to try to capture a profound metaphysical phenomenon using the imperfect common wisdom and argumentation. It will be frustrating for both sides trying to reach an understanding where you have no idea where other ppl come from. That is because language is not the RIGHT MEDIUM through which you can communicate these kinds of phenomena.
  4. @Nivsch Are you aware of your circular reasoning here? What is pointed out here is suspend your preconceived notions such as " Neurons being responsible for the experience " and so forth and live out the experiment yourself. No words, no screwing around with concepts, just be........................................
  5. @Matt8800 Question about absorption technique laid out in John Kreiter's book: When he talks about gobbling down energy and making it your own: 1. How do we even know energy coming at us so we can act on it? 2. What does he exactly mean by the "predatory stance"? What is it exactly? Could you elaborate on this whole technique? Thank you Matt.
  6. @Matt8800 A conceptual question: I hear often about Occult and practices and the notion that one of the major sources of nurturing of these abilities is going through self-inflicted hardship. Do you also subscribe to the idea that occult powers thrive on an ascetic lifestyle and self denial? As a crazy example, the rumor has it that one of the rather high-profile wizards in my country feasts on his feces......! Could you shed some light on this whole concept? Is it really something to it?
  7. @Pouya believe me, the percentage is not higher than the US. This is coming from someone who has lived in both societies!!
  8. @Leo Gura Reflecting on your recent omniscience awakening, I cannot help but keep thinking about the Fight Club movie. Am I alone in this or you also see parallels between your recent epiphanies and the core concept of the novel?
  9. @Leo Gura It's because those other babies weren't shot out of my body. There is a clear biological stake people have in their offspring. Their progeny is in effect their own fucking cell!! They love themselves................! Now, this affection is no way near as strong from the other end, meaning the offspring's love for the parent doesn't even come anywhere close. Basically the children are part of the parents' bodies but not the other way around!! However, metaphysically speaking, sperm and egg might be all part of a big false narrative and in that case ALL the above goes out the window!!!
  10. @ajasatya what @integral laid out in his post is pretty much a guideline every ME/Fibro person is supposed to adhere to. It appears that will be my playbook for the weeks and months to come!
  11. @integral Thanks man. Quite dead-on advice as I have already experienced some of them firsthand. Boy does it feel good to get support from such caring people! God bless you really!
  12. @integral I have eliminated all sorta grains beside the dairy, legumes and most of fruits including apples!!!
  13. Denis McKenna has spoken not-so-highly of Salvia on the Joe Rogan podcast. His knock against it has to do with the traumatic nature of the experience and the fact that there are not much to remember and retain in the form of insight or perspective.
  14. @integral Regarding vit B: seeing that I have eliminated All the grains from my diet, how on earth am I supposed to receive the essential vit B group other than by taking supplements? Could you elaborate?
  15. @integral message received. Thanks brother.