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  1. I wouldn't waste too much time thinking about what happens after you die. You won't be thinking then. You won't be.
  2. The thing is, he wouldn't say that if he was being truthful. In the double slit experiment, observation and measurement have an effect on what happens. That is true in the world of sub atomic particles. It doesn't happen on the scale of falling trees. The tree isn't going to fall any differently whether you watch it or not. The only difference is whether you will know about it or not.
  3. Not correct. Whether you hear it or not makes no difference to anything except you. The vibrations are still there. Its just that you don't pick them up.
  4. There are a lot of thought provoking articles here. I am puzzled by some of them, particularly some of those relating to what is and isn't real. These are just a few of my thoughts. If you open your eyes and look around you, that is reality. For sure there are realities that your senses don't pick up like X rays, TV signals, or the fact that the solid table isn't really solid. Also your perception of reality may differ from that of, say, an amoeba, an ant, or a dog. None of this affects the fact that what you experience is reality as it relates to you. Denying that the universe around you is real or the idea that everything is an illusion is a pointless mental diversion. It is true that your perception of reality can be obscured by the workings of your mind like ego or excessive thinking. Meditation and the like can help clear these obstructions. The awareness of a higher power, or a power greater than yourself, which can assist you, is, I think, not an illusion. It is an awareness of the actual existence of the mountain of evolution on which your conscious mind rests. That is, the chemical combinations which formed you from the elements, the evolution of life, your instinct and subconscious mind. We are, as far as we know, the highest level of evolution. If all evolution and existence is a manifestation of the purpose of God then we are part of the manifestation of God. The kingdom of God is, as stated in the bible, within you. The idea that psychedelic drugs can enable you to see further into truth is arguable. I personally doubt it.
  5. When you die, time ends for you. You stop working, just like the TV doesn't process signals when you switch it off. Nothing of you carries on except in the minds of others. The letters you wrote while you were alive will still be there.
  6. I know this is a bit against the grain but my opinion is that drugs create powerful illusions but they have nothing to do with truth. I do of course realize that everything is an illusion.