EnRoute

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  1. That's true in your subjective mind experience. Other than that, it can not (yet) be proved. It might be true what you're saying, but as long as you can not prove it, we must assume that it is fair to say that "we just don't know how reality came to be and what is it made of."
  2. Hello. When I think of and observe the nature of reality, I conclude that it is real. Reality exists. Then I tend to ask a few questions, like: If consciousness would have never existed, what would be instead of it? What's behind consciousness? There must be something behind it. And what is consciousness made of? Is it possible to grasp and comprehend it? I've been reading "God Is Not Great", a book written by Cristopher Hitchens, an individual who doesn't declare himself a skeptic or an atheist. Hitchens believes that consciousness is a byproduct of the human brain. He also thinks that we're bodies. There's scientific evidence that humans have brain circuits and receptors for psychedelic substances, meaning that a psychedelic trip is just a hallucination of the brain, and not a fundamental truth that leads to God-realization. Without those brain circuits, "God-realization" wouldn't be possible. Without the human brain, experience, perception, visualization and all the other important functions of human life would not be possible. Why isn't materialism possible? What's wrong with materialism? I have nothing against spirituality; all I want is to find out the truth.
  3. Okay. I'm an open-minded individual. I want to find out the illusory nature of reality and how it operates. What should I do? I've been meditating for three years now. Nothing happens, although I'm a master of being in the present moment effortlessly. How am I going to find out if reality is simply imagination?
  4. I can't know for sure what consciousness is and where did it come from. I can't find out if reality is imaginary by nature. We simply can not know. The rest is speculation.
  5. No. I don't hold them as distinguished from me. They're just different aspects of myself disguised as other people.
  6. No, it doesn't. I've been calling my brother on WhatsUp to tell him to write a verse from the Bible on paper and put it under my doormat. When I arrived home, I found the paper there. I wasn't the one who put the message under the doormat. Now, I will imagine my brother writing down a verse from the Bible on paper, without calling him on WhatsUp. I'll go and check to see if the message will be there. I'll be right back!
  7. I just clicked on a (CNN) YouTube video and I saw the anchors over there talking about the NSA. Did I have the need to imagine them and listen to their theories? What do I have in common with them talking about the NSA, spying on civilians? Are you imagining what I'm writing here, Leo? And am I imagining you? Aren't you real as a person? Moreover, am I imagining your objective answers?
  8. The outer world is objective and it exists outside of my consciousness. It is there. Before I was born, I had no memories of this world. I don't even have memories of consciousness.
  9. NASA has sent an orbiter device around Jupiter. That's not a dream. It is reality, Leo! I can not fool myself with the so-called "games of consciousness" or with the "ilusory-imaginary nature of reality." Sorry. I don't feel like being one with Jupiter.
  10. Jupiter exists out of my subjective consciousness. It will be there after the body dies, right?
  11. Even if "It's ALL Love," not even total consciousness is more precious than your subjective life experience. And you will lose your life soon since you're simply a mortal. How can we know what comes after we die? And that which comes after our bodies ceases to exist, is it worth it? Is it awesome? Isn't it a tremendous loss to lose our lives? All beauty is predicated upon life. The rest is meaningless.
  12. Yes. When I'll be dead, I won't be able to discover the future inventions of humanity. I won't be able to have a girlfriend. I won't be able to enjoy life, since life is the opposite of death. What comes after my body ceases to exist? Total consciousness? And is total consciousness more beautiful than the current state of consciousness that I'm in? Moreover, is total consciousness (that which comes after my body disintegrates) more beautiful than life itself and what I'm able to experience now? In a nutshell: "Is alive more precious than not being alive?" I have a lot of questions about a topic like this.
  13. @Leo Gura, you're right about the nature of reality when you say that it is illusory. But you fail to let us know that "nihilism" is actually a great thing and that the way reality is structured is simply excellent. From your teachings, which are great, I get a dark taste, in the sense that you fail to mention how wonderful imagination is. You don't tell people that when they embark on the hero's journey, it is inevitable to perceive the nature of reality in a dark way and that we need to be aware of the trap of perceiving imagination in a negative way. On the spiritual path, it's important to jailbreak our minds for the positive, to become able to perceive reality as a mind-blowing thing. The subconscious creates meaning and interpretation through the means of emotions.
  14. Why are women so interested in sex, @Leo Gura? I mean all people. Men, women, they're all focusing on sex as being something extremely important in their lives. And I noticed that some people are using sex as an indicator that the relationship will have better chances of being successful. Just stuff, partying, going out, talking nonsense, sex, happiness, etc. - all this nonsense, without seeing what's really beautiful in life.
  15. The right has good ideas. The left also has good ideas. Deal with it. I refuse to demonize any political party and take the good from both of them.