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  1. ------------ 1) "Panentheism." Reality is both, Transcendent and Immanent. Both heaven and hell exist, and that trolling (especially logos trolling) if maintained will lead to hell. 2) Or "Maps of Maps of Meaning" makes the most sense. For an atheistic mindset, and Jordan Peterson is right. Meat Robots bashing one another. And consciousness is a fluke. I go with option 1. Though there maybe awareness, there is not, the level of consciousness that it should probably entail. Don't put your hand in the fire, it's hot, ok. Put's hand in fire.
  2. Similarity, and not sameness.
  3. @montecristo There's a lot of BS regulation. Food processing or Energy distribution for example. There are far fewer separate entities then there were 50 years a go. Just think of all the Confectionery brands owned by Kraft or Nestles. That use to be separate companies. Local distribution and production could fill in given miniaturisation of technology. It would be better probably in terms of transport costs. Instead end up with Mega Corporations and highly centralised processing. Beside major money probably from oil sheiks funding various indoctrination schemes. Nations are often more easily taken with bribes than force. Although sometimes Blood and iron is the way; The Saudis certainly did a good job. I don't think there is going to be enough resources for the UBI to work. There could have been given modern computing technology, such a scenario was even envisioned in "Human Action" a laisse Faire economics book. But as everything is so fucked up, with Neo-Liberalism being worse than communism, going to be more drastic. Due for a major war given the pattern of human history. I remember when I was in Galicia in Spain. Some English woman was saying how terrible that workers in the past didn't get paid enough. I was like well you said your great great Grandfather had 11 kids... try that now without massive handouts. Didn't say anything but mine were Aristocratic and had about 3 to 6 kids on avg looking at Wikipedia.
  4. This is why Buddhism is ultimately wrong. Yes there is a transcendent aspect to reality, but that is not all there is. The Pali canon tries to approach an aspect of perfection when it notes the aeons of reincarnations needed for the Buddha to attain Enlightenment. You can not approach perfection with numbers; like the kids game of saying infinity plus 1! The spirit of the message makes sense, it's logic does not. Equally being is wrong; unfortunately judgements mean perhaps little, or nothing next to God.
  5. Non Servium. Ultimately you serve someone/thing. Or there is no you; Enlightenment Achieved!
  6. Listen to the most canonical texts you can get. In the Pali canon of Buddhism, it describes multiple forms of Enlightenment. The Buddha talks about lesser forms of Enlightenment that he has observed, and is afraid. Bear in mind that not even the Buddha attained permanent, total Enlightenment. Some decadent western or easterner, has no chance. There is an Audiobook called "in the Words of the Buddha." The lazy mans way of learning about Buddhism at least in theory. Skin and Bones, hardcore meditation, no thank you. The presumption though of Enlightenment being a good thing, I would not say that is so. The Buddha literally talks about being skin and bones to trigger enlightenment experiences. Psychedelics would interest me, but the fact I observe double think in those exposed and a long term decrease in creativity, thou they may think otherwise, has deterred me, as a last resort you could say fuck it and do it anyway. I do not think that would be a good idea. Also that it mentions in the Quran about stealing your soul, and negative connotations in the Bible. Both Good and Evil must have proximatly equal sway. If good is destined to prevail metaphysically, the sensible and obvious option would be to do good; it would be utterly pointless to not be. That is not the case. If you indeed accept the premise you have freewill; then potentially the darkest possible reality must be actual, it can not be otherwise. The only way Buddhism overlaps here is how to get the cake as easily as possible. Buddhism basically has things as illusion, the transcendent reality to which you aspire Nirvana. The one who recognises, no-self the "noble disciple." Basically reality as one big projection to which Buddhism recognises very well. But it is not the whole truth. In fact Leibniz's metaphysics seems to have been a refinement of some Buddhist theology. But he lies, was also noted for backdating work. He gives a good tidy explanation of the Trinity which is BS, he does however recognise the transcendent aspect very well. "The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good". - Voltaire.
  7. "How to Win Friends and Influence People." Is a terrible book. It's about appealing directly to a person's ego to mostly gain business influence. If the Devil is in the detail. I don't know, maybe try talking or writing to someone like an agony aunt or uncle, priest/monk, advice column.
  8. From Wikipedia Panentheism is also expressed in the Bhagavad Gita.[24] In verse IX.4, Krishna states: By Me all this universe is pervaded through My unmanifested form. All beings abide in Me but I do not abide in them. When you are feeling fit and the sun is shining and you do not want to believe that the whole universe is a mere mechanical dance of atoms, it is nice to be able to think of this great mysterious Force rolling on through the centuries and carrying you on its crest. If, on the other hand, you want to do something rather shabby, the Life-Force, being only a blind force, with no morals and no mind, will never interfere with you like that troublesome God we learned about when we were children. The Life-Force is a sort of tame God. You can switch it on when you want, but it will not bother you. All the thrills of religion and none of the cost. Is the Life-Force the greatest achievement of wishful thinking the world has yet seen? C.S Lewis Mere Christianity. I think Sadhguru has some of life-force as his religion I can't remember the Indian or Yogic term.
  9. I think Jordan Peterson is an Evil Gargoyle, he's even a member of the trilateral commission btw. They call me mellow yellow....
  10. @Highest If everything is god, that is Pantheism; ultimately or otherwise. If God is transcendent(Nirvana), that is theism. Also close to Buddhism, if following the Leibniz conception of God. In fact I would say Leibniz is more perfected, as he probably read Buddhist texts. This distinction between Pantheism and Atheism when both are immanent, is an interesting one. Not something I fully understand, Possibly irreconcilable there seems to be some form of dualism, or inversion. There maybe several Gods, I don't think everyone is on the same page.
  11. Depends a lot on your metaphysics. If you're a Pantheist: like Spinoza, Hegel, Einstein and Caligula; Well, then no. Even an Atheist, as the concept of immanence applies, as it does to Pantheism. Hegel seems to have been about getting to Pantheism, through his dialectic. "One is a Spinozist, or not a philosopher" - Hegel. Hegel is Evil btw.
  12. @Michael569 Hey no problem. If you buy the kindle book for 99p you can sometimes get the audiobook for £2.99. I used it mostly for philosophy books. Be careful what you listen to however. Unlike reading where you have the potential to read through the logic & structure. Audiobooks can end up programming you; even though tone, tempo etc can be useful. I remember listening to "12 Rules for life" where Peterson bursts into tears saying that philosophy is teleological; it's not, it's an aspect. Was sometime around when he was talking about enlightenment. Something more neutral like a Ian Fleming Novel or foreign language book can be interesting.
  13. @Michael569 If you live in the UK you can get the 24 book subscription for £109.99. So works out fairly cheap per book. Scribd isn't bad, but you need to stream it.
  14. Reading is quicker if your mind is set up for it, persistently from birth. Unfortunately most people probably aren't, I'm not, I use audiobooks when I can.