Aimblack

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  1. Damn I'm glad I followed you. You really are under appreciated here. Thanks for the info and please keep sharing!
  2. I haven't had any significant enlightenment experience that would let me speak with authority about this matter but can you see how the question you are asking doesn't make sense even if we were to be talking from the materialistic paradigm? "If Humans and rocks are both made of the same stuff(atoms/ other subatomic particles) then how come they are so different?"
  3. @Leo Gura I thought about what you said and I understand now, thanks a lot my man!
  4. Thanks for being patient but we are either talking past each other or I'm being pretty dense...or both So let me try to explain my problem more clearly. Where I'm stuck is that if you say that you need to follow some moral rules in order to awaken but you get to set those rules it seems to me that it directly undermines the claim that you need to be moral in order to awaken. In other words if it is for all intents and purposes an absolute that I have to follow some moral rules but morality itself is relative then by extension whether and if I have to follow any moral rules is also relative? I hope I'm making sense here.
  5. But that's just the same as saying that there aren't any moral requirements at all. That would mean that Donald Trumps lying, cheating etc. are in fact not a hindrance to his awakening.Because he is imagining that he is doing the right things.
  6. This is what confuses me.Because that would imply that there are some moral values that are absolute,right? Because just like you mentioned even Hitler thought he was doing the morally right thing and especially Donald Trump thinks he is the best thing that ever happened to America so who gets to decide which moral precepts are necessary?
  7. Hey Leo, I felt that you misunderstood some of the points Ziziek made and I would have loved to hear you address the things he said.In your video you pointed out how zizek was basically right in saying that enlightenment doesn't make you better and went on to speculate how zizek would respond to that. You also misunderstood his point of stating that there is no difference between a pill and a genuine enlightenment. So basically what Zizek was saying was that Buddhists on one hand claim that you have to follow certain ethical rules to become enlightened and to be seen as enlightened and his argument is that there is no reason for that to be the case if enlightenment is only a spiritual shift. His example with the pills is used to as an argument that there is such a thing as enlightenment without adhering to moral precepts. His reason for citing DT suzuki was also to show exactly that.
  8. @Leo Gura What specifically makes you think that? Is it because the people creating AI have a lack of understanding of what consciousness,intelligence and creativity are? Is it the lack of technology or infrastructure or research culture?
  9. What does "truly self conscious" mean? How is that distinguished from something that merely seems like it's self conscious? If by intuition you are hinting at connecting to the very source and transcending limited identity I don't see a reason why an AI would be categorically unable to connect to the source which by definition is the source of everything. Additionally I would argue that what keeps us limited in our small identity is partly habit and partly predisposition based on our biology so I don't even see a reason why an AI couldn't be constructed in a way that facilitates higher intelligence without a limited identity.
  10. If we were talking about 10 or 20 years I would totally agree with you but who knows what could happen in a 100 years. What is impressive about current AI research is the rate of progress. Even if most of the algorithms were to be only refined the current leverage points are compute power and data can give huge gains.
  11. Unfortunately no...that's just how people are on this forum... But on topic: 'Zen Mind,Beginners Mind' is the book that is having the biggest impact on me right now because when you are getting involved with spirituality it's easy to get lost in big ideas, mumbo jumbo and fantasy this book is fundamental for gounding and emphasizes the daily grind of practice.
  12. Because Leo is a man presenting Personal Development from the perspective which appeals more to men than to women. There are also women who do Personal Development it sounds completely different. Like look how 'self-love' is pretty big nowadays that is personal development cutting everything out that makes you feel less loving and less loved. That seems to appeal way more to women than to men.
  13. @How to be wise Is pretty deep into that and I decided to give it a go after reading one of his posts. And yea it works you may not notice it straight away but it does. If you trust the process and stick with it without trying to change yourself it does work and I know that doing the work without trying to change sounds like a paradox. At one point you may notice some completely random thing you do or some obsession completely disappeared while the thing you are trying to change remains.
  14. I just want to share the synergy between SD and the Enneagram that I experienced. The thing about SD is that it doesn't account for different types of humans. My introverted green won't look anything like your extroverted green and to track that better I found the Enneagram to be pretty useful. I remember once reading that in a Ken Wilber book and quickly glossing over it(which was a mistake). So anybody interested maybe check it out and incorporate it into Leo's LP course I bet the results will be pretty interesting so it would be cool if you could either share it here or just DM me.