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  1. @Brittany your situation might be different to mine because most Christians are not fundamentalist and they can eat whatever they want, many have premarital sex, don't have to recite arabic 5 times a day and etc. I might be wrong in saying that when considering your particular situation, but that aside it seems like your situation is similar to mine in the sense that your family obviously take religion seriously and would freak out if you told them. Yeah I think I will have to come out just because of how much of a big lifestyle commitment Islam is versus the lifestyle commitment most Christians make. I see no way to point to non-dual ideas. The only accepted interpretation for many Muslims is a literal one. Many Muslims see it as complete heresy to say that there isn't a single entity who is above is who is ruling us. This image of God is one where God is separate from us. The most I do is just recommend meditation to them. Random thought, although altruism and ethical behaviour in religion may be linked at its roots to non-dual experiences most people take up altruism for dogmatic reasons.
  2. @Leo Gura indeed it may be wise for me to accept compromise for financial reasons. Strategic thinking is needed here. I'm into meditation so I won't be a 100% heretic. I won't be good at communicating to them the idea that "Allah" can be synonymous non-duality and that I believe everyone is God, but good suggestion lol. I don't know much about sufism, seems interesting from what I've heard. @Solace You're right. I think I've pretty much come to terms with accepting who they are as people with their beliefs, just a shame I know they'll believe in lies until their death.
  3. Alright so today I've moved out from my parents (for university). I'm typing so as to get me thoughts and feelings to flow out as I'm thinking about how to manage my relationship with my family. My family is muslim and they do not know that I am not muslim and so I'm wondering what to do about my lifestyle since I wont care about whether I eat halal meat or not, care if I get a girlfriend or sleep around, care if I drink alcohol and etc. I rely on my parents for financial support, but I still think that I should soon tell me parents im not Muslim (and hence I'll be living whatever lifestyle I want). Since my dad is more educated and open minded I'll tell him first. And as far as my mum is concerned, it's probably too early to tell her anything. She is an absolute lost cause in trying to negotiate any sort of compromise or alternative viewpoint. So lets suppose I go through with telling my family that I'm not religious (with the exception of my mother), the only thing I have to consider is what my father will permit me to spend his money on. He may say to me "Do what you want but don't spend my money on alcohol" and/or "don't spend my money on unhalal meat, dont spend my money on pork". And what I wonder is, if I am put in this situation , what am I to do or say? Since I want to live my live with freedom, I shouldn't accept compromise even if it should mean that I financially struggle. On the other hand I want to put forward the fact that I am thankful for the support hes given me and that I am willing to maintain as close a relationship to the degree that he's willing to accept. I live in England, a welfare state at the end of the day and in the worst case scenario I accumulate some debt I have to pay off once I start working. Secondarily I worry about how my relationship with my family will change, but I'll have to accept any changes that come my way. Life is a game at the end of the day.
  4. Alright so today I've moved out from my parents (for university). I'm typing so as to get me thoughts and feelings to flow out as I'm thinking about how to manage my relationship with my family. My family is muslim and they do not know that I am not muslim and so I'm wondering what to do about my lifestyle since I wont care about whether I eat halal meat or not, care if I get a girlfriend or sleep around, care if I drink alcohol and etc. I rely on my parents for financial support, but I still think that I should soon tell me parents im not Muslim (and hence I'll be living whatever lifestyle I want). Since my dad is more educated and open minded I'll tell him first, And as far as my mum is concerned, it's probably too early to tell her anything. She is an absolute lost cause in trying to negotiate any sort of compromise or alternative viewpoint. So lets suppose I go through with telling my family that I'm not religious (with the exception of my mother), the only thing I have to consider is what my father will permit me to spend his money on. He may say to me "Do what you want but don't spend my money on alcohol" and/or "don't spend my money on unhalal meat, dont spend my money on pork". And what I wonder is, if I am put in this situation , what am I to do or say? Since I want to live my live with freedom, I shouldn't accept compromise even if it should mean that I financially struggle. I live in England, a welfare state at the end of the day and in the worst case scenario I accumulate some debt I have to pay off once I start working. Secondarily I worry about how my relationship with my family will change, but I'll have to accept any changes that come my way. Life is a game at the end of the day.
  5. @moon777light Yeah my sleeping pattern has always been a mess lol, primarily due to technology. I've wasted a lot of time playing Gears of War, Marvel Spiderman, Mario Kart and etc.
  6. @xbcc Everything is me. I do not exist at all. -------------------------------- I completely have free will. I have no free will whatsoever. ---------------------------------- The statement within each of these pairs of statements is pointing towards the same experience/truth as the second statement in that pair.
  7. @Hamilcar yeah idk how that other formula works but I think it's safe to say that there some dodgy manipulation which is still referred to as "addition" lol.
  8. For both enlightened and non-enlightened people, knowledge and thought about how animals are killed is very little and so this does play into why a large number of people eat meat. Its possible that effect of knowledge has a slightly higher effect on enlightened people than it does on non-enlightened people, but I see that as a side point. Humans used to have to hunt their food personally and had no qualms about killing animals then. Random side question, do you think that you can "ethically slaughter" animals? But to re-iterate my point, "good" and "evil" is an invention. Enlightenment gets rid of your suffering and that's good irregardless of whether you eat meat or not.
  9. @Outer Ok so I've just finished reading that "land of meaning" tour. Certainly interesting in how it talks about themes in many mythological stories. But I have a few problems with the messages being given. The map encourages you to take steps in your life to improve yourself. Hardwork (to climb "competence mountain" ) is a cool thing to teach people. The map is correct in saying that people in power can oppress people. To say that this map is pointing to anything substantive about non-duality is wrong imo. Within this map there exists the " cultural wall" which separates what is known from it unknown. To think that such a wall exists is an illusion. The map explains a common mechanism for how us humans protect our ego. Look at this: So there are two things I want to say about this. One, this map can be interpreted as saying that without strictly adhering to stage blue customs and values [ which is represented through the "cultural wall" ] everything will go into chaos as the wild and foreign unknown destroys our beautiful civilisation. Second thing, the rigidity of traditions, beliefs and customs is the mechanism through stage blue protects its ego. Stage blue likes their borders and boundaries in binary, black and white terms and a wall is a good representation of this. Its just dualistic in every way possible tbh. Again, here's the belief that humans are a league above nature and are always having to fight and go against nature and conquer nature rather than become one with nature. There are just a few aspects of this "order vs chaos" analogy I like. What I like about it is that it encourages you to explore and go out of your comfort zone, and you can get rewarded for it. Another thing about this map is that it seems to say that the goal of life is to reach ultimate "good", when good and evil is but a human construction and illusion. The map doesn't discuss the idea of ego death as an end goal.
  10. @The Don Jordan said that his IQ was tested to be over 150. He said that when you break down the sub components of his test he's only 90th percentile numerically (I might be wrong don't quote me) but on the other hand he is very high verbally. So his cognitive ability is a factor here. He's just got a talent for public speaking and talking in general. He's a psychologist who has clients as well so he's done hours and hours of talking and listening to people. Another thing worth mentioning is that Jordan Peterson will often express in precise terms what most people will express in unprecise terms. Even if the truths and messages he conveys are vague and broad in what they are refrencing, his language is still precise. Academics learn how to be good with language it seems.
  11. @SageModeAustin how much can you expect from someone who doesn't want to take conciousness work practices seriously. He is an expression of nature like we are, he can't help but do what he does.
  12. @Outer realising non-duality doesn't mean you're gonna be an ethical person. Unless you think that I'm wrong in saying that, I think that's all there is too it. If the distinction between good and evil doesn't exist at higher levels of conciousness, a person will go wherever the flow of reality takes them irregardless of ethics.
  13. @Hamilcar Grandi's series is divergent. As you increase the number of terms of the series you are not getting closer and closer to a particular number, so the fact that the sum=0.5 shouldn't be a brain fuck because 0.5 is arrived at from choosing an arbitrary method of summation. 1+1-1+1-1+1... To infinity has no real solution but something like 1/2 + 1/4 +1/8 +1/16 + 1/32 +.... To infinity has a far more real solution. Because infinity isn't an actual number (and hence "limits" as a concept are defined) , "addition"is defined as acting different for a convergent series than it is for a divergent series. The way addition is defined for a convergent series is what everyone is used to, you could say that people just decided to invent a different type of addition for summing a divergent series. Here's how 1/2 was the answer for that series you mentioned. Let's consider a new sequence for which the nth term of the new sequence tells you the mean of the first "n" terms of the Grandi's series. E.g., (1-1+1)/3 = 2/3 and (1-1+1-1)=2/4. We are going to redefine addition in a sense, and say that Grandi's series is equal to the "infinitith" term of this new seqeucne We have "1,1/2, 2/3,2/4, 3/5, 3/6, 4/7, 4/8, 5/9, 5/10, 6/11,6/12,7/13.....". Because I can't type limit notation and sequence notation on this site, consider what number the numbers in this sequence are getting closer and closer to as you progress along the sequence. When n is even we have 1/2. Look at the odd terms of the above sequence "1/1 , 2/3, 3/5, 4/7..." the odd terms are getting closer and closer to 1/2. Infinitith term is therefore 1/2. It is from this that you can see: From the presupposition that ("1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1..." to infinity)= ( infinitith term of "1,1/2, 2/3,2/4, 3/5, 3/6, 4/7, 4/8, 5/9, 5/10, 6/11,6/12,7/13....."), Grandi's series= 1/2 Infinity isn't a number, so if I was to be formally correct in my argument you would have to use limit notation. But I hope you know what I mean.
  14. Alan Watts is my favourite teacher lol