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  1. No soap. According to my research 1-1.5l per day is optimal for kidney health, too much water and kidneys are pumping and working needlessly.
  2. Personally I feel like everyone is actually seeking to return to Source and looking for Source in the dream. I think everyone needs enlightenment, but that's beside the scope of that discussion. Regardless, if people are buying enlightenment stuff from Leo, then maybe they need it, don't underestimate Maslow's insights and people's attraction to truth.
  3. Climate is moderate. I stay hydrated - I make my own electrolyte drink in the morning with lemon, salt, potassium and magnesium and drink about 1.5 l water/day + eat plenty of veggies etc. I know topical solutions can work but a) I feel this is masking the problem, b) I don't want to have to coat myself with oils every day. I looked up the "no poo" method - scrubbing your head with ACV and Baking soda like a crazy person for 30 mins, no thanks. Honestly most of the times I don't need to use anything at all just hot water, I use shampoo like once every two weeks. For some reason my hair is fine and doesn't get too oily.
  4. I have overall dry skin on my face, scalp and my back. I would like to fix this from the inside without relying on cremes etc. What could be the root cause of this? I am already taking, magnesium citrate, vitamin C, vitamin K2. I am not using any harsh shampoos or excessively hot water.
  5. How would creating something that no one needs help you survive?
  6. Not sure it's as simple as that. Some people want heroin, do you simply give it to them? Value needs to be grounded in a realization of what's good (authentic happiness) and what's a simulation of authentic happiness (heroin). Otherwise there's no progress.
  7. I have spent a big chunk of my life as an entrepreneur trying to understand what does it actually mean to create value and improve something. Initially it seemed clear to me that making life better is simply about increasing happiness and reducing suffering by addressing people's needs as per Maslow's hierarchy of needs. So for example if someone got shot in the jaw and the bullet destroyed their jaw and they couldn't chew properly anymore then creating a solution that could restore their jaw back to health would be considered value. However... A big chunk of what spirituality is all about is that everything is fine as it is and it is the ignorance that is causing the suffering, not life being imperfect and needing improvement. So from spirituality's perspective, if we take the same example from above, guns only exist due to ignorance and therefore if people weren't ignorant, no one would be shot in the jaw, and therefore there would be no need for surgeons who fix jaws etc. etc. Of course this is an extreme oversimplification but you can see where I am going with this. If people knew what to eat and how to take care of their teeth they wouldn't need dentists, if people knew how to take care of their bodies there wouldn't be heart attacks and there would be no need for cardiothoracic surgery. If people knew how to raise their children properly there would be no childhood trauma and no need for child psychologist etc. etc. Granted, we have some needs like eating, shelter and water that can't be solved through letting go and meditation, but even highly conservative societies like the Amish who barely use any technology have all of these met, therefore there's no need for innovation in that regard. The only thing that would be needed from that perspective is to dissolve people's ignorance about what the journey is and then just sit on our porches, appreciate the sunsets and wait to die. That would mean no life purpose, for there's nothing to be improved or done except for letting go of ignorance and therefore there would be no entrepreneurship either for all entrepreneurial pursuits will be essentially grounded in ignorance. I mean after all the Buddha didn't own any ergonomic chairs or blenders and he didn't give two shits about measuring his heart rate with a fitbit wearable heart rate tracker. A counter-point to all that is that the size of our population increases, and as it increases it modifies its environment in order to accommodate all the individuals. Caves become houses, houses become blocks, blocks become skyscrapers etc. As this complexity arises, so does arise the complexity of fulfilling the basic needs such as eating. There are no fruit and deer running around freely in NYC to hunt and gather and therefore entrepreneurs need to figure out how to create infrastructures which deliver food to citizens. However you could still argue that the main reason people concentrate in these big cities is because of meaningless jobs rooted in ignorance and that if these jobs were to be realized as ultimately meaningless then these big cities wouldn't need to exist and since the majority of planet Earth is actually unpopulated people could just go back to owning houses and their own gardens and therefore they could live like the Amish and not need anything and therefore there would extremely little to no need at all for entrepreneurs and there would be no life purpose. It is possible that I am trying to turn something dynamic into something static. For example maybe people have certain problems right now that they won't have in 1000 years from now and that's fine. It is tempting to think of value as the pursuit of harmony relative to our changing environment. Maybe entrepreneurship is a finite puzzle that once solved will delete itself for society will become fully harmonious and self-healing. I am quite paralyzed by this because I can never build a business that ultimately makes the world a worse place and promotes ignorance just so I can make some money and I am certain that most businesses do precisely that anyway. What am I missing here? Is there really nothing important to be done aside from the spiritual journey? Is entrepreneurship a delusion?
  8. Definitely look it up - this is the solution. You will find out that letting go is neither suppressing, repressing or expressing. It's simply allowing them to unfold without resistance. You are like a pressure cooker, you simply remove the lid and allow the pressure to be released. It's a good book.
  9. This is precisely why Jed's advice on basing everything on the idea of truth is shit. You made up this word now you are trying to prove it. What's more insane than this? Realize that words are just noises you are making and if something is not in your experience then this word doesn't point to anything other than some belief or literally to confusion when there's neither belief nor experience. Drop the fucking words and realize that the conceptual world is a parallel reality of your own making there's nothing to be found there. We only create words to describe and communicate our experiences. If your logic is grounded in assumptions you will only arrive at assumptions. Drop the ideas and start re-building from direct experience. Then there's certainty. Don't ask "How do I know this isn't a simulation". Realize that you made the whole stuff about Math in order to try to explain your direct experience and then you used math to generate a more elaborate complexity and called it a simulation. There's no wisdom there you are only weaving a spider's web by creating new fantasies and trying to make sure reality matches them. It's the other way around! Make sure the words match reality !
  10. Not sure what a 'sin' actually is, but I think it's mostly a religious idea that claims that if you do that you will go to some type of hell. If a religion defines something as sin and you believe that religion you are not supposed to question the dogma. If you are free from religion and you are simply doing an honest inquiry regardless what is wrong and what is right I would say that 'wrong' is what pulls you back towards the dark jungle and 'right' is what pulls you towards the peak of the mountain. So from that perspective it's about whether your action make you more unconscious and more of an animal or more conscious and more of a divine being. Walter Russell thought that casual sex can be extremely detrimental for your vibration and he even claimed that casual sex is what causes civilizations to fall. He thought that when incompatible people mate for selfish reasons the end result is that both of their consciousness go to a lower animal-like vibration and as a result their behaviors start regressing towards those of lower beings. Personally I think it's mostly a waste of time and life to think of sex as something that should be done quickly in some toilet somewhere. Sex is unity, the transcendence of duality. I understand that sometimes people just want to fuck or get fucked, but I think we should learn to manage this energy more wisely and not let it turn into a mindless compulsion. What happens when someone starts eating the same way (willing to eat any junk food as long as it brings some pleasure) or when they don't value their time and start watching stupid TV shows as long as they get some distraction. They get fat, depressed, unfulfilled, unsuccessful and unactualized. I think random sex with random people may have similar detrimental consequences.
  11. Personally I feel ego is a byproduct of identification with some aspect of maya. If you identify with your country you get the patriot ego, if you identify with your religion you get the religion ego, if you identify with the universe you get the oneness ego. Not sure if you can have more than one identities but if you can maybe you could have multiple egos? G.I. Gurdjieff said that we hundreds of tiny disintegrated selves who are in constant conflict with each other.
  12. That is a logical fallacy. If the criminal wins he won't add the remainder of the family's lives towards his life therefore it cannot be said that there exists a competition for the remainder of the family's lives. For competition to exist the context of all participants needs to be aligned. Otherwise it's simply an interaction. Needing competition to improve your health suggests some sort of mental health issue in my opinion i.e. you have no intrinsic motivation to be healthy and require an extrinsic one. Once the external stimulus is gone so is the motivation for remaining healthy and one returns to their old lifestyle. It is well known that Biggest Loser participants almost always gain all of their weight back at some point after the show is over. I will admit that this one is a trickier one to disentangle because in the short-term it creates a simulacrum of value which can obscure the underlying problem. This is similar to thinking that anti-depressants are curative because they mask the problem. As for the summer camp stuff I will say this - It is obvious that competing with someone else will make you better at what you are currently doing, however this often comes at the tragic price of ignoring your signature strengths and unique aspirations in order to excel at the sameness game. When a bunch of companies decide to compete for selling aspirin eventually aspirin will become cheaper and easier to produce, however both society and companies would have benefited significantly more if instead of competing in the aspirin game some of those companies went on their own path and developed drugs for diseases that didn't exist before. Do you prefer to have $0.50 aspirin and only aspirin or do you prefer to have $10 aspirin and cures for various cancers and autoimmune and genetic disorders? So when assessing the value of competition you need to take into account not only what was created as a result of it, but also what wasn't created. If you could choose between creating something 'okay' and something 'great' and you chose the 'okay' thing you will be actually at a loss. In economics this is called opportunity cost. Personally I have nothing against embracing competition if someone would provide convincing arguments in favor of it, however I haven't seen any of those yet. As far as I can see it's simply legacy code left over from our ape ancestors. Fun fact - one of the meanings of the word ape also means 'to copy' / 'to imitate'.
  13. I never even mentioned the term enlightenment in the post, let alone commented on how it relates to truth-realization. This comment is one big straw man from beginning to end. Guys, come on. Learn some basic logic.
  14. You seem to be using the word 'compete' as to mean any form of confrontation regardless of context or goal. That is not the case. Competition refers to a situation when multiple participants are striving for the same prize. In the case of the criminal and the family both participants have a different context and a different goal. Based on the information you have provided it is unclear what the criminal wants and certainly you and your family aren't playing his game at all. In this case you are simply defending yourself. To compete with the criminal would imply that if you win you will get some prize that both of you want and both of you didn't have prior to the encounter. Keeping your life or your money isn't a prize because you already had both before the beginning of the game. The only thing I see is an empty statement without any examples or arguments to back it up. Competition is probably the best choice for animals and very primitive humans since they are incapable of creating value. However, relative to what a person's true potential is, competition is never optimal and therefore I can't judge it as healthy behavior. That would be like saying that raping can be sometimes healthy because it could result in procreation.
  15. Instead of relying on ad hominem attacks simply state how I am wrong and why.