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What's the highest value?

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Truth or happiness? Or something else?  And why? What are all humans fundamentally searching for? 

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I live my life in a dream; the constant threat of a rude awakening keeps me on my toes.
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In truth there is happiness and in happiness there is truth. 

 


But right now my head is in the clouds with a Capricorn male  currently ruling my heart. The Snake seduces the peacock, embodies Shiva and the Gods bow to it. ... ll ॐ ll.. INTP loner... और तुम नाचते गाते हुए मेरे कदमों में आ गिरेगी... Live a Roman.Die a Roman..... Nothing else but to enjoy  the rest of my dream 

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I dont know what the truth with a capital T is so for now my idea of the highest value is love. 

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The highest value is the lowest one.


If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life. But with confidence you have won, even before you start.” -- Marcus Garvey

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5 minutes ago, Tim R said:

@Gesundheit What do you mean?

There's no absolute high or absolute low. It's all relative and arbitrary. "Value" itself is a relative and an arbitrary concept.


If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life. But with confidence you have won, even before you start.” -- Marcus Garvey

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Materially: reproduction. Spiritually: uncovering the absolute nature of reality.

As to why? None of us would be here without reproduction. And without the absolute, there isn't a reason for our existence.

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Consiousness is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.

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@LastThursday you never know too much about Reproduction.. 

Jesus was a Virgin birth for instance 

A baby could be floating in a basket somewhere like Moses. Who knows where it came from, if it even came from a womb or by the magic of the universe. 

 


But right now my head is in the clouds with a Capricorn male  currently ruling my heart. The Snake seduces the peacock, embodies Shiva and the Gods bow to it. ... ll ॐ ll.. INTP loner... और तुम नाचते गाते हुए मेरे कदमों में आ गिरेगी... Live a Roman.Die a Roman..... Nothing else but to enjoy  the rest of my dream 

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Connectedness

Think "divide and conquer" as a strategy- a common tactic of evil that comes from a primitive defense mechanism called splitting

When people are connected they're not alienated, so the wonderful human qualities are allowed to shine. 

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"We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe."

-- The Upanishads

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47 minutes ago, Preety_India said:

or by the magic of the universe. 

We all are all born by the magic of the universe. But we are reproduced nonetheless. Our bodies are a mix of our parents' bodies. Jesus was in the shape of a man. Moses in the form of a baby.

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Consiousness is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.

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Awareness


The heat that you curse in the summer is the same one you yearn for in the winter. 

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@Gesundheit Yeah but that doesn't nullify the notion of having a "highest value". It might make the value "worthless", but only from an absolute perspective. Yes, it's all striving and yes, when you've reached the highest point you can only go down from there. 

Ultimately, every value will lead towards the value/goal of self-realization and the ending of suffering, the escape from Samsara, to use Buddhist terms. However the attempt of of escaping Samsara is still part of Samsara because one thinks that this will somehow make life easier/better. One is still in the rat race. And everything is falling apart, changing, dying, escaping, fleeting. We want security. 

The highest goal/value is the ending of all suffering

If you got something better, hit me upxD


"Love is all that I can give to you ❤ Love is more than just a game for two!"

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Find out what YOUR highest value is, then worry about what the highest value of "the world" is. 

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I think value is something personal, so you have to look for your personal biggest value.

And I guess you could also say "love", as many here on this forum would propably say, but that's literally everything so yea

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Mine at this moment is equanimity.

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6 hours ago, Tim R said:

@Gesundheit

The highest goal/value is the ending of all suffering

Let's say you've got that, what's the highest value then?


If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life. But with confidence you have won, even before you start.” -- Marcus Garvey

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@Gesundheit Then there are no more values left I guess.

At least no more values in our sense of the word. Our values are "valuable" to us because we're attached to them.

So you can still go do your things, but you're not in the least attached to anything at that point.


"Love is all that I can give to you ❤ Love is more than just a game for two!"

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JErVP6xLZwg 

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10 hours ago, Someone here said:

Truth or happiness? Or something else?  And why? What are all humans fundamentally searching for? 

Well, we can discover it together through direct experience.

What is truth to you?
What is happiness?

What are you searching for?
What is your conception of a human and why are you attached to this conception? Can you imagine a human as something else?

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15 hours ago, Flowerfaeiry said:

Find out what YOUR highest value is, then worry about what the highest value of "the world" is. 

 

14 hours ago, Florian said:

I think value is something personal, so you have to look for your personal biggest value.

And I guess you could also say "love", as many here on this forum would propably say, but that's literally everything so yea

Agreed. Value is subjective. When we say something has value... We must add that it has value to whom. 


I live my life in a dream; the constant threat of a rude awakening keeps me on my toes.
-Mettley Zimmer

 

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