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Can you be sure of something?

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Can you be sure of something? Can you trust something?  (just a question) 

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53 minutes ago, Philipp said:

Can you be sure of something? Can you trust something?  (just a question) 

direct experience

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44 minutes ago, AdamR95 said:

direct experience

It is extremely hard to distinguish direct experience from concepts, as they are so tightly interwoven. See optical illusions, for example. Or sayings like "in my direct experience, there is a tree"

(relatively speaking, of course every distinction is duality and so is every "every" and so on (even "and so on" is dualistic :D )

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1 hour ago, Philipp said:

Can you be sure of something?

@Philipp Doubt arises only in the mind. Beyond the mind, there is no doubt. 

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22 minutes ago, Tim R said:

@Philipp Doubt arises only in the mind. Beyond the mind, there is no doubt. 

Well said. The mind and its processes of understanding are not really the core of experience, although we western people often like to think so. Being conscious of experience happens outside the mind.


“Nowhere is it writ that anthropoid apes should understand reality.” - Terence McKenna

 

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Direct experience. Nothing else. 


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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You can be 100% sure that Something seems to be happening, rather than Nothing/Everything. 


"I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

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the only certainty is, i am

all else is false

this is the totality of what a person can know and this is step one on the path

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how do you decide on the things you want in life (even if it is enlightenment), if  you cannot be sure of it?

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Yes, there are things you can be certain about. One example is that there’s an experience happening right now.

People can debate over whether the experience is real or not but it’s still happening. That much is certain

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On 3/17/2021 at 2:38 PM, Philipp said:

Can you be sure of something? Can you trust something?  (just a question) 

The dream is pure subjectivity. 

 The Absolute is that it is a dream.


 

Wisdom.  Truth.  Love.

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4 hours ago, Kalo said:

The Atheist is in total delusion in even thinking of the possibility that God does not exist.

@Kalo So its better to be ideological about god?  Thinking of the possibility that god doest exist its actually good way to find God. counter intuitive

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14 hours ago, gettoefl said:

the only certainty is, i am

all else is false

this is the totality of what a person can know and this is step one on the path

?
 

On 3/17/2021 at 8:38 PM, Philipp said:

Can you trust something? 

Feelings, it's a guidance system.

8 hours ago, Philipp said:

how do you decide on the things you want in life (even if it is enlightenment), if  you cannot be sure of it?

You never decide, you are being decided. How does it feel? Follow the best feeling thought.


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8 hours ago, Philipp said:

how do you decide on the things you want in life (even if it is enlightenment), if  you cannot be sure of it?

 @Philipp You will never be sure of it. So why wonder so much if that is right or that is wrong (im not sayingyou shouldn't, but don't play only that game). Do what you feel is right for you, and do it masterfully. You will not escape the game of doing, just change the way you look at it ?

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@Philipp Recognize that it's impossible to 'not be like yourself'.   This is because anything you do, is 'being like yourself'.. and any 'attempt to be other than how you are' is just more 'being how you are'. 

There really is no 'doing'.. There is only 'being'. And you never have to try to 'be how you are'.. you are always just 'how you are'. 

Reality IS how it is, and it never has to 'try to be how it is' or 'want to be how it is' in order to be that way. 

Trees don't have to 'want to be trees' in order to 'be trees', and they don't have to 'try to be trees'.. they just 'are trees'. 

Consider, if you had to 'want to become enlightened' in order to become enlightened, wouldn't you first have to want to 'want to become enlightened' before you could 'want to become enlightened'? How would you do that? Would you have to want to 'want to want to become enlightened'? 

'wanting' is just more 'being'.  If I want a drink of water, I didn't have to 'try to want a drink of water'.. nor did I have to 'want to want a drink of water'. 



“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.” —Robert Frost.
 


"I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

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2 minutes ago, Kalo said:

Not ideological, but conscious. Once you become conscious of God, it's impossible to ever again disbelief in the reality of God. 

To know God is to know Him in your heart.

Precisely...Being God and knowing God are identical.  That duality collapses.


 

Wisdom.  Truth.  Love.

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3 minutes ago, Kalo said:

Yeah, but you don't need to be God in order to know God. You can be conscious of God but still not conscious that you yourself are God.

Is it possible to 'not be God'? 


"I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

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5 minutes ago, Mason Riggle said:

Is it possible to 'not be God'? 

Yes but only through illusion


 

Wisdom.  Truth.  Love.

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