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by Hedge90
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: Tarkovsky's Stalker
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Tarkovsky's Stalker

I don't know how many of you have seen the Russian film Stalker, based on - but diverging from - the Strugatskys' short story Roadside Picnic. The background story is that some kind of extraterrestrial object has hit the Earth somewhere in the Soviet Union, creating a so-called Zone where rationalit...
by Hedge90
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: Viktor Pelevin - the novelist of metaphysics
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Viktor Pelevin - the novelist of metaphysics

I encountered Pelevin just about 7-8 months ago, and since then I read everything from him I could get my hand on. Practically all of his books involve metaphysics as a central plot element, and these tend to be pretty hardcore idealist concepts. Pelevin is a self-professed Buddhist, and he's clearl...
by Hedge90
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A conceptualisation of Brahman, Atman, Maya and experience
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: A conceptualisation of Brahman, Atman, Maya and experience

And remember that you are never alone. There are always beings around - visible and invisible - which have their greatest joy if they can help a fellow traveler. See, that's what I'm afraid of. This High Ideal you talk often sounds good to my ego. It gives a sense of having a purpose. Yet, if you l...
by Hedge90
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What is Bernardo's view on time?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: What is Bernardo's view on time?

Based on the first part of More than Allegory, it's presentism. He quite specifically explains how the only reality is what you are experiencing right now.
by Hedge90
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A conceptualisation of Brahman, Atman, Maya and experience
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: A conceptualisation of Brahman, Atman, Maya and experience

Well that's of course a reasonable answer but maybe you have more empirical experience on the matter :D Unless we find the place of thinking, it's all about picking a belief of choice. It sounds very appealing that it's enough to 'awaken' and all my karma is eradicated. But why take the trouble of ...
by Hedge90
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A conceptualisation of Brahman, Atman, Maya and experience
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: A conceptualisation of Brahman, Atman, Maya and experience

Well that's of course a reasonable answer but maybe you have more empirical experience on the matter :D
by Hedge90
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A conceptualisation of Brahman, Atman, Maya and experience
Replies: 7
Views: 118

A conceptualisation of Brahman, Atman, Maya and experience

I've recently become interested in traditionalist metaphysics, and Advaita Vedanta in particular. In my country, there is a pretty strong community of traditionalist writers and thinkers, and for some reason they made the concept of solipsism their central idea (nevermind that there's no hint of sol...
by Hedge90
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is there any good argument against dualism other than parsimony?
Replies: 21
Views: 256

Re: Is there any good argument against dualism other than parsimony?

It seems to me that the only major argument against cartesian dualism is parsimony. And indeed, it is not necessary for mind and matter to be separate categories, you can explain reality with just mind. But is there any other substantive argument against why a non-dualist ontology is more likely th...
by Hedge90
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is there any good argument against dualism other than parsimony?
Replies: 21
Views: 256

Is there any good argument against dualism other than parsimony?

It seems to me that the only major argument against cartesian dualism is parsimony. And indeed, it is not necessary for mind and matter to be separate categories, you can explain reality with just mind. But is there any other substantive argument against why a non-dualist ontology is more likely tha...
by Hedge90
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What causes bad trips?
Replies: 129
Views: 3844

Re: What causes bad trips?

Oh God... You are busy with work for 2 weeks and when you come back there's 10 new pages of essay-lenght comments to read in your thread :lol: