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by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 23
Views: 191

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Yeah, but... if my friend eventually said he heard whispers about how others had misunderstood him, and gave another lecture clarifying exactly what he thinks and where the misunderstanding arose, I'd still be interested if he could help me understand both how he failed to perfectly convey his thou...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 23
Views: 151

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

Dana, may I address something that seems contradictory. There is a common held belief that "direct aquaintance" is the only thing that can seal the deal, bringing someone from pure speculation to knowing. It has seemed to me in the past like you are one of the most convinced idealists in ...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 21
Views: 166

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

Yes, the spirit is One, yet the thinking that we experience in our intellect is not the same kind of spiritual activity which creates worlds. https://i.ibb.co/d4L2mtC/image.png This Divine Thinking has been 'folded' on itself several time. Each fold produces a fractal I-ness which feels increasingl...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 21
Views: 166

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

No. I, like Marx, Hegel and Berdyaev, admit that all thinking is socially conditioned, whilst Steinerians do not admit this. OK, I see. There's no doubt that thinking is socially conditioned but to say that for all thinking is a very strong claim. Indeed, how can the Thinking of transpersonal Mind,...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 21
Views: 166

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

No. I, like Marx, Hegel and Berdyaev, admit that all thinking is socially conditioned, whilst Steinerians do not admit this. And what of the Thinking of transpersonal Mind, as isomorphic to the ever-present Origin? Why should that remain some exclusive state 'out there' beyond any hope of knowing h...
by Soul_of_Shu
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 23
Views: 151

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

I don't whether you are talking more to Ben or me but I think we are both on topic. I'm referring to my own latest comments here, as much as any. But I'll leave it up to Mark: if he feels that the commentary is still relevant to his original question, then that's what counts. As for where you're at...
by Soul_of_Shu
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 23
Views: 151

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

Again, I'm not sure we're any longer addressing the core question of Mark's topic, by getting into solipsism and whatnot, although perhaps Mark is finding these somewhat tangential comments helpful. If Mark is not finding it relevant, as it turns out, there is now a a topic started by Ashvin , in wh...
by Soul_of_Shu
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 68
Views: 710

Re: Message from BK

I just want to point out that I may be writing much shorter essays going forward, for a variety of temporal and substantive reasons, and would not mind if there is a separate section altogether for those going forward. I haven't ruled out this suggestion, even though I realize it could be seen as p...
by Soul_of_Shu
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 68
Views: 710

Re: Message from BK

To be frank, aside from a BK related sub-forum, which makes some sense for reasons I've given above, I'm not inclined to start segregating the forum into multiple different categorical sub-forums for every conceivable special interest group. My expectation is that, unless I'm going to be monitoring ...
by Soul_of_Shu
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 23
Views: 191

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Well, I must concede that I'm beginning to wonder of this 'friend' is on the spectrum.