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by David_Sundaram
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idealist vision for 2050?
Replies: 122
Views: 7851

Re: Idealist vision for 2050?

Notice any similarities between the preceding statue-image and this photo-image? https://c8.alamy.com/comp/2C3YK42/tiruvannamalai-india-march-2018-circa-picture-of-painting-ramana-maharshi-at-ashram-great-spiritual-sage-wellknown-all-over-the-world-2C3YK42.jpg and the commentary: https://i.ytimg.com...
by David_Sundaram
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idealist vision for 2050?
Replies: 122
Views: 7851

Re: Idealist vision for 2050?

Actually-factually, action and stillness exist as options in all traditions. Thich Nhat Hanh was a great activist, among other things, convincing MLK to oppose the war in Vietnam. As Jesus says in the Gospel of Thomas, "Tell them that I am movement and rest." Yes. As the Gita says: "...
by David_Sundaram
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idealist vision for 2050?
Replies: 122
Views: 7851

Re: Idealist vision for 2050?

... generally be very appreciative of and feel enormous gratitude for being included in, Life ’s ever-ongoing Love and Joy Flow Process , and so whole -mind-n-heart-edly engage in generous sharing and unabashed celebration thereof no matter what ! " This is beginning to sound like Ramana. :rol...
by David_Sundaram
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cosmic Consciousness: meta-cognitive or non-meta-cognitive?
Replies: 190
Views: 11283

Re: Cosmic Consciousness: meta-cognitive or non-meta-cognitive?

I'd like to start a discussion on the notorious dilemma in idealism: is the Cosmic Consciousness meta-cognitive or not? Hi0Ho Eugene, I think that the concept of meta -cogniitiveness, which implies that one is either super -cognitive or 'blindly', by virtue of 'i'dentifying with being a 'self'', un...
by David_Sundaram
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idealist vision for 2050?
Replies: 122
Views: 7851

Re: Idealist vision for 2050?

Was kinda fun listening to some old guys struggle with it. ;) :P :roll: Not to disagree but, as a non-anthropocentric and more bio-centric thought experiment, it's interesting to contemplate the possibility that humans are being driven off planet Earth in service of spreading the plant-based intell...
by David_Sundaram
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Wow! Existence has always existed
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Wow! Existence has always existed

But imagine if you find the answer. This is it, there is no mystery anymore. Would not it be boring? :) Actually no, I think I would feel much better having an answer to this particular question. I could still enjoy the neverending creativity inherent in the world. LOGIC suggests that this dis-agre...
by David_Sundaram
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idealist vision for 2050?
Replies: 122
Views: 7851

Re: Idealist vision for 2050?

What would I teach the children? I would teach them to hold hands and pay attention. That's my vision. I can't object to either of these; they are both really good. Only observe that we're not really moving towards more hand-holding at the moment :( I 'see' (dream?) what happened, the 'mass event' ...
by David_Sundaram
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Essay: Man, Know Thyself
Replies: 266
Views: 15624

Re: Essay: Man, Know Thyself

The "I" feels itself as the authority without realizing that it is being supported on a whole ecosystem of living beings. It takes humility and courage to confront one's reality. The "I" must become smaller and smaller - it should de-identify from the colony of spirits that it s...
by David_Sundaram
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Essay: Man, Know Thyself
Replies: 266
Views: 15624

Re: Essay: Man, Know Thyself

I also see an important role of (1) in that, as various crises escalate, there will be a call for more and more compassionate individuals who can "hold balance in troubled conditions" as well as a call for more creativity (not just reruns of old habits). I'm not surprised that the Dalai L...
by David_Sundaram
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Aldous Huxley
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Aldous Huxley

Many do not know that Aldous was a pioneer 'tripper' (using mescaline and LSD), his drug-facilated 'trips' antedating BK's by many years. Here's an excerpt from his 24 page 'book', The Doors of Perception (downloadable here ) The musical group. ("The Doors" supposedly took their group 'nam...