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by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 202

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

Here's a legend that I truly love about what is named as the "Child Jesus of Prague." This story plays a large role in my life. At one time Santa Teresa de Avila sent an ornate small statue of the Child Jesus to a rich patron of the Catholic Church in Prague. It was given to the church an...
by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

Nonlinear chess: Steiner takes Marx. Hegel takes Steiner. Marx takes Hegel. Check. Non-reductive move: Steiner resurrects Goethe's archetypal evolutionary idealism. Steiner points to the concrete and immanent reality of Thinking working through all human culture over the epochs. Steiner thereby syn...
by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 202

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

Here's a legend that I truly love about what is named as the "Child Jesus of Prague." This story plays a large role in my life. At one time Santa Teresa de Avila sent an ornate small statue of the Child Jesus to a rich patron of the Catholic Church in Prague. It was given to the church an...
by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

Rest assured by Williams’ insisting (by way of pointing a finger outward) that it’s everyone else who disagrees with him who’s in a “cult” he forgot that he blithely exposed the three fingers pointing back at himself. His lack of a substantive reason for why all cannot be accounted for under a mind...
by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

The key insight for me was that everyone directly or indirectly involved in this discussion - JW, BK, and whoever else - is searching for what is "prior to" everything else. We all basically agree that it is very important to identify this "prior to". And JW goes further to say ...
by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 68
Views: 707

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 AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 202

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

Lou, That's a much deeper story and not the one I am trying to tell here. I don't think we can skip over the basic steps of recognizing and confessing our addiction right to the denoument of what you write in bold. This process has taken many lifetimes we no longer remember and will take many more ...
by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 22
Views: 202

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

The greatest love story ever told - perhaps the only One ever told - is that between the archetypal Spirit and Soul. These two partners have been estranged from each other ever since the Fall of humankind - the dawn of its self-awareness - desperately longing to rekindle the flames of their primord...
by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

This is abstract metaphysics of the sort JW (and myself) are critiquing... Someone can only be satisfied with such an abstract metaphysical explanation as long as their own Thinking, which is immanently experienced and provides the basis of tracing back to the underlying Reality without abstract sp...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 19
Views: 137

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

- JW, BK, and whoever else - is searching for what is "prior to" everything else. We all basically agree that it is very important to identify this "prior to". And JW goes further to say the "prior to" cannot be any abstract metaphysical concept, such as "consciou...