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by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 781
Views: 6858

Re: Criticism

I think this attempt to present spirituality as some elitist club that exploits the ignorant souls has worn out. And I'm not saying that this hasn't been the case all over the world, in the past and today, in Churches and Ashrams. But to present this as an excuse for not pursuing deeper understandi...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 11
Views: 118

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

... Great job once again, Ashvin! Very well laid down points. They made me think of two things that I would like to mention. Thank you, Cleric, especially for the great constructive feedback! My point is that we should guard against projecting our blame onto duality. Think about it: the very fact t...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 781
Views: 6858

Re: Criticism

“ You (and Kant) were using very sound philosophical reasoning from a flawed assumption, ” What reasoning and what assumptions? That "knowing" is a modelling, by way of internal representations, an external reality. That what comes to the phenomena by way of conceptual activity is somethi...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ask-me-anything questions for BK
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Ask-me-anything questions for BK

As BK has hinted that, in lieu of this kind of forum engagement, he might do some 'ask-me-anything' events, hosted by some select podcasters/youtubers—Curt Jaimungal seems like a good candidate in that role—I'm thinking it might be a good idea to compile a list of questions here, in preparation for...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 11
Views: 118

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

I wonder if this would also work if titled '12 Signs we are physicalists', but then I never really understood consciousness as an emergent property. In a discussion with a physicalist he kept saying like 'running' is an emergent property . . . and I'd say like 'running' is not the moving of legs bu...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 11
Views: 118

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

True, it is baked into all these institutions which, after all, reflect our subconscious mental habits. I did want to keep the focus on our personal thought-patterns, though, because pointing blame elsewhere can serve as an excuse not to do anything about it. I'm not saying that's what you are doin...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 781
Views: 6858

Re: Criticism

“ You (and Kant) were using very sound philosophical reasoning from a flawed assumption, ” What reasoning and what assumptions? That "knowing" is a modelling, by way of internal representations, an external reality. That what comes to the phenomena by way of conceptual activity is somethi...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 47
Views: 498

Re: Message from BK

Of course, this might be more work for the moderator. :) Yup, and likely may have to wait for a succession process. Any volunteers? (Notwithstanding the process portrayed in the HBO series ;) ) One thing about having a single dedicated forum/topic to BK or analytical idealism would be that it might...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

Well this is getting back to the core debate about the so-called Kantian divide, and the question of whether or not the existence of an immanent, irreducible transpersonal source Mind is also not an inferred abstraction within a human mind that somehow, we know not how, inexplicably emerged from a ...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Survival
Replies: 54
Views: 466

Re: Survival

... and all of the essays which won pale in comparison to Cleric's recent one or two page post on the modern obsession with proof. But he would not have won pointing out the very question is flawed to begin with, especially since BK was one of the judges :) Mishlove took down $500k for 1st prize......