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by David_Sundaram
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Essay: Man, Know Thyself
Replies: 266
Views: 17627

Re: Essay: Man, Know Thyself

I agree with the notion of an advancing expanding enhancing human Spirit endlessly running new experiments to see what works or fits best and see a multitude of religious and non-religious paths unfolding and enfolding in an ongoing process without a singular gate. P.S. Yah, there are a 'multitude'...
by David_Sundaram
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Essay: Man, Know Thyself
Replies: 266
Views: 17627

Re: Essay: Man, Know Thyself

David, pleeeeze! I am religious. I do not "pooh-pooh labeling them as 'religious'." Oh! Then, so I may better grok where you are coming from and intend to go to, pleeeeze define what you mean by 'religious', smoke-and-mirrors- mystery wielding sha man. :D The Me-to-We challenge we face is...
by David_Sundaram
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Aldous Huxley
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Aldous Huxley

For those who are too young or whose exposure has been too 'provincial' to be familiar with Aldous Huxley and/or his book, The Perennial Philosophy (free pdf download available here , here's a relevant blurb (copied from http://www.freepdf.info/index.php?post/2012/07/10/Huxley-Aldous-The-Perennial-P...
by David_Sundaram
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Aldous Huxley
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Aldous Huxley

For those who groove on intelligent interviews, here's one by Mike Wallace interviewing the author of The Perennial Philosophy



Enjoy!
by David_Sundaram
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Essay: Man, Know Thyself
Replies: 266
Views: 17627

Re: Essay: Man, Know Thyself

I agree with the notion of an advancing expanding enhancing human Spirit endlessly running new experiments to see what works or fits best and see a multitude of religious and non-religious paths unfolding and enfolding in an ongoing process without a singular gate. P.S. Yah, there are a 'multitude'...
by David_Sundaram
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Essay: Man, Know Thyself
Replies: 266
Views: 17627

Re: Essay: Man, Know Thyself

David, pleeeeze! I am religious. I do not "pooh-pooh labeling them as 'religious'." Oh! Then, so I may better grok where you are coming from and intend to go to, pleeeeze define what you mean by 'religious', smoke-and-mirrors- mystery wielding sha man. :D The Me-to-We challenge we face is...
by David_Sundaram
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Essay: Man, Know Thyself
Replies: 266
Views: 17627

Re: Essay: Man, Know Thyself

Cleric, I suspect that the 'root' disagreement is that you may see development as a individual process, which would naturally align with a singular 'gate' whereas I see an "I-Thou" or "Me-to-We" or species-level step in which many gates opening for separate individuals may occur...
by David_Sundaram
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A hypothetical for Bernardo and for YOU
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Re: A hypothetical for Bernardo and for YOU

What's more reasonable/possible a) solipsism being the case b) consciousness being derived from something non-conscious An attempt at 'forced' choice? My answer is: (c) Neither! 😁 Consider the analog ical idea of a 'seed' or 'root' that is 'Conscious'. Are the branches and leaves that grown from IT...
by David_Sundaram
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A hypothetical for Bernardo and for YOU
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Re: A hypothetical for Bernardo and for YOU

findingblanks wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:35 pm What's more reasonable/possible

a) solipsism being the case
b) consciousness being derived from something non-conscious
An attempt at 'forced' choice? My answer is:

(c) Neither! 😁
by David_Sundaram
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Essay: Man, Know Thyself
Replies: 266
Views: 17627

Re: Essay: Man, Know Thyself

Brilliantly en visioned and eloquently said, Cleric! Through the efforts of beings from on all stages of evolution, the complicated biological gradient has become possible which allows the Spirit to experience itself ... ... Now the Spirit locked in all these mineral, plant, animal and human forms w...