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One fear I have is that things I write online will be linked to my personal identity and people I know will find it and I will make a fool of myself, or I will paint myself into a corner by revealing too much about myself to the point where I can hardly say or do anything anymore.
I was watching the movie The Believer. There is a Jew that is attacked by the main character who is both Jew and a Nazi. The Jew that gets attacked is "weak", unmanly etc. I have similar traits, weak, unmanly etc. The guy at my workplace who was a little bit similar to me in some ways was more manly, extrovert, strong etc.
Metaphysics Main article: Platonic realism "Platonism" is a term coined by scholars to refer to the intellectual consequences of denying, as Plato's Socrates often does, the reality of the material world. In several dialogues, most notably the Republic, Socrates inverts the common man's intuition about what is knowable and what is real. While most people take the objects of their senses to be real if anything is, Socrates is contemptuous of people who think that something has to be graspable in the hands to be real. In the Theaetetus, he says such people are "eu a-mousoi", an expression that means literally, "happily without the muses" (Theaetetus 156a). In other words, such people live without the divine inspiration that gives him, and people like him, access to higher insights about reality. Socrates's idea that reality is unavailable to those who use their senses is what puts him at odds with the common man, and with common sense. Socrates says that he who sees with his eyes is blind, and this idea is most famously captured in his allegory of the cave, and more explicitly in his description of the divided line. The allegory of the cave (begins Republic 7.514a) is a paradoxical analogy wherein Socrates argues that the invisible world is the most intelligible ("noeton") and that the visible world ("(h)oraton") is the least knowable, and the most obscure. Socrates says in the Republic that people who take the sun-lit world of the senses to be good and real are living pitifully in a den of evil and ignorance. Socrates admits that few climb out of the den, or cave of ignorance, and those who do, not only have a terrible struggle to attain the heights, but when they go back down for a visit or to help other people up, they find themselves objects of scorn and ridicule. According to Socrates, physical objects and physical events are "shadows" of their ideal or perfect forms, and exist only to the extent that they instantiate the perfect versions of themselves. Just as shadows are temporary, inconsequential epiphenomena produced by physical objects, physical objects are themselves fleeting phenomena caused by more substantial causes, the ideals of which they are mere instances. For example, Socrates thinks that perfect justice exists (although it is not clear where) and his own trial would be a cheap copy of it. The allegory of the cave (often said by scholars to represent Plato's own epistemology and metaphysics) is intimately connected to his political ideology (often said to also be Plato's own), that only people who have climbed out of the cave and cast their eyes on a vision of goodness are fit to rule. Socrates claims that the enlightened men of society must be forced from their divine contemplations and be compelled to run the city according to their lofty insights. Thus is born the idea of the "philosopher-king", the wise person who accepts the power thrust upon him by the people who are wise enough to choose a good master. This is the main thesis of Socrates in the Republic, that the most wisdom the masses can muster is the wise choice of a ruler.
Theory of Forms
The theory of Forms (or theory of Ideas) typically refers to the belief that the material world as it seems to us is not the real world, but only an "image" or "copy" of the real world. In some of Plato's dialogues, this is expressed by Socrates, who spoke of forms in formulating a solution to the problem of universals. The forms, according to Socrates, are archetypes or abstract representations of the many types of things, and properties we feel and see around us, that can only be perceived by reason (Greek: λογική). (That is, they are universals.) In other words, Socrates was able to recognize two worlds: the apparent world, which constantly changes, and an unchanging and unseen world of forms, which may be the cause of what is apparent.
One thing I have been wondering about is this. When you have ascended, will you then discover that all of the civilization that surrounded you was in fact yourself?
I don't really remember. I don't remember feeling as if the tongue wanted to roll back in my mouth. I think there was some kind of weird feeling, almost pulsing, where the swallowing reflex affected something in the mind. The gradual build-up of saliva had some psychological effect and when I finally swallowed automatically because the body made it happen despite my mind not giving it permission that affected the mind too. Either that or I just had a wild imagination, who knows. I remember that the whole thing felt very much like a journey. It felt like the journey of Jesus or something out of the Bible. I also think I felt as if I saw symbols. Again, it might be related to those things or it's all something my imagination made up. The feeling afterwards was strange. As I said, it felt as if having ghosts in the room. And the feeling was spooky, kind of a paranoid chilly feeling. If I'm not mistaken I also felt as if ghosts or beings in other dimensions did something to me, like touched me or something.
originally posted by: DrunkYogi
a reply to: introspectionist
Did you feel as if your tongue wanted to roll back in your mouth?
Ramakrishna said, "When the divine goddess comes up, the tongue rolls back."
mental illness is highly contagious and Jews are the principal sources of infection.
every Jew is born with the seeds of schizophrenia and it is this fact that accounts for the world-wide persecution of Jews.
Schizophrenia is the fact that creates in Jews a compulsive desire for persecution.
If you act virtuously, you will be undone by those who are not, make use of this or not according to need.
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.