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Reread the sermon on the moun

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posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 08:57 PM
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I gave it a try. That kind of thing is very common in South Asia, where I live. From Mahavira to Buddha to the latest guruji raking in the crores from businessmen with bad consciences, there’s no dearth of folksy-sounding sermons on the metaphysics of the Self. I find some more convincing than others, but they’re all just opinions in the end.

If somebody isn’t convinced by the Sermon On The Mount, Akragon, I doubt that you’re going to persuade them by reproducing the wittering explanations of some Indian god-man or other. Another approach is clearly indicated.

Explain to me why the survival and prosperity of our physical bodies and our social selves is less important than the survival and prosperity of some intangible quantity that the mystics who believe in it cannot show or describe except in metaphors.


edit on 27/2/16 by Astyanax because: of guruji.




posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:46 PM
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Pretty simple really...

You can't take anything here with you




posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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That implies that one is going somewhere from here. Where?



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 11:06 PM
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It certianly does...

I guess you'll find out when the time comes





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