posted on Jun, 14 2019 @ 01:25 PM
a reply to: Astrocyte
Thanks for replying, I’m glad you took my criticism constructively and even complemented me for it! It is frowned upon at ATS to make hit and run
OP’s as it is a forum based around discussion of topics rather than a blog site where comments can be enabled or disabled. I don’t think you are
obliged to reply to everyone who comments but it is at least good manners to to follow up your OP to those who engage you about the points you’re
I take your points about the god of gaps argument, batting away scientific objections with the esoteric etc... but let’s not throw out the baby
with the bath water. There is wisdom and truth in the ancient teachings as much as there is misguided opinion.
When I said you and the other are in fact one and the same, I don’t and didn’t mean literary. I meant on a certain level. Clearly we are all
unique, however that which makes us unique isn’t that which we truly are.
What I mean by that is the self, the ego, the individual, is a construct of our and our environments own making. We identify not with pure unfettered
consciousness but with a mind part instinctive animalistic in nature and part a reasoning projection of the reality we find ourselves in. Certain
personality traits we are born with but by no means do they define who we become. On the one hand we are programs, both at a biological level and on a
mental level. On the other hand hand we are programmers and it is our consciousness, our will which allows that.
When our consciousness transcends the limit of ourselves it becomes clear their is no other as there is no self. Just like matter in all it’s
varying forms consists of energy ultimately. So it is all mind and all thought and all life that possess such arise from the same unfettered pure
consciousness. The I am that I am.
It’s extremely difficult to explain as it is difficult to experience, but it’s the best I can offer. With caveat that it has to be experienced to
be truly understood.