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Is it True When one says "Ignorance is Bliss?"

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posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 05:58 PM
People spend their present life in various ways, to some in order of importance may be me family, career,or just having fun.
Here comes the question in that they seem to be unaffected to why they are here..What is it all about?
The ones who start to wonder the why of it all at an early age, somehow do not fit into the spectrum of being content not to wonder, saying such as 'we will know after life',etc.
Does spending one's entire lifetime searching and studying and even perhaps facing danger to look outside the box mean it is reaching other humans?
Do metaphysical ventures and engrossment mean it will teach others by example, perhaps?
Or are we ostracized by those who do not care or are incapable of understanding that we are not here just by accident, thus our wisdom dies with us without making anyone's life easier by trying to let them know there is a Universal plan?
Think of your value system, if you are a collector or into making vast monies, do you take it with you when you pass, or does just what you have done to try to be of service to others all that counts in the end?

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posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 06:27 PM
"They say ignorance is bliss, perhaps that's why everyone is smiling."

With knowledge comes responsibility. We may fall back into the state in which we found ourselves when we did not know, but know we have the added weight of knowing.

Does that make sense?

What happened to us yesterday, will happen to us today, and will happen to us tommorow. We repeat the same mistakes over and over again. It is a boring repetition of dramas.

Once we know why this happens, we have the ability to change it. Unfortunately if we fall back into our old state of being, we have the added weight of knowing how to change, but not wanting to.

"If those poor people understood the regrettable state in which they find themselves, they would tremble in horror..." - Samael Aun Weor, Revolutionary Psychology

Is ignorance bliss? Yes and no.

[edit on 12/11/2005 by AkashicWanderer]

posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 06:44 PM
Adroit posting, thank you,,
Can we say that for an example if we do allow ourselves to try to close the 'knowing door' it can be akin to what the fundies call back-slide?
I saw for the 3rd time the movie What Dreams May come with Robin Williams this past week, and it would appeal to the x-ian factions if they had just left out re-incarnation :]
Yes, it is a responsiblilty and thick-skinned but polite is the onlt way I have found that works..
We are often confronted with toddlers who cannot help but throw a tantrum at us, and this is becoming more and more apparent as the masses of new souls are confronted with anything that is not in their 'me first' consciousness and then another gets confused..trying but rewarding.

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posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 06:56 PM
As far as this topic goes, I seek-want teachers.There are some who have done many works that have been very beneficial to and for me on this site.
My gratitude is extended.You know who you are..

posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 06:58 PM
You know if is something I find in the bible interesting is the Genesis verse that refer to the tree of knowledge.

But the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shallt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest therof thou shalt surely die." KJV Genesis 2:17

The quote Ignorance is a bliss is a passage from “On a Distant Prospect of Eton College,” by the eighteenth-century English poet Thomas Gray: “Where ignorance is bliss, / ‘Tis folly to be wise.’”

The whole poem can be find here

How dangerous is a little knowledge?

When the bible refer to this it actually becomes something to think about it, even ancient men knew that to much knowledge could be dangerous to us human beings.

[occurs this my own interpretation to the passage so I can use it to post my understanding of what the thread starter wants to know]

So ignorance to certain point was view as something more desireable.

While many walks oblivious to life and live in an ignorant state that keeps them shelter and happy they happen to fit perfectly.

When people are not aware of things it makes their life better, if you don’t know about the outcome of things then you are more ready to take risks.

Remember this quote:

“What you don’t know cannot hurt you” is actually very close to Ignorance is a bliss

Then again can too much knowledge be dangerous to us humans? Or been to ignorant can actually be more dangerous us and perhaps make us more vulnerable to manipulation by those that has become masters to utilizing knowledge to their advantages.

I don’t know I guess in this one I will remain ignorant.

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posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 07:12 PM
Thank you for the link and excellent response.
When I think of all the materiality and grossness in the various forms of porn and pedophilia, it makes me begin to wonder if the masses are not back-sliding?
If all were aware of the Hebrew version of Lilith and that she demanded to be equal to Adam, perhaps we could have become an illumintated planet instead of paranoic and fearful and not wishing to 'rock the boat.'
I love it when I meet a fellow-traveler who is messianic about what they have seen, discovered..That is manna from the cosmos to me.
Maybe weary is my premise here, but until it is my transition, I shall continue to cast pearls and hope the hogs do not eat them all..
blessings to you..

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