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Originally posted by DangerDeath
reply to post by Electro38
It is easy if you make distinction between knowledge and belief.
Knowledge is based on clear insight which doesn't need proof.
This can never be confirmed by reason, therefore the confusion. Reason relativizes everything.
I understand what you're saying, but in my opinion it really isn't that "easy".
Lets look at science. In physics there were some theories that were considered common knowledge among physicists. This common knowledge formed their beliefs of the workings of the universe. Later, some of these theories were proven wrong or not completely accurate. This then changed physicists belief in the workings of the universe, these beliefs were based on knowledge and were subjective (modified by their perception).
To me it's not that easy. Knowledge changes, perceptions change. In other words what is perceived as "knowledge" is not always completely accurate.
Originally posted by manganesejolt
Let's just come out and admit that right now, and it will make all our lives much simpler.
When I was at Yale,
Originally posted by XXXN3O
This is the exact self absorbed attitude that is creating this society of one mans pain is another mans gain.
The situation in the world today is proof enough of the fact that mankind has taken the wrong path.
We lost the connection with Earth and the true spiritual nature.
You can deny it all you want.
Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by SoulOrb
I see, so I have a closed mind because I give a damn about my neighbour.
I have a closed mind because I help others without expecting anything in return.
I have a closed mind because I am not ignorant to the suffering that some people on this planet are BORN into.
I have a closed mind because I can see how some have no free will and no rights.
I have a closed mind because I can see if we all adopted your attitude we would all have no rights and no free will.
I have a closed mind because I get things done instead of sitting around waiting for a day when everyone goes, BING, I am awakended to the eternal cosmic realm.
Damn you are one ignorant little person. What goes around comes around.
If I have offended you I humbly apologise oh mighty awakened one.
What a crock of.......
[edit on 6-3-2009 by XXXN3O]
Originally posted by Dragonfly79
I believe the topic starter is more about being socially awake (and becoming successful in life) contrary to those being socially asleep (those at the bottom who don't yet fully understand how society works), rather than being awake in a cosmic sense, and trying to phase out any feelings of guilt towards those who don't make it.