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Originally posted by timewalker
reply to post by awareness10
Awareness10, first thanks for coming by and checking out the thread. I hope it had some positive effect on you. This was the point of it in the first place.
I would like to start by saying that even this thread is words that I had put together from reading other words. A big ball of light gave me a kick start to go on this quest.
This is what most of us have to work with, words, and a natural deep seeded questioning of our existence. Sometimes we might be thrown nuggets of knowledge that hit us in just the right place that just rings our psyche to our core. This is when our nous, knowledge, intuitions kick in.
The videos on the other thread were done obviously by a studier of the Hermetic school of thought. While the words, even for me at times, seem to give us the "answers", do they really?
The only real answers are inside of yourself, your faith in other words.
We can search and search for "the answer" but it can be a thing that could take the rest of our lives reading about.
I also REALLY believe that no Operation or science will prove these things to us. This is a fools journey.
One of my favorite quotes supposedly by Socrate's, who some say was a disciple of Hermes himself.
Socrates left no writing of his own, but his disciple Plato, left these words for us in reference to his teacher.
"I know that I know nothing".
In Apology, Plato relates that:
 […] οὖτος μὲν οἴεταί τι εἰδέναι οὐκ εἰδώς, ἐγὼ δέ, ὥσπερ οὖν οὐκ οἶδα, οὐδὲ οἴμαι — This man, on one hand, believes that he knows something, while not knowing [anything]. On the other hand, I - equally ignorant - do not believe [that I know anything].
The impreciseness of the paraphrase of this as "I know that I know nothing" stems from the fact that the author is not saying that he does not know anything but means instead that one cannot know anything with absolute certainty but can feel confident about certain things. This may be better exemplified in another translation, that is perhaps more correct, "I am only wise insofar as what I don't know, I don't think I know"
Here is another quote from Plato:
* False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
o Phædo 91
* In every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow wherever they may lead; the one being an innate desire of pleasure; the other, an acquired judgment which aspires after excellence.
So with that, It always keeps me in check.
Go with your faith and nothing more and the answers will come to you.
I am guilty myself of thinking I know too much at times too.
Thanks to the Wise person who keeps opening my eyes.