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"Life is a Mighty Joke. He who knows this can hardly be understood by others. He who does not know it finds himself in a state of delusion. He may ponder over this problem day and night, but will find himself incapable of knowing it. Why? People take life seriously, and God lightly; whereas we must take God seriously, and take life lightly. Then, we know that we always were the same and will ever remain the same.......the Originator of this joke. This knowledge is not acheived by reasoning.
But it is the knowledge of experience."
~ Meher Baba
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by Irregular
You are being everything. But you are nothing.
That nothing can be known. When it looks toward the Self it recognizes that it is looking and it is home.
That insanity that is felt is the mind holding on. Forget the mind, forget every 'thing' go beyond and look at the Self. You will not go insane.
Originally posted by LifeIsEnergy
I ask these questions because I wonder if our desire to give meaning to all that we experience inhibits us from actually seeing, smelling, hearing, or feeling the nature of reality as it truly is. I wonder if this desire to attach meaning to all of our experiences is locking us into a rigid and limited systematic pattern of how we perceive these phenomena. If so, then the very thing that most of us associate as empowering and liberating, being conceptual knowledge, is in fact a form of bondage. Is this then not a tremendously disturbing paradox? It is like a man trying to dig himself out of a grave by digging downwards, all while continuously tossing the dirt back onto his head; he is then in fact only burying himself deeper in the grave.
Originally posted by Irregular
Focusing on the "now" scares the # out of me, because nothing seems real; and at that point, I start to question my own sanity thinking that nothing can be known.
"Nothing" can be "known".edit on 25-8-2011 by Irregular because: (no reason given)
In fact, it seems all of our five senses work in this way. When we see something; for instance our spouse or child or friend, do we actually see them or do we merely evoke memories associated with these sights?
What about with the sensation of smelling? Do we actually smell the flower or do we merely evoke memories associated with this smell?
I ask these questions because I wonder if our desire to give meaning to all that we experience inhibits us from actually seeing, smelling, hearing, or feeling the nature of reality as it truly is.
"Nothing" can be "known".
Originally posted by Neo_Serf
"Nothing" can be "known".
Do you 'know' this to be true?