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I am just an idea.

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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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Have you read the Tao Te Ching? you should- its very similar to what you posted.

Thank you
bg




posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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I don't speak Chinese. Just kidding.

No I haven't read it, but I hear that we have similar opinions. Maybe I'll check it out. I never thought about reading it.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 03:14 AM
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Science is not looking for God; those who believe in God are trying to manipulate science in favor of their particular God. There's a big difference. All that science aims to achieve is an understanding of how things work in our Universe, and in what ways they may be utilized for our benefit.

We are not "ideas," or "creations" from some creator. We are animals, evolved species with self-awareness. We are flesh and blood, bone and skin. Ideas, thoughts, they're all emanations of our consciousness. If you're seeking a god, look to yourself. You'll find the imprint of god, and the blueprint for your future, within.

~ Wandering Scribe



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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Originally posted by lambs to lions
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It is a comfortable interpretation for myself, that is all. Our souls were made in His image...the rest is unknowable


None of it is knowable. But you are 100% correct in the 'interpretation of myself' when it comes to creating gods; this is what humans do. When we assign human characteristics to animals it's called being anthropomorphic. I don't know what it's called when we do the same for make-believe friends.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 03:50 AM
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You are not an idea. What you 'believe' yourself to be is an idea. The 'person' you 'think' you are is an idea.

Any 'thing' that can be known is not you. So every thing is not you. No idea is you, no thought is you, no feeling is you.
You are the knower of what can be known.

You are no thing knowing appearing things.

The appearing (apparent) form does not stay the same, it is always different, it is moving.
What sees and knows the constantly changing form does not move or change, it is the stable one. Realize it and it shall set you free.
All seeing, all knowing and everpresent.
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posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 04:22 AM
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So, why are you so worried about God?

And, what does knowing oneself have to do with science "finding the truth about God"?

We are because we are and we are because we aren't.

There is nothing to look for because we are already everything and nothing.

Just let go and BE.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 06:49 AM
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Thank you. I completely agree.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 06:52 AM
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Where's my star then?



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 06:56 AM
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I am. Everything I see is an idea. Ideas aren't real. I am all there is.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by Itisnowagain
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Where's my star then?


Oh I see what you're about now. Jk



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 07:01 AM
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Originally posted by smithjustinb
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I am. Everything I see is an idea. Ideas aren't real. I am all there is.


If every 'thing' is not you, what are you?



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 07:05 AM
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I don't know. But I know everything comes from me.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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Congratulations. As I see it, we have confirmed the presence of answers, but not the location, content, nor means of discovering either. So now we're chasing our tails in a fun game of senseless riddles.

This is a productive thread.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 08:25 PM
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There are no answers. The knower is unknown but is the only thing real. The answers you are looking for are just creations. The means of finding them are to seek them, but you do not need to look for what is real. Nothing is real that can be known.



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