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The Vanity of Enlightenment

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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:02 PM
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The post you are replying to doesn't contain the quote you cite in your reply. So I'm a little confused about what you're replying to.



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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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What is it you perceive I'm claiming?
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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Yes.

Either way, that is for you to find.


Do you believe you will have this experience you speak of again?



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by ErgoTheConclusion
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What is it you perceive I'm claiming?
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Originally posted by ErgoTheConclusion
The "problem" is "you" carry false beliefs about what exactly *you* and *everything* are.


I do not see how things could be any other way than how they are, and that our beliefs about such things are contained within what is chosen to be separated.

I have a feeling we agree on this, in our own ways. As it always is. Pretty strong words though, no?
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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I'm having it all the time.

Just different variations of it which "language" has a variety of labels we use to apply to different portions of it.

One time we call it anger. One time we call it joy. One time we call it sadness. One time we call it pain. One time we call it death. One time we call it birth. One time we call it "enlightenment". One time we call it "sleep". etc etc etc etc... thus the ultimate realization to dispense with the labels entirely.

However the variation of it that feels like people using words to describe "it" will always fail to describe it.
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:08 PM
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"You" disregard the quotes and emphasis at "your" own interpretive peril.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:09 PM
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It is a claim you have made previously, in another thread, in another time.

My hints were all towards you in that respect, throughout this thread. But you never came forth honestly about it. Perhaps you had forgotten.

Regardless, all it takes is the search function



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by ErgoTheConclusion
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"You" disregard the quotes and emphasis at "your" own interpretive peril.



How do "you" know this to be true?

Now we are getting somewhere



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:11 PM
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Are "we"?
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by ErgoTheConclusion
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Are "we"?
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Yes.

We have been moving through it in unison this entire time, no? Just sometimes, variables affect the direction of the fractals.
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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Is that what AfterInfinity told you? It's he who replied and it's he who I replied to. I don't really want to talk to everyone at once here. I prefer talk to people one at a time.



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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:16 PM
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Do you perceive disagreement from me?

Who is the "you" that the claim and post you quoted above was directed at? You? Not really.

Do you perceive that I was claiming everything could be any different than it is? That seems like a pretty silly thing to claim.

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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:18 PM
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Oh yes, I know. I was too lazy to find each and every post defending itself with "no one claimed they are enlightened".

But here's one:

reply to post by InTheLight
 


Should I link the post in which you, BlueMule, claimed to be enlightened?



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
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I became enlightened one way, someone else became enlightened another way. So what?


Not only have people claimed enlightenment...it turns out you were one of them. In all actuality, it would appear that LesMisanthrope was addressing you in particular.

And I can see a lot of what her points exemplified in your posts. The telescope analogy was a good one, but it does not change the fact that you are a prime example of her premise.


For BlueMule to be the prime example, s/he must fulfill the OP's perceived requirements for being vain yet enlightened, namely:

- one needs the confirmation of others to justify his way of life and spiritual path. If others agree he is enlightened, he feels better about the choices he has made.
- one seeks power or a feeling of self-gratification from being known as enlightened.
- one desires followers.

Do we agree BlueMule is enlightened?

Do we know BlueMule is enlightened, therefore s/he has power and the self-gratification that equates to vanity?

Are we following you around ATS BlueMule?
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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by AfterInfinity

Should I link the post in which you, BlueMule, claimed to be enlightened?


Yes please. I can't recall the exact context.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:27 PM
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Ahhh! Ok the quoted post as been edited to adjust for the aspects that are contributing to our mismatched perceptions of the intentions behind the writing.

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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by InTheLight
Are we following you around ATS BlueMule?


It seems so. That's ok. I don't deny that by my own criteria, I'm enlightened. By someone else's criteria maybe not.

I don't make it a habit of coming right out and saying it though. Criteria vary so wildly, and it's not as if I consider it an acheivement on my part. I'm just an ego-self. Divine Grace deserves the credit. I just got out of its way.




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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:36 PM
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Apologies, obviously I have nothing to do with finding that post


People do different things with the information that is presented.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:37 PM
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It seems so. That's ok. I don't deny that by my own criteria, I'm enlightened. By someone else's criteria maybe not.


You've just proven LesMisanthrope's case. Congratulations...at long last, with your timely cooperation, this entire thread and all its blustering as finally been vindicated.

Case closed! Court is adjourned.



posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 12:38 PM
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You closed the case looooong loooooooooooooooong ago.



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