Originally posted by bb23108
-You "On what basis do you assume that awareness is a product or result of the body-brain-mind complex? Have you firmly concluded this based on your
own thorough investigation or are you simply assuming it to be the case because that is what scientific-materialism assumes?"
I already went over the reasons for my assumptions in my last reply. Was not aware before I was born. Did not exist as me before I was me. When I was
born I was hardly aware, it took months for my awareness to begin taking shape, and 9 months before I was born for the mechanisms to be prepared. Im
only making these assumptions based on my own thoughts and experience in my existence, and everything ive ever read and heard taken in consideration.
-You "And if you assume you are the body-mind complex, how did you conclude this? Who are you, really?"
Of course I am my mind and body. How did you conclude otherwise? I concluded this by only ever existing as my mind-body. Everything ive ever known,
felt, tasted, smelled, thought, seen, done, has been via my mind-body.
Who am I really, that is a good question, I dont think anyone really knows the answer. Unless the answer is I am whoever I choose to be, and whatever
I choose to be in each moment I choose it. We certainly all have this universe in common, we arrived here on different branches of our species tree.
Who is an ant? who is a bee? who is you? who is me?
So I am a product of this universe, a being, with limited control, free will, but more then most of the contents of the universe. I am a brief
assembly of material in time. I can think about who I am at any time for all my time, and choose what I want to do to establish who I am. But
objectively, I am a human. Its absolutely amazing I have the ability to exist at all. that parts came together to allow the ability for my awareness
to exist, this is the part you dont believe... you dont think awareness can be created, so you presume; that awareness must be fundamental and all
that exists naturally and ever has, so then this awareness created material to trap it self in, like a million cups scooping up water out of an ocean,
and then the cups becoming individual entities of awareness, and the awareness I am responsible for is some primitive primal essence that has always
existed, that I am just borrowing, or there is only one awareness, and I am that awareness, and you are that awareness, but the awareness is just
separated by material for now. and thats the whole oneness idea...hm I dont know, I have problems with that view, I dont think its the truth. Instead
of awareness or conciousness, and making it personal like you and every human youve ever met designed and intended the universe and laws of physics to
be as they are, science states that material/energy cannot be created or destroyed. Its still a confounding view.
whats your view on God, is there a master awareness thats better then the rest, or is 'God' the totality of awareness across all time? Is the
awareness/awarenesses that existed a gigliionbagillionmamillion years ago still aware?