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My friend, I'm not certain you understand the
blind, 'ignorant', self-loathing and hateful nature
taught to so many people; who then circle the
wagons around their mind and spirit; imprisoning
themselves from anything beautiful or true,
which could possibly liberate them.
I'm not certain either. But I am certain that focusing on the problem is not the solution. Focusing on the solution is.
reply to post by BlueMule
Now comparative mysticism..
that would have many of the same problems as comparative
religion, but ahhhh that would be a beautiful thing.
Of course mysticism is 'of the devil' to at least 50% of the
When religion can see mysticism clearly and science can see parapsychology clearly they will be primed for forming a synthesis.
reply to post by KellyPrettyBear
That's cool - there's plenty of roles to go around.
reply to post by Baddogma
I have had MANY conversations about Plato's cave. They usually
devolve into me telling someone that they are still a prisoner
of the cave and them telling me that I'm still a prisoner of
the cave ;-)
I guess for me the thing is this;
humans think that they are individuals, but in fact they are
not individuals at all from a certain perspective. There is
no helping any 'individual'; you can't pluck them out of the
Now sometimes 'the field' undulates in a way that one little
corner of the field ('an individual') wakes up a little, due to
the wishes of 'the field'.
Then that 'person' often thinks they should 'help save their
fellows' - only it doesn't quite work that way.
But still the 'somewhat woken up 'individual' ' generally
feels overcome with love and the desire to help.
The confusion sets in, when the 'individual' listens to their
own rational mind some of the time and to 'the field'
some of the time.