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posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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Now, I know it is a very broad term, so let me tell you what I believe.

I'm indifferent to emotion (hence "stoic").

I believe that when you let go of pathos (passion/emotion/attachment) you allow apatheia (apathy, serenity, peace).

God is the universe, the peace flowing through all things, but not all things are peaceful because sometimes people fall into pathos and forget their peaceful nature, so they have on and off moments of apatheia instead of a life full of it.

Now, ask me anything you wish. You can even ask me how I would approach a problem if you have any.



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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if peace is a feeling and God is love then how is ignoring either helpful?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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Nice Idea , I have something to add.

What is the opposite of love?
Most say: hate.
It is not the right answer.
This should be indifference.

How does that strike you in the light of your presented philosophy?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by zroth
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if peace is a feeling and God is love then how is ignoring either helpful?


I see your point and I disagree with OP.



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by zroth
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if peace is a feeling and God is love then how is ignoring either helpful?


I already stated that apatheia (peace/apathy/serenity) is seen as NONE emotion. And that God is the apatheia flowing through all. People cover up this natural connection when they let pathos (attachment/emotion) get the best of them.


Originally posted by Pokoia
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Nice Idea , I have something to add.

What is the opposite of love?
Most say: hate.
It is not the right answer.
This should be indifference.

How does that strike you in the light of your presented philosophy?


I'm indifferent to your opinion.
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posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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So you already having the apatheia flowing through you?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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Do you consider indifference an emotion?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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How do you survive in this money hungry world?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by Pokoia
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So you already having the apatheia flowing through you?


For as much as I can.


Originally posted by iforget
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Do you consider indifference an emotion?


Here is my opinion straight from the dictionary:

indifference - Apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

Apathy - An absence of emotion or enthusiasm



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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How do you know indifference is the opposite of love?

The reason I ask is because it seems to me there are two primal emotions. Attraction and aversion. Not attraction and doesn't notice. Consider this.
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Even beyond that, the reason I asked is because now you're on a tangent discussing something that might be based completely on fallacy.
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posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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It's a logic thing, you all might not get it.

Second.



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:36 AM
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Were you responding to me?
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posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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How do you deal with the human need for social and emotional contact? Do you have relationships, children etc? And, how old are you?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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I have relationships and do communicate with people, but I keep a sense of peace unaffected by their problems. When they ask of my advice it's always an answer which will bring them back to their inner peace.



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by EspyderMan
It's a logic thing, you all might not get it.

Second.
then... can we say that the logos is a lie ..a maya ..too?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by arpgme
Now, I know it is a very broad term, so let me tell you what I believe.

I'm indifferent to emotion (hence "stoic").

I believe that when you let go of pathos (passion/emotion/attachment) you allow apatheia (apathy, serenity, peace).

God is the universe, the peace flowing through all things, but not all things are peaceful because sometimes people fall into pathos and forget their peaceful nature, so they have on and off moments of apatheia instead of a life full of it.

Now, ask me anything you wish. You can even ask me how I would approach a problem if you have any.


I have lived without emotion. It is not peaceful.

Now, if you are talking about being unaffected by any external stimuli on a psychological level, then I can get behind your claim. It's not "emotionless" as much as it is "emotionally uneventful".

I am generally "stoic" in the sense that I am not easily rattled and nothing surprises me, but this is because I can easily detach from my instinctual emotion and use my brain to solve problems. This is called Sangfroid. It's not necessarily an absence of emotion, just a lack of emotional drive.

That said, I can find humor in pretty much any situation. So, I am not walking around with a straight face all the time. Behind my smile is a brain that is constantly alert and problem solving.



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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@s the truth.. what do stoics have incomnon with khazars(shepards to g-ts?)
Frank O'Collins - The Roman Cult, Law & The Khazars

www.redicecreations.com...



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Why did gumby rob the 7-11 store in san diego?He didnt even use a mask.Everyone will know it is him without a mask,there is only one gumby.Can you answer this?



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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To live without emotion is to live with stillness, calmness, serenity, lack of emotion, that which we call apathy or peace.

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Khazars are irrelevant to this topic of stoicism.....



posted on Nov, 26 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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In my understanding, the absence of emotion is stagnation. Emotion is part of the foundation of creation and activation of universal energies and by denying emotion is to deny the basics of creation. There is a difference between denying emotion and being in control of ones emotional reactions of learned responses.

To love is to enter the light(higher vibration), and in opposition hate is to enter the darkness(lower vibration). It is one thing to embrace your emotions and feel love for all things and it is another to react to situations with uncontrolled emotion. It is the balance of neutrality that is sought, but neutrality is not the void or separation from emotion, as the teachings of the yin and yang show.

Edit to add: Is it possible you are mistaking the removal of taking on the emotions of others, ie empathy, in order to control your own emotions? Or are you truly releasing all emotion in order to not feel pain or sadness and therefore denying the possibility of finding true love for all things(the explanation of the fear of failure is so great that it becomes the fear of success type understanding)?
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