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What is the greatest illusion?

Discussion in 'Theism' started by rsd, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. godnotgod

    godnotgod Thou art That

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    What 'dust' is there that realizes? Is an agent of realization necessary?
     
  2. zenzero

    zenzero Its only a Label

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    None ask questions, none responses!
    Those that are will know what ghosts writers are!

    Love & rgds
     
  3. godnotgod

    godnotgod Thou art That

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  4. .lava

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    Me, i think

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  5. godnotgod

    godnotgod Thou art That

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    That which is thinking itself an illusion....who, or what, is that? Obviously there is something that is NOT part of the illusion which recognizes something that is.
     
  6. Me Myself

    Me Myself Back to my username

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    Illusion is the only illusion. ;)
     
  7. .lava

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    yea maybe the one who observes the observer is not part of the illusion

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  8. godnotgod

    godnotgod Thou art That

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    The key is that whatever it is that is observing the illusion can recognize it as such. One taken in by an illusion cannot since he thinks the illusion to be real.
     
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    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur
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    Is one photo more "real" or more "accurate" than the other? The first is a scanning electron microscope image of goat fur. The second image is a goat. Both images tell you something about the goat, but neither captures everything there is to know about what a goat is.

    Great question. And upon reflection, my thoughts are pretty vague. I certainly imagine greater evolved intelligence, but I understand that even that would have limitations. I imagine greater control (and an environment in which it would be successful) over negative emotions, like greed, rage, and distrust, and a greater desire and ability for cooperation, both between ourselves and our environment. I imagine gaining different perspectives on our place in the universe, like the one that Copernicus and Darwin gave us.

    But I don't know exactly how these things would actually enhance our ability to see the whole picture and to accurately experience it.

    I don't believe the universe is intelligent. I just believe that it is.
     
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