1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Featured What is your life based on?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Unveiled Artist, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. mangalavara

    mangalavara Verified Account ✔
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2021
    Messages:
    710
    Ratings:
    +1,021
    Religion:
    Hindu
    Something like that, I think. My life is based on what I call the basic tenants of Hinduism: dharma, artha, kāma, and mokṣa. As well, I tend to like the teachings and examples of the 10 Nānaks or Gurūs, which I should get more serious about. While I try to base my life on those things, my life is also based very much on my own desires and delusions.
     
  2. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    37,334
    Ratings:
    +13,284
    Do you do this by questioning what you need to do to get to a goal or direction or do you have solution(s) and a vision you're working towards?
     
  3. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,631
    Ratings:
    +1,127
    Religion:
    two years re-baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    I do it in many ways. I have a very very big working memory iq and creativity and I try to use them.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Segev Moran

    Segev Moran Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,847
    Ratings:
    +553
    Religion:
    Wow
    Its a combination of both.
    Some people are asking more questions.
    Some people are working more to get answers.

    Myself, I would say, I work hard to get answers but I have much more questions than answers.
    The questions, are based on my questions.
    So it seems like questions drive my way of thought.
    The more answers I have, though, The better I adjust my life and more questions can be asked.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  5. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,901
    Ratings:
    +12,216
    Religion:
    None.
    Carbon.
     
  6. RestlessSoul

    RestlessSoul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2021
    Messages:
    2,717
    Ratings:
    +2,240
    Religion:
    Agnostic Lapsed Catholic

    Pretty much everybody is, I think. It’s just a matter of how we each deal with our own neuroses, in a world that only makes sense of you accept that actually, it doesn’t.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2018
    Messages:
    20,688
    Ratings:
    +15,971
    Religion:
    Sufism
    Oxygen
     
  8. firedragon

    firedragon Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    16,948
    Ratings:
    +4,456
    Religion:
    Islam
    Lot of questions, and lot of answers. Yet I think these answers go back to one single fundamental answer.

    Strange question and one to ponder over.
     
  9. firedragon

    firedragon Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    16,948
    Ratings:
    +4,456
    Religion:
    Islam
    Curious question. How do you explain carbon? How did it appear?
     
  10. Hermit Philosopher

    Hermit Philosopher Selflessly here for you

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    784
    Ratings:
    +663

    By the words that come to mind, I'd have to say that I live by questions.
    The pillars to my life are:
    • Serenity - remembering that life is not a race, that there is nowhere that I need to be and that there is no such thing as "waste of time".
    • Curiosity - maintaining a child's fascination with what is encountered; wanting to understand for sake of understanding alone.
    • Attentiveness - being present and alert to what I encounter; taking in as much as possible and acknowledging the importance of those I come across.
    • Interpretation - remembering that all that is experienced is processed and interpreted; taking conscious responsibility for the interpretations that I make.

    Humbly
    Hermit
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  11. stvdv

    stvdv Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    13,859
    Ratings:
    +8,191
    Religion:
    Sanathana Dharma [The Eternal Religion]
    I live life by "The Quest"

    My Quest provides all answers needed
     
  12. viole

    viole Ontological Naturalist
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2014
    Messages:
    11,393
    Ratings:
    +6,036
    Religion:
    Gnostic Atheism
    What is my life based on?

    Carbon?

    Ciao

    - viole
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. stvdv

    stvdv Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    13,859
    Ratings:
    +8,191
    Religion:
    Sanathana Dharma [The Eternal Religion]
    Carbon...Norit, indeed useful for certain conditions
     
  14. A Vestigial Mote

    A Vestigial Mote Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    6,916
    Ratings:
    +4,798
    Religion:
    ?
    My state of living is due to the colony of living cells that have been procured and produced to sustain my consciousness and ongoing bodily function.

    My "life" (the abstract concept I think you are targeting more) is based on working to sustain a level of comfort for myself and my family. I don't strive for some other person's idea of "greatness," and am able to accept that it is pretty great just to start each day, figure out how to provide for mine and my family's needs as best I can, and end each day alive and well. That's pretty damn great if you ask me.

    I do very much enjoy the back and forth of question and answer, revelation of information and amassing of ideas - but I don't "base my life" on it. I can't. Oxygen, water, food and shelter are too important - so those very much come first. Everything else is just a bonus.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  15. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,901
    Ratings:
    +12,216
    Religion:
    None.
    It is manufactured inside stars.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. firedragon

    firedragon Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    16,948
    Ratings:
    +4,456
    Religion:
    Islam
    Gradational accretion of nucleons?
     
  17. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,901
    Ratings:
    +12,216
    Religion:
    None.
    Nuclear fusion.
     
  18. firedragon

    firedragon Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    16,948
    Ratings:
    +4,456
    Religion:
    Islam
    Nuclear fusion is a reaction.
     
  19. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,901
    Ratings:
    +12,216
    Religion:
    None.
    To immense pressure and heat due to gravitation. Gravitation is caused by mass. Many stars have lots and lots of that.
     
  20. firedragon

    firedragon Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    16,948
    Ratings:
    +4,456
    Religion:
    Islam
    Mate. Hoyles initial theory was that through gradational or if you like, gradual gathering of additional matter or accretion of nucleons was the process. He found that the beryllium and Helium fusion would only take place if a higher state of the carbon atom existed. That blew a lot of previous ideas in his face. But that was the initial finding of his.

    You seem to have a lot of faith in something and you make theories into facts in your belief system. Then you are speaking of fusion being a cause and pressure and heat mass and stars having lots of it etc etc for which I dont understand why. Not necessary.
     
Loading...