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Posted 01/01/12 - 9:37 PM:

I'm getting old and I value the quiet of a still evening,
I also enjoy watching the trees dance in a wind storm,
I have earned the name 'Grumpa' from my loud and noisy grandchildren,
But I treasure the excitement, and the quiet times sleeping on my lap,
I have earned my rest, and my joy, and would not trade it for anything.
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Posted 01/02/12 - 1:43 AM:

thedoc wrote:
I'm getting old and I value the quiet of a still evening,
I also enjoy watching the trees dance in a wind storm,
I have earned the name 'Grumpa' from my loud and noisy grandchildren,
But I treasure the excitement, and the quiet times sleeping on my lap,
I have earned my rest, and my joy, and would not trade it for anything.



I have been young and old at the same time, since my childhood. I have discussed, debated and learned from people much older and younger than me from different eras. I have learned and then forgotten everything ( oh this 'I' haunts me in my sleeps and I wonder what it actually is!) I have enjoyed Neptunian, foggy and dream-like twilights with birds whispering into my ears and witnessed trees dancing with glee. I have earned name 'BABAJI' from my friends and neighbors. I got bliss, Samadhi, restlessness, beatitude accidentally and am willing to trade these for anything, for I think that they are as good as anything else for everything leads into something and then cycles are repeated over and again in this grand useless game! peace

Edited by Thinker13 on 01/02/12 - 12:03 PM
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Posted 04/06/12 - 7:20 PM:

Those who want the fewest things are nearest to the gods.
~Socrates
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Posted 04/16/12 - 1:24 PM:

All the world is cracked but me and thee, and I'm not too sure about thee. -anon.
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Posted 04/16/12 - 11:26 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
Those who want the fewest things are nearest to the gods.
~Socrates



"Do you want it because you need it? Or do you need it because you want it? It is important to recognize the difference between 'need' and 'want', not every thing that you want is something you need, but everything you need is - something you need.
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Posted 04/16/12 - 11:28 PM:

henry quirk wrote:
All the world is cracked but me and thee, and I'm not too sure about thee. -anon.



Funny, I've had the same thoughts about you?
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Posted 04/16/12 - 11:34 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:

I got bliss, Samadhi, restlessness, beatitude accidentally and am willing to trade these for anything, for I think that they are as good as anything else for everything leads into something and then cycles are repeated over and again in this grand useless game! peace



I do not believe it is useless, but the purpose may be somewhat obscure. Hold a small child till they fall asleep, and feel the peace and contentment there.
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Posted 04/17/12 - 8:49 AM:

thedoc wrote:



I do not believe it is useless, but the purpose may be somewhat obscure. Hold a small child till they fall asleep, and feel the peace and contentment there.

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Posted 04/17/12 - 11:12 AM:

Drake looks back at the ceiling and talks abstractly. "You had to get an M.D. long ago, before you
specialized. Do you know any case where germs gave up and went away because the man they were
destroying had a noble character or sweet sentiments? Did the tuberculosis bacilli leave John Keat's
lungs because he had a few hundred great poems still unwritten inside him?

---Illuminatus Trilogy.
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Posted 04/17/12 - 1:32 PM:

This dewdrop world
Is a dewdrop world
And yet -


- Issa
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Posted 04/17/12 - 2:13 PM:

The healthy man does not torture others

generally

it is the tortured who turn into torturers.


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Posted 06/07/12 - 8:36 AM:

"When you have stanky old Wizard Eyes, sometimes you see things that are real, and sometimes you see things that are crazy, crazy, crazy, in your face, all the time. (sighs) All the time." -Ice King (Adventure Time!)
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Posted 06/23/12 - 10:35 AM:

And to this day, [those] who...know the self as I am Brahman [IS-ness], become all this universe.
Even the gods [any other dimensional beings] cannot prevent his becoming this, for he has become their Self. ...if a man worships another deity thinking: He is one and I am another, he does not know.

He [who does not know] is like a sacrificial animal to the gods. As many animals serve a man, so does each man serve the gods. Even if one animal is taken away, it causes anguish to the owner; how much more so when many are taken away!

Therefore it is not pleasing to the gods that men should know this [that they are IS-ness].

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, I.iv.10
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Posted 06/27/12 - 9:43 PM:

"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague..."

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Matrix

"You can smack some people in the face with a haddock and they’ll still call it a mouse if a mouse is what they want to see."
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Posted 06/28/12 - 12:25 PM:

KinNaoko90 wrote:
"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague..."

-Agent Smith
Matrix

"You can smack some people in the face with a haddock and they’ll still call it a mouse if a mouse is what they want to see."
-Nealan of Queenscove
Protector of the Small



Brilliant!
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Posted 06/28/12 - 12:39 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:

Brilliant!


laughing Which one?

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Posted 06/28/12 - 12:44 PM:

KinNaoko90 wrote:


laughing Which one?

-Kin heart


Both of them, first one more so.

Matrix had effect on your thought process or some other sources/realizations/readings?

I guess you're not studying Philosophy in college. Are you?
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Posted 06/28/12 - 12:58 PM:

I've always been a deep thinker (a philosopher even!). But yes the Matrix affected more than anything else in my search for "knowledge" (whatever that is).

I actually am finally taking a course in philosophy! I'm doing really well in it, though I think that's in part due to me being the only one who really "gets" it. Most people take it as a required course. I'm taking it as a free elective because it's my hobby. Unfortunately, though, I'm taking it over the summer. Blah! Oh well!

The textbook we are using is Philosophy through Film. So far we've covered the Truman Show and Epistemology and Minority Report and Metaphysics. Really cool course!
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Posted 06/29/12 - 2:43 AM:

KinNaoko90 wrote:
I've always been a deep thinker (a philosopher even!). But yes the Matrix affected more than anything else in my search for "knowledge" (whatever that is).

I actually am finally taking a course in philosophy! I'm doing really well in it, though I think that's in part due to me being the only one who really "gets" it. Most people take it as a required course. I'm taking it as a free elective because it's my hobby. Unfortunately, though, I'm taking it over the summer. Blah! Oh well!

The textbook we are using is Philosophy through Film. So far we've covered the Truman Show and Epistemology and Minority Report and Metaphysics. Really cool course!



Philosophy Through Films looks very interesting aspect and I think, lib and me have had discussions frequently on many movies in past few years. But I don't mean to say that it was exactly 'Philosophy'.

You could bring your views on those here, if possible.

If you have a say in deciding which movies would be discussed(in your class)--I would love if you discuss some David Lynch movies--Inland Empire, Lost Highway. smiling face

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Posted 06/29/12 - 10:20 AM:

Thinker13 wrote:

Philosophy Through Films looks very interesting aspect and I think, lib and me have had discussions frequently on many movies in past few years. But I don't mean to say that it was exactly 'Philosophy'.

You could bring your views on those here, if possible.


Sure!

If you have a say in deciding which movies would be discussed(in your class)--I would love if you discuss some David Lynch movies--Inland Empire, Lost Highway. smiling face


Unfortunately, I don't have a say. All of the films were determined prior to the beginning of the class.

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Posted 06/29/12 - 4:53 PM:

Reminds me of something I read by Issac Asomov. He found out that there was a college class analyzing several Sci-fi stories including some of his own. He decided to attend one of the classed covering his own stories, the professor was expounding on the motivation of the author in writing the stories. At this point Issac spoke up and said that these were not the real motovations for the story, to which the professor questioned just how he thought he knew what the real reasons were. Issac said that he had written the stories, the professor then stated something like "You're just the author, what makes you think you know anything about the story." So apparently in the mind of the professors the authors and producers of the movie know little or nothing about the film as compaired to the professors who are analyzing it. Just hear the professors analysis with a big pile of salt.
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Posted 06/30/12 - 10:59 AM:

"Everything we see, everyone we meet, is caught up in a great unseen flow. But it's bigger than that. It's the entire world, the entire universe even. And compared to something as big as that, Al, you and I are tiny, not even the size of ants. Only one small part within a much greater flow. Nothing more than a fraction of the whole. But by putting all those "ones" together, you get one great "All", just like Teacher said. The flow of this universe follows laws of such magnitude that you and I can't even imagine them."

-Edward Elric Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
(In questioning the meaning of "One is all and all is one.")
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Posted 06/30/12 - 11:58 AM:

KinNaoko90 wrote:


Sure!



Unfortunately, I don't have a say. All of the films were determined prior to the beginning of the class.

-Kin heart



That you don't have a say in deciding the movies which are discussed is not a problem in my opinion. You could anyway watch those movies if you would and then we could discuss--you would anyway acquire a finesse by discussing other movies and lib has expertise and I have aptitude. peace
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Posted 06/30/12 - 12:02 PM:

In that case I'll look 'em up anyway! nod
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From 'The Creation of the Universe', "To know the Universe, you must know the Atom, and to know the Atom you must know the Universe." Just as one is only a small part of the whole, the whole is reflected in and can be deduced from the one. Every grain of sand is a Galaxy of Atoms in that there are as many atoms as there are stars in a Galaxy, and there are more Galaxies in the universe than there are grains of sand on the Earth. Why is there so much? Why is the Universe so vast that we cannot see or comprehend all of it?

We are created from Stardust, why? Every atom in your body and in the Earth was once inside a Star, the only exception might be some Hydrogen and Helium. And not just any Star but a Star that blew up, and in that explosion spread all the heavy elements back into space where it formed new stars and planets. Life (as we know it) was not possible in the early Universe but only after all the elements necessary had been created.

"One of the most incomprehensable things about the Universe is that it is comprehensable, Why should man have the intelligence to examine and understand how the Universe, we certainly don't know all but why should we know any?

I live in Pennsylvania and grew up in the Appalachian Mountains and it is incomprehensable to think that they were pushed up and were much like the Rockies, eroded down to a flat plane, up thrust and eroded away till we have the mountains as they are now. Looked at critically they are now just the skeleton of the original mountains. Why go to all that trouble to make mountain ridges that are only about 1,000 feet higher than the valley floor/
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