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Date: 04/28/12 01:03 PM

15 Responses to What Is The Self?

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8012 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 9:41 am
    Link: What Is The Self? - Aren`t we all just small and significant pieces of the larger picture?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30821 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    Eh? Um, what?
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    tacks Female 18-29
    155 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    kthx playing tetris
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    andfrank03 Male 18-29
    68 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    Sounds kind of like a cult....
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    That`s an interesting way to put it. If we zoom out on us as humans we`d look like the small living organisms we see as viruses.
    We are incredibly small really.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    maybe i am the center of the universe, maybe you guys don`t exist? praise me.
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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
    473 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    ...umm... no.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2173 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 11:00 pm
    I just puked my brain out inside the toilet because of a terrible case of gastro and now a guy on a video tells me that i`m not myself but someone else... i`m all like "cool, could you puke for me just for a few hours?"
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
    835 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 1:21 am
    Not sure the baby Jesus would approve.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5880 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 1:56 am
    Check out the Hitch-hikers guide, (Douglas Adams), look for Total Perspective Vortex.
    Quote: The T.P.V. is a device built as a practical application of the theory of atomic interactivity, the idea is that if every atom of the universe is affected by every other atom of the universe, it is theoretically possible to extrapolate a model of the entire universe using a single piece of matter as a starting point. This Guy is paraphrasing Douglas Adams
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 6:36 am
    Uh oh, someone has been reading Daniel Dennet and Susan Blackmore!

    All joking aside, there is DEFINITELY problems with the Cartesian Theater model of consciousness, but I`m not able to swallow the Grand Illusion model quite yet; I see it as a pseudo-mix of science and Buddhism.

    And Nickel2, I`m pretty sure that Blackmore used that as an example in a discussion once, which the TPV is excellent literature, but it should be left as such; literature, not philosophy.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 8:16 am
    Sounded french;lost interest.....
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 10:10 am
    Non-duality sounds so much more exciting with fast loud Muzak and cool graphics. My granddad explained this when I was a wee tot.
    I will break it down for ya
    We are all one and one for all. Love everyone and everything because it`s just an extention of you. Desire is a seed of Progress and progress is inevitable. All that is dark and painful is your interpretation just as all that is good and pleasurable.
    Time is eternal and when you look at the long arc of time as we know it everything is a OK.
    Enjoy the ride that is your life in the vehicle that is your body and know that you are the universe there is much love for you. Where you come from and where you will dissolve back to.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 11:22 am
    Pantheism is the new paganism. Or should I say neopaganism.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    April 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    Doubt many on here will get this or care but one day we will all see the truth that all is one

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