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September 17, 2013

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"We are always in a social situation because we always perceive and interact with ourselves"

so:


I only am as all beings,
I only exist as all appearances.
I am only experienced as all sentience,
I am only cognised as all knowing.
Only visible as all that is seen,
Every concept is a concept of what I am.
All that seems to be is my being,
For what I am is not any thing.

Being whatever is phenomenal,
Whatever can be conceived as appearing,
I who am conceiving cannot be conceived,
Since only I conceive,
How could I conceive what is conceiving?
What I am is what I conceive;
Is that not enough for me to be?

When could I have been born,
I who am the conceiver of time itself?
Where could I live,
I who conceive the space wherein all things extend?
How could I die,
I who conceive the birth, life, and death of all things,
I who, conceiving, cannot be conceived?

I am being, unaware of being,
But my being is all being,
I neither think nor feel nor do,
But your thinking, feeling, doing, is mine only.

I am life, but it is my objects that live,
For your living is my living.
Transcending all appearance,
I am immanent therein,
For all that is - I am,
And I am no thing.

-James Terrence Gray

Great quote, Tucson - I am a huge Wei Wu Wei fan myself.

What is it that accepts or rejects the premise that "awareness is a fictionalized sketch of attention"? And what is doing the fictionalizing?
Awareness is the absolute void that is Reality Itself. It cannot be affected by existence or non-existence. Awareness has absolutely nothing to do with consciousness, which is merely the operating of the brain.

It is actually the brain that is attempting to fictionalize awareness. The brain is all about survival, but awareness knows that it will fail, and the brain just will not believe it. Nobody is content with the fact that consciousness will not survive physical death, but there is nobody to experience the cessation of the brain when it occurs.

Wei Wu Wei said it much better - as evidenced above.

Nobody is content with the fact that consciousness will not survive physical death

Nonsense. Millions of people are so "content with the fact that consciousness will not survive physical death" that they can't be bothered replying to your sweeping generalization.

Willie R.

Always like your comments. However, "Awareness" is just a word, with various meanings. Nothing wrong with the brain trying to fictionalize various things and concepts. The brain just does stuff like that.

"The brain is all about survival, but awareness knows that it will fail, and the brain just will not believe it."

---I'm glad my brain is into survival, I want to survive to be a part of the fun at iHeart Radio festival, this weekend in Las Vegas. No one really knows what "Awareness" knows and doesn't know.

cc - I will retract my sweeping generalization.
There are no brains that are content with the fact that they (consciousness) will not survive physical death. That's why brains are brains - to keep the organism alive.

There are no entities experiencing life in the first place, so there is actually no one to be either content or discontent.

Stop taking what I say seriously. I told everybody at Churchless that I just spout metaphysical gobbledygook. That's what I like to do.

While you are basically content with mortality, you are certainly not content with my utterances. It's amusing.

Stop taking what I say seriously. I told everybody at Churchless that I just spout metaphysical gobbledygook. That's what I like to do.

Stop telling me how to take your metaphysical gobbledygook. I told everybody at Churchless that commenting is what I like to do.

Osho and 9th gate,

Do you still follow a strict vegi diet

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