Existence precedes essence Sartre claimed that a central proposition of Existentialism is that existence precedes essencewhich means that the most important consideration for individuals is that they are individuals—independently acting and responsible, conscious beings "existence" —rather than what labels, roles, stereotypes, definitions, or other preconceived categories the individuals fit "essence".
Posted on April 19, by Scott Alexander That story about the blockchain-based dating site gets better: For example, from the MCTB review: If you really, really examine your phenomenological experience, you realize all sorts of surprising things…one early insight is a perception of your mental awareness of a phenomenon as separate from your perception of that phenomenon.
The real process of meditation is paying real close attention to what is happening around you without passing it to the mind immediately for analysis…the mind becomes perceived to be another sense.
You see, you listen, you hear, you smell, you think. From the MCTB review: The main point of [mindfulness] meditation is to improve your concentration ability so you can direct it to ordinary experience.
Become so good at concentrating that you can attain various jhanas — but then, instead of focusing on infinite bliss or whatever other cool things you can do with your new talent, look at a wall or listen to the breeze or just try to understand the experience of existing in time.
Building the instrumentation to keep your consciousness stable enough to put the attention on the thing, is about three or four years work. It takes years to grind a perfectly smooth reflector. Then you silver coat it. Then you point it at the sky and now you can see the moons of Jupiter.
It takes you years to design the microscope, you look into the water, now you can see the microbes and you just discovered germ theory.
Building the instrumentation takes time. Years and years and years because you need long periods — 35, 40 seconds minimally — when there are no thoughts in the mind to be able to begin to turn the awareness onto itself. So lengthening the gap between thoughts means lowering the mental background noise.
There are lots of these matches. The weird thing is — everyone who opens up the big door and looks out into the magical Universe where all the cosmic shit lives, sees something different.
The purpose of religions is to enforce conformity on the mythology that floods your brain once you open up the cosmic forces.
If you are a strict moslem and you experience your enlightenment in a moslem context, the mystical model of the world that gets slammed into your head when you finally look at the Universe in that way, will be in conformity with the dominant culture around you at the time.
This is part of the reason that everything in Western culture went nuts when they discovered LSD, because you had all these people experiencing enlightenment outside of the conformity of the church. So rather than becoming Saint Ignatius of Loyola, you wound up as acid-crazed Bill.
My name is Ken Wilbur. Where the hell did that come from? He made it up and then told you it was cosmic law. Just like all the others did.
This is how it really works. Later in the session, a questioner asked: You talked about some beautiful abstractions. Every individual who goes up there sees the same shit, more or less. And then you come back down and try and tell people about it in language, and you wind up building a model that you use to communicate.
That is exactly correct. I read Ingram, and I read Gupta, and they seem to be saying broadly the same stuff, and it appeals to me, and seems to fit with what I already know of the world, and gets me thinking that all this enlightenment stuff is starting to make sense.
One possible escape from total relativism:Sufism: Sufism was a reform movement within Islam which greater stress on free thinking, liberal ideas and toleration.
The Sufis believed in the equality of all human beings and brotherhood mankind. The Sufi movement started in Persia. Some of the Sufi sa also came to India. They began to preach. That story about the blockchain-based dating site gets better: its designer is an enlightened being..
I got this from Vinay Gupta’s wiki, which describes some of his thoughts and caninariojana.com reading Mastering The Core Teachings Of The Buddha, I’ve been looking at a bunch of this stuff, and it’s interesting how it does (or doesn’t) converge.
THE DIVINE FEMININE. The Eternal Feminine is our Guide - Goethe This book is a celebration of the Sacred Feminine, the feminine face of God as it has been . The Bhakti Movement stressed on the mystical union of the individual with God.
The real development of for movement took place in south India between the 7th and 12th centuries. The ideas of 'bhakti' were carried to the north by scholars like Namdeva (14th centuries) and Ramananda (14th century.
Summary on Sufi Movement in IndiaHindi essays on national festivals of india - Kajaria Pipes वन्दे hindi essays on national festivals of india is a write narrative essay The Bhakti and Sufi Movement in India played an.
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