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Old 06-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
Anthony Loeppert
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dualism

The source of our two "sides"?

Nah... I'll simply consult the great scriptures. Which one though...

Please, conjecture and rhetorical questions posed to/of non-living persons are not welcome additions to this thread.

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Old 06-17-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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The source of our two "sides"?

Nah... I'll simply consult the great scriptures. Which one though...

Please, conjecture and rhetorical questions posed to/of non-living persons are not welcome additions to this thread.
Thank you for the read! I remember in my anthropology and other related courses reading about the similarities between chimps, bonobos, and humans. In my mind I sum it up that we're "just" big-brained apes...or if I'm in a cynical mood, "neurotic monkeys." Seems to account for a lot within the human condition.
It certainly makes for an interesting dichotomy when we consider human behavior in terms of chimps and bonobos.
Thanks again!
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Re: dualism

You spoke about dualism in a previous thread. I am good with left brain living. That is earth groundedness. Right brain is surely ecstatic timeless heavenly atman living.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPPYG...e_gdata_player

Whether we use western or Asian constructs, I suggest it is imperative that we give full attention to the idea that "all that is within the world is also in me". If we short circuit that meditation, we can easily fall into the trap of believing like the Black Liberator, that Rudra is the Buddha and the Buddha is Rudra.

And, if so, the way we manifest can have some terribly dark and unclear motives and outcomes.

Be excellent to each other,

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:54 AM   #4
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Thank you for the read! I remember in my anthropology and other related courses reading about the similarities between chimps, bonobos, and humans. In my mind I sum it up that we're "just" big-brained apes...or if I'm in a cynical mood, "neurotic monkeys." Seems to account for a lot within the human condition.
It certainly makes for an interesting dichotomy when we consider human behavior in terms of chimps and bonobos.
Thanks again!
Take care,
Matt
Yeah, hard to comment much further than you have... "an interesting dichotomy" because of course 'things' aren't so simple, but that article definitely sparked some ideas...

You take care too
Anthony
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:04 AM   #5
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You spoke about dualism in a previous thread. I am good with left brain living. That is earth groundedness. Right brain is surely ecstatic timeless heavenly atman living.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPPYG...e_gdata_player
Not sure if you're talking to me or Matt, but... I did watch and enjoy the video clip.
It seems (I obviously don't know) like the good doctor never experimented with psychedelic compounds. Somehow I doubt she would be so enamored by the trickery of chemistry thus preparing her for similar euphoric experiences.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayahuasca

Having read some of your posts on other threads, you seem keenly interested in strokes. Perhaps a little ayahuasca would satiate your interest. I've never tried it myself though I don't have too much interest in the experience of a stroke either.

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Whether we use western or Asian constructs, I suggest it is imperative that we give full attention to the idea that "all that is within the world is also in me". If we short circuit that meditation, we can easily fall into the trap of believing like the Black Liberator, that Rudra is the Buddha and the Buddha is Rudra.
You lost me.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:16 AM   #6
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Not sure if you're talking to me or Matt, but... I did watch and enjoy the video clip.
It seems (I obviously don't know) like the good doctor never experimented with psychedelic compounds. Somehow I doubt she would be so enamored by the trickery of chemistry thus preparing her for similar euphoric experiences.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayahuasca

Having read some of your posts on other threads, you seem keenly interested in strokes. Perhaps a little ayahuasca would satiate your interest. I've never tried it myself though I don't have too much interest in the experience of a stroke either.

You lost me.
Good/bad dichotomies lead to Righteousness and rituals to determine what acts we perform.
Consciousness leads to why we do the actions rather than what actionsxwe choose.
That is the first big leap into freedom. But once we become conscious, we must accept we have good and bad swirling around in layers upon layers of onion peel.
Black liberator, in the Rudra myth, fails to do the deep work, and claims there is no distinction between good and bad (Buddha and Rudra are the same). This is his downfall, he makes decisions that still lack clarity. They are doomed to produce chaos and suffering.
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