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If metaphysical entities cannot be verified to exist, how can we say anything meaningful about them?


My position is that everything is metaphysical – cf. Is everything metaphysical? Quora /www.quora.com/search?q=everything+is+metaphysical (Originally answered in Quora) So, everything that exists is metaphysical, including language and thought: sticks and stones, trees, all bodies, etc.; IOW there is nothing that … Continue reading

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Two questions (relationships & eternity)


1) How is one’s self related to other selves. This can be seen from two perspectives: 1) lower or empirical, and 2) higher or spiritual (I try to avoid the word ‘metaphysical’). I am not going to consider what Christianity … Continue reading

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 5


  H. (…  if I may, I shall just add a few follow-on remarks in connection with your particular, numbered points:) I originally said:“in my opinion there is always the risk of leaning too much on concepts that are not … Continue reading

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Conversation with H (Knower, Witness)


H. ‘… as regards the somewhat artificial distinction (ontologically speaking) that I make between awareness and consciousness, then this is something I do of my own choosing, accepting that there is an objectless state of mind that cannot correctly be … Continue reading

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How could we merge absurdist and Buddhist philosophies?


http://www.quora.com/How-could-we-merge-absurdist-and-Buddhist-philosophies M. Provisionally we could put side by side ‘absurd’ (or illogical) and ‘unprovable’, even if they are not synonymous; and the main tenets of all religions are such. They are not ‘rational’. On the other hand, neither science, ‘common … Continue reading

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Vedanta and the spiritual faculty of the mind


You may not believe me, but when you write: “Are there any members of this list who long to receive a real, non-conceptual answer to this question, ‘Who am I?’. It might take the form of a longing to disappear … Continue reading

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Intuition and knowledge


Advaita teaches that all knowledge pertains to the mind, where the pair subject-object is a constitutive element. Ultimate reality cannot be known in that way; the only way to “know” it is by being it. For that to happen, the … Continue reading

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