Tag Archives: Universe

Why do we exist?


Why do we exist? Updated January 19 You could equally have asked: Why do stones, and trees… the earth, the universe exist? There is no answer to any of those questions (other than by the various theologies). Existence is, and is … Continue reading

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Consciousness and reality


Q/A in Quora  /www.quora.com/What-is-reality-in-the-absence-of-consciousness?__snids__=1702272616 What is reality in the absence of consciousness? I’m beginning to be convinced that in the absence of consciousness there is nothing. Can anyone shed some light on this? Answer: (M) That is an impossible, or … Continue reading

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Is metaphysics meaningful?


Is metaphysics meaningful?  (expanded from answer in Quora) Any hypothesis which predicts observations can in principle be tested scientifically. Take “metaphysics” to be the set of hypotheses about people and the universe which does not predict any observations, or none … Continue reading

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Einstein and religion


I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, … Continue reading

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Advaita Vision


A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This … Continue reading

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He shining, everything shines…


Nachiketas: How, O King, shall I find that blissful self, supreme, ineffable, who is attained by the wise? Does he shine by himself, or does he reflect another’s light? King of Death: Him the sun does not illumine, nor the … Continue reading

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Revolt against existence


An Infinite Prison House (A Revolt Against Existence) (February 7, 2014 – From Facebook) Who is to be blamed for limitations of Body-Mind Complex [Man, generic]? Who designed this horribly incomplete life on earth, and why? Why illness, cruelty, greed … Continue reading

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There are no problems


I want to let you in on a little secret. There are no problems. There never were any problems. There are no problems today, and there will never be any problems…. Problems just mean that the world isn’t turning the … Continue reading

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Universe as Self


“Truly, all this universe is only my Self; It is neither divided nor undivided. How can I even assert that it exists? I can only view it with wonder and awe! ” Avadhut Gita

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I am the brook that has merged into the river (Tukaram)


When one looks into a mirror, it seems as if one is looking at a different object, and yet one is looking at oneself. I am the brook that has merged into the river. My country is now the whole … Continue reading

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