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by domokato
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jill Bolte Taylor
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Jill Bolte Taylor

I'm at work, but I'll try to check the videos out later. I think I am a curious case of agnostic. I recognize that we can't know anything for sure, strictly speaking, but for practical life there are things we "know" will probably happen - cause and effect, etc. - and we could call that "knowing" fo...
by domokato
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jill Bolte Taylor
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Jill Bolte Taylor

Sorry guys, I've been visiting forums with lots of debating lately. Didn't mean to bring that kind of energy here :)
by domokato
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jill Bolte Taylor
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Jill Bolte Taylor

I think again you're assuming a spiritual consciousness. Or are you talking about something else? Your reasoning sounds circular, but maybe I just don't understand it.
by domokato
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jill Bolte Taylor
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Jill Bolte Taylor

I'm not here to start an argument, but our direct experience/intuition has been shown to be wrong on many occasions over the course of human history. You may be able to accept the idea that awareness is non-physical, but I'm not a man of faith (that's also to say, I don't believe that awareness is a...
by domokato
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jill Bolte Taylor
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Jill Bolte Taylor

and the right (the present moment) hemispheres. Is that saying that awareness is somehow manufatured by the brain? Could be. I don't see why not. Consciousness itself could just be an illusion. Or does the dominance of the left just distracting us from the presence that is always there, regardless ...
by domokato
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jill Bolte Taylor
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Jill Bolte Taylor

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html This is a video of a neuroanatomist named Jill Bolte Taylor who had a stroke that took out the left hemisphere of her brain temporarily. In this video, she talks about the resulting unity experience that happened ...
by domokato
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussion of consciousness on Center for Inquiry
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Discussion of consciousness on Center for Inquiry

A while ago I started a thread on the Center for Inquiry forums entitled An Argument for the Likelihood of Spiritual Consciousness in which I attempted to form a philosophical argument for spiritual consciousness based on Eckhart's teachings. While trying to form said argument, I found it ultimately...
by domokato
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Exposing the affair
Replies: 56
Views: 7385

Re: Exposing the affair

So in theory we should change partner every year. Wow. Well just FYI, I decided not to write that letter. Recent events have made me change my mind. I found out that my husband has been having the affair with our downstairs neighbour right under our nose for one and half years. This lady has been c...
by domokato
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Fear of living alone
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Fear of living alone

Welcome, FreeWill.

Don't you have dorms for first year at least? Just make some friends and you'll have roommates for later years :)
by domokato
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Exposing the affair
Replies: 56
Views: 7385

Re: Exposing the affair

My husband had another affair 4 years ago with someone he worked with and who was our son's teacher at that time. He seems not to be able to see what he is doing to me (i work in the same school) our son (who was a student at the school up to 3 months ago) and the friends we have in common who work...
by domokato
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science and Tolle
Replies: 32
Views: 1448

Re: Science and Tolle

Spiritual discovery and scientific discovery are the same - there is something unknown that wants to be known. There is great enjoyment in allowing the discovery - the "knowing" - to arise - without prejudice - in still, silent alertness. Peace Thank you HermitLoon, that's all I was trying to say! ...
by domokato
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science and Tolle
Replies: 32
Views: 1448

Re: Science and Tolle

I don't think we're talking about the same thing, enigma. But here's more information on what you seem to be talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mysticism . Oh hey, looks like there's a wikipedia article similar to what we've been talking about already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...
by domokato
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disturbing Comments
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Disturbing Comments

http://isitnormal.com/story/i-hate-humans-25852/

Lots of disturbing comments on this page. Apparently, 66% of the people on that site think it's normal to hate humans. That's pretty disheartening.
by domokato
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science and Tolle
Replies: 32
Views: 1448

Re: Science and Tolle

The fundamental discovery is that all matter and energy is very intimately connected - starting with the "Big Bang." And if one particle shifts spin, its companion particle does also - even halfway across the universe - at the same time, an event not restricted by the speed of light. I read about t...
by domokato
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening vs. Awakened
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Awakening vs. Awakened

It's about letting go. What makes that simplicity crystallize, I don't really know. But that's all it is. Let go. Perhaps what makes it crystallize is living it -- integrating it into normal, everyday life -- not necessarily drastically changing your life around it, but rather, simply gently allowi...