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by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

You seem to be presupposing the actuality of an objective appearance, namely, the brain. Once we start treating an appearance as something which actually exists we've already made a couple huge leaps in the logic line. If we are going to talk about things on the level of cause and effect, which is ...
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

When you were a child you tasted apple juice for the first time, and the brain-generated knower directly knew that taste. When you were a teenager you kissed a girl for the first time, and the brain-generated knower directly knew that kiss. So I ask you: was it the same knower that knew both those ...
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who decides?
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Who decides?

Which makes it even more frustrating. I will never know the decider, yet he/she/it would (if the movie theory is correct) be capable of making me experience anything it wants. Does that not make me a puppet on a string? Well, I've come to see it as everything happening spontaneously. There's really...
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

"I don't know" ...that's an interesting thing to say when you are arguing the position of a brain-generated knower. I guess it's understandable that the brain-generated knower doesn't instantly know the answer every relative question in the world, but what exactly does it know? At the very least yo...
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

Ralph wrote:Hey Kutso, can it be that the answer to your question is in your signature :
Not that. Not that. Not that. Not that. Not that. Not that. Not that. Not that.
Nope. Even a brain-generated-knower wouldn't appear to itself.
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

alex wrote:So what is allowing that electrical activity to take place? What is the space that allows that to exist?
I don't see where you're getting at. It takes place in this physical world. The space that allows it to exist is the brain.
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

If the brain is generating anything, its more form right? Brain waves, thoughts, are all form appearing to something which isnt appearing. But again, once we talk about the movement of generation, we are bringing up the ideas of time and space, which are ideas only. I don't really see what your poi...
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who decides?
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Who decides?

I don't think the decider could ever be part of the movie, for he/she/it is there to pick the movie, start the movie and end the movie. The decider goes beyond the movie. The question then follows, what is part of the movie? The body? The mind? Even if you found someone claiming to be the decider o...
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple question
Replies: 56
Views: 5239

Re: Simple question

Yes, I guess that's what i'm saying. I don't need constant happiness, I don't need to control my life. I just want my mind to stop reacting to everything in such a painful way. Then you need to stop prefering some things over others. You need to stop prefering some feelings, thoughts and objects ov...
by Kutso
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

Not sure about you, but my body came with the brain package. What im saying is that all forms are appearances, including that brain thing. All forms are appearances, yes. What about it? I'm saying that the brain is generating something that sees forms/appearances. I'm proposing that consciousness i...
by Kutso
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

All these things above that I said came as a follow up to me asking you to imagine this below... without it, it makes no sense: I still don't know what you are trying to say. Are you saying that people that are blind, deaf and without the sense of touch know that they are not generated by their bra...
by Kutso
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who decides?
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Who decides?

Pete88 wrote:Who decides what movie we get to watch?
Good question. Where do you suppose we should look for that 'who'? In the movie?
by Kutso
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple question
Replies: 56
Views: 5239

Re: Simple question

Yes, i know the real me accepts everything for it is nothing but awareness and makes no distinction between things. I'm talking about the amount of suffering i am aware, that my mind has decided to stop being so fond of. So, basically, what you are saying is that you want away with suffering? That ...
by Kutso
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

Cool. I would argue that you would stop at "I would know that I am.". Why would you argue this? I know that I am - So what? What you are saying after it "But how does that show that I am not generated by the brain?" is activity generated by your brain. Not mine, yours. So it's your question that ca...
by Kutso
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Knower is in the brain
Replies: 80
Views: 8903

Re: The Knower is in the brain

The brain, the body, is an appearance only. The body - yes. But the brain has certainly never appeared to me. The body is viewed by me that is generated by the brain. And even if this "me" could somehow see the brain, it would see the brain that is generating it. When we go looking for consciousnes...