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by snowheight
Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Consciousness?
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: What is Consciousness?

Does the brain produce consciousness or is the brain more like a musical instrument for consciousness? Hello, :) In my opinion, this question is an excellent point of focus that can put anyone who wants to consider it in an auspicious position. As they do, the way they do it is also worthy of focus...
by snowheight
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My self-concept
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: My self-concept

Hey Andy, Rob, classic "little blue forum stuff" guys. :) First off I have to disclaim any notion that an intellectual understanding of self-concepts will be useful to anyone in the grasp of them. It's sort of like the Cassandra myth that way. Second off, the contribution I have to offer here might ...
by snowheight
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen

Hey Marlowe :) I've got plenty of ideas about what accountability might mean in this instance. But the only one I feel I've got standing to write about is how Andrew's exploits relate to and reflect on the culture that I share with him based on Ramana Maharshi's life and teachings. You and other mem...
by snowheight
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen

Wow 'trails, interesting stuff, thanks for that. Can't pretend to be familiar or even able to completely lift out of context what you're conveying by samanya, visheshana and svadharma. That's definitely some deep water. Roughly speaking, it reminds me of our genetics, the anthropic principle, and ho...
by snowheight
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen

:D thanks for the kind words 'trails! Of course, if you have true self-knowledge then the tendency to follow dharma also comes naturally. In the process of looking inward at our movements of mind concepts all fail us, one by one. Objections arise to this as our cultural selves chaff, rebel and misin...
by snowheight
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 5404

Re: Realisation and the mind

tflow has much broader and general application other than just image processing.

google: "we know where you live Image "
by snowheight
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen

Thanks for the kind words onc', and as far as just starting is concerned, I hear ya' man. Every instant is both a beginning and and end in and of itself, and it's always ever in the now where things start to get interesting. :D
by snowheight
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 5404

Re: Realisation and the mind

Well ash, ya' only need a keel if yer on a boat. :wink: Nicely put about science, it's a beautiful thing man. Heisenberg wrote a nice exposition of the relationship between the known and unknown in his Physics and Philosophy . Infinity is a funny little concept, isn't it? Mathematicians will likely ...
by snowheight
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Marlowe Sands on Andrew Cohen

Marlowe Sands (a pen name) writes of her 15 year association with Andrew Cohen and the "Community" that grew up around him during that time in "Paradise and Promises", and to my eye the heart and soul of the book is encapsulated at the end: "Andrew Cohen's Community, taken in its entirety, was overw...
by snowheight
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Need for Identity
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: Need for Identity

Wilber has been all over the place. In his more recent "Integral Life Practice," there is almost no mention of nests or hierarchies - but he has several nifty quadrants. ... Wilber can never leave anything alone, so he tucks in nine more levels and then introduces the macro-stages of subconscious, ...
by snowheight
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Need for Identity
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: Need for Identity

Rob X wrote: Well, yes... I borrowed the device not the questionable metaphysics. Identities don't evolve - they get found out.
:) and it can take a subtle sort of perception sometimes to reveal what is hiding in plain sight.

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by snowheight
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Need for Identity
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: Need for Identity

Hey Snowy Yes, it's my idea to use the device of nested circles in relation to identity. But years ago I remember Ken Wilber using something similar to describe the evolution of consciousness from matter to higher states - where each circle or holon transcends but includes its predecessor. Ah yes, ...
by snowheight
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 5404

Re: Realisation and the mind

:D Hey Ash, how ya' been man? Science is a process of replacing one belief with another, and this is similar to the process of identity poker, except that one is collective with attention focused outward, while the other is subjective with the primary focus inward, and of course, the two processes c...
by snowheight
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Need for Identity
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: Need for Identity

For instance, draw a small circle and in that write 'I am a father' (mother, brother, sister etc.) Draw a larger circle around that and in it write 'I am a man'. In a larger circle around that write I am a 'human being'... Realisation is the recognition of the page on which these circles are drawn....
by snowheight
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 5404

Re: Realisation and the mind

RobX wrote: But there is really no requirement to grind the ego to dust. The ego (in a spiritual context) means attachment to the limited self. This is about seeing through the ego/limited phenomenal self and having the realisation of the truth of our situation. I acknowledge that the stabilising o...