I was just thinking why does someone who does not believe in an external world even bother self-promoting himself on a discussion forum without the intent of having a discussion... Because he's using the forum to gather followers so he can sell them books at a profit!
That was kind of my point and I find his philosophy very dangerous. I'm not making a personal attack against Goran himself. I know nothing about the guy and I do believe he has good intentions. I just think, he's highly caught up in a very danerous belief system and I have no problem ripping apart this flawed philosophy, because all philosophy is flawed on some level. This one, the most.
His perspective is based off of flawed solipsistic/Kantian/Berkeleyish/Direct Path 'teachings', not realizing that it's just another form of dogmatic limited religion. The perspective is flawed on countless, countless levels. Number one, the people who convince themselves of this, claim that consciousness is all for all of the mistaken reasons. Mistaken because their perspective is beyond limited. Let me explain:
They claim that a human hand for example, doesn't really exist, outside of the colors and shapes that make it up, which is so incredibly mistaken. First of all, they perceive the world merely through the lens of their own limited body/mind vehicle. They claim that the perception that they view the world as, is Consciousness, and because they can't view anything, outside of their direct perception, they automatically believe it doesn't exist, and therefore, Consciousness is All, but really what they're saying is 'human perception is all
', which of course is completely not true.
So, because they can't simply comprehend the INCREDIBLE complexity that comprises the human body including cells (which are also alive), particles (the same) and not to mention the incredibly complexity of how everything within the body works symbiotically to co-create homeostasis, and how the human body itself is a holographic projection on a smaller level of what we are, on a larger level, they automatically assume, it doesn't exist! But, hey, I can't actually see
the cells/atoms of my body. So, I guess they don't
So, they claim that consciousness is all because nothing can be said to be, outside of 'human perception'. So, according to them, everything is just human 'perception'. It's straight up solipsism. That's not arrogant to me because they can't help themselves. This is simply what they've convinced themselves to believe, yet ironically, they talk about having no beliefs. The entire perspective is based in delusion.
Ironically enough, Goran claims that there is no 'I'. Yet, count how many times in his posts, or in his blog or even this post in this thread that he refers to 'I' in his blog. According to him, there is no 'I' nor is there a 'myself'. Yet this is what he wrote above:
just wanted to share my
latest blog post"
When it's convenient for him as you see, that "I" very much exists....as in....selling books. And honestly? I believe Goran has very good intentions. He's simply mistaken. It's laughable how contradictory and ridiculous it is. The same exact thing I noticed from Peter Dziuban, author of 'Consciousness is All'. The guy in his book went as far as to claim that everything in reality is just colors and shapes, including blood. Then, I go on amazon, and watch as he argues with the reviewers who gave his book one star as he attempts to defend his 'non existent book'. It's highly amusing watching this. HIGHLY amusing.
That's not enlightenment. That's insanity.
Look, I have no problem admitting that I'm biased against Goran's perspective, because I've been down the direct path nonsense myself at one point and it's nihilistic and solipsistic and simply highly mistaken once again.
So, I figure....why even bother at this point starting a conversation with him? You know where it's going to go. Both of your perspectives are based in deep rooted beliefs. Yours in materialism and his in philosophy.
So be it.