What is existence?

Anonymous (@) 8 years, 9 months ago

What is existence?

March 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm
VIII (34) (@triplemind) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

existence is answering that always with everything.

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Matthew (1,127) (@ojai) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

This?

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INHALETREES (23) (@INHALETREES) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

God said I am that, that i am, i think existence is GOD,
for we are part of god existing within himself ahha
we are existence.

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Brandon Phillips (142) (@brandonphillips) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@INHALETREES, Why did you say himself? Do you think god is a male?

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VIII (34) (@triplemind) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@INHALETREES, what @brandonphillips, said. i understand Its penetrating but Its also receiving

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@brandonphillips, well God represents the transcendent male principle…that which infuses the fertile Earth Goddess female principle with consciousness.

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Anonymous (214) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@seeker, I have no idea…so i’m filling it with good times and good people just in case.

=)

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Brandon Phillips (142) (@brandonphillips) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@seeker, I’m sorry that doesn’t make sense to me. God has to be metaphysical, just not of this world. I don’t see why something would need a gender to create everything by itself. Like you said, Earth is the female? What about every other star and planet and universe? Are they also females? They should be, right? But God created all that too right? Men don’t create the females that they impregnate to create new life. God has to be of no gender. I’m sorry, I just really hate when people give an omniscient omnipotent omnipresent being in another plane of reality too much personification. Because we can’t truthfully say that.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@brandonphillips, Transcendent is the opposite of material. These are metaphors, they are not meant to be taken literally.

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VIII (34) (@triplemind) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@brandonphillips, when you say too much personification do mean aside from one or any gender?
ive been big into personifying It lately is why i ask

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Brandon Phillips (142) (@brandonphillips) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@triplemind, Too much, or any personification at all isn’t accurate. God isn’t a human, yet many people depict it as a man with a white beard. It may be something that our human brains will not let us know.

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VIII (34) (@triplemind) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@brandonphillips, youre right. thank you.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@brandonphillips, The old man symbolizes wisdom, i think.

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VIII (34) (@triplemind) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@seeker, symbolising is all our eyes do really.

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Brandon Phillips (142) (@brandonphillips) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@seeker, Ahh, too many metaphors. I can’t tell if people are literal with it or not.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@triplemind, @brandonphillips, @justinr, @INHALETREES,

“Cogito ergo sum” Wouldn`t i still exist if i didn`t think? like when I meditate, I don`t think but I still exist, don`t I? what is I?

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Brandon Phillips (142) (@brandonphillips) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@seeker, A rock doesn’t think but it exists too, we know this because it’s here. We see it, we can pick it up and feel it. We too, are here. We are taking up space, and causing events to happen just by being here. I think that is the jist of existence. And metaphysical things exist too, just not here. They exist in their own plane.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@brandonphillips, yes but if i no longer perceive the rock, can i still say that it exists? How do you know that i`m here, how do you know that i exist? can you say that you perceive my existence just by exchanging ideas, if we already established that thought does not validate existence?

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

What do you mean when you say that we are here, where are we? Are we in the same place, and if that is so, then what are we?

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Brandon Phillips (142) (@brandonphillips) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Well, you simply cannot always know that something exists. In that case I’d say you wouldn’t know that the rock existed, no. But that doesn’t negate the fact that it does exist. You can’t know everything. It’s the falling tree in the forest with no one around to hear it situation. You can’t be self-absorbed enough to think that your presence determines whether or not the tree makes a sound though. There’s absolutely no reason why it wouldn’t make a sound just because you’re not there to hear it. We can’t be that vain. We just have to accept that things go on without our knowing. Humans are naturally that way, we have to know everything, and put a label on everything.

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Chris (76) (@thebuddha) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@seeker, Existence is waking up, after having never gone to sleep.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@brandonphillips, Can something exist without anyone perceiving it?

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@thebuddha, you do realize that you are constantly quoting Alan Watts, right?

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Brandon Phillips (142) (@brandonphillips) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@seeker, I don’t see why not. Like an asteroid floating aimlessly through space, undetected by any astrologists because it’s so small and so far off. I don’t know that that asteroid is there, none of us do. But who are we to say that it isn’t? We should just know that it can be.

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Anonymous (130) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@brandonphillips, how do you know that?

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