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vertical line Posted on Sep.15.2008 @ 08:31AM EDT by IZIZIZ

TESTAMENT OF THE REALIST

 

 

I know myself and all that exists to be the one thing.

There is only one reality.

Non-reality does not exist.

All is The Great Paradox.

This is when the one thing, such as reality, stands alone not in contrast to anything else.

It is its own contrast.

As you see in ‘the you’ and ‘the me’.

And this we see in the one reality.

I am reality.

I am that I am.

Nothing more.

Nothing less.

No need for a belief in a god.

No-thing-ness.


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Reply from shayne
Sep.15.2008
09:22AM EDT 
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or perhaps god made it.

hahaha.

ya never now do ya?

i dont consider it the great paradox though.

i just consider it reality.

im not reality though bucko and neither are you.

hahaha.

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Reply from lehish
Sep.15.2008
04:32PM EDT 
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Quote: "

or perhaps god made it.

hahaha.

ya never now do ya?

i dont consider it the great paradox though.

i just consider it reality.

im not reality though bucko and neither are you.

hahaha.

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hahaha.

ya never now do ya?

i dont consider it the great paradox though.

i just consider it reality.

im not reality though bucko and neither are you.

hahaha.

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:D

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Reply from emancipate
Sep.16.2008
03:44AM EDT 
vertical line Shayne... Do you think things need to be made? Who made God? ;)

The past creates the future, of course, and it created us. If you're talking about the first cause, then I think it's highly unlikely that we can associate will/intention (consciousness) with it. Consciousness being such a complex (composite) thing has to exist within something, right? ;)

Have heard of a vietnamese religion, though, that claims that God evolved after the big bang. This to me would be the most plausible God, although I'd sooner believe that (self-evolved) aliens created life on earth (don't like that idea either ;) ).

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Reply from immortal 1
Sep.16.2008
06:09AM EDT 
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In psychiatry there is what they call 'concrete thinking'.  Its generally accepted that those who are mentally ill cannot handle abstract thought.

If asked "Why not cry over spilt milk", they will likely respond "Just wipe it up".

I don't know that it matters.  If you meditate and open your mind what will come to you will come from yourself from within.  It doesn't matter what form that takes, because it is a personal matter.  Its just between you and you.

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Reply from shayne
Sep.16.2008
09:30AM EDT 
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Quote: "Shayne... Do you think things need to be made? Who made God? ;)

The past creates the future, of course, and it created us. If you're talking about the first cause, then I think it's highly unlikely that we can associate will/intention (consciousness) with it. Consciousness being such a complex (composite) thing has to exist within something, right? ;)

Have heard of a vietnamese religion, though, that claims that God evolved after the big bang. This to me would be the most plausible God, although I'd sooner believe that (self-evolved) aliens created life on earth (don't like that idea either ;) ).

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no. i dont. i feel the universe just happened.

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Reply from shayne
Sep.16.2008
09:37AM EDT 
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now your a microverse within the macroverse.

which means your reality within reality.

or a godhead.

each being is a universe unto themselves.

but were still not what we see touch taste and hear.

got that,

we are NOT!

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Reply from IZIZIZ
Sep.16.2008
10:12AM EDT 
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no. i dont. i feel the universe just happened.

Are the universe and reality the one thing or not?

If the universe just happened, where did it happen?

Believe no more.

Know what is.

Just sit and see and know.

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Reply from shayne
Sep.16.2008
10:20AM EDT 
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i kinda feel the universe to is was and always will be a sort of thing.

maybe it didnt happen.

im just saying nothing created it is all.

it just always was.

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