NOT MINDING THE TIMES BUT THE ETERNITIES
FOREVER A PILGRIM ON A QUEST
ON A MISSION FROM GOD
WOULDN’T MIND MEETING WITH HIM FACE TO FACE ACTUALLY.
WHAT AN INTRUSIVE BLOODY ANNOYING CHILD I WOULD BE. WHAT A NUISANCE!
WHY”S THIS? HOW’S THAT? HOW DID IT REALLY HAPPEN?
WOW! IMAGINE THE PURITY OF THE SOURCE? WOW! WOW! WOW!
Like pure smack I would die in ecstasy from the overdose of light and purity.
As I said earlier he apparently said himself that one cannot see the face of God and Live.
But all these tainted sources are maddening for one thirsty of knowledge and truth. It’s like sitting on a raft in the middle of the ocean surrounded by nothing but tons of salty unusable water.
I can sit here and ponder for a million years, have at my hands yottabytes and yottabytes of data, still I won’t get anywhere at all I will die of thirst in the desert.
Not only I, human so called intelligence is just not enough here way too short of the real glory.
So what do I do in the meanwhile then? Eat and drink and be merry for tomorrow ye shall die? Yeah that’s one way I guess and I much prefer it to any form of useless ascetism. Here I stand against Buddhism and Schopenhauer even though I quoted him earlier.
Skip the small print if you’d like I mean the big print giveth and the small print taketh away.
Schopenhauer read the Latin translation of the Upanishads which had been translated by French writer Anquetil du Perron from the Persian translation of Prince Dara Shikoh entitled Sirre-Akbar ("The Great Secret"). He was so impressed by their philosophy that he called them "the production of the highest human wisdom", and considered them to contain superhuman conceptions. The Upanishads was a great source of inspiration to Schopenhauer, and writing about them he said:
It is the most satisfying and elevating reading (with the exception of the original text) which is possible in the world; it has been the solace of my life and will be the solace of my death.
It is well known that the book Oupnekhat (Upanishad) always lay open on his table, and he invariably studied it before sleeping at night. He called the opening up of Sanskrit literature "the greatest gift of our century", and predicted that the philosophy and knowledge of the Upanishads would become the cherished faith of the West.
Many Europeans, in the 1830s and 1840s, including Schopenhauer himself, found a correspondence between Schopenhauerian thought and the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism. Similarities centered on the principles that life involves suffering, that suffering is caused by desire, and that the extinction of desire leads to salvation. Thus three of the four "truths of the Buddha" correspond to Schopenhauer's doctrine of the will. In Buddhism, however, while greed and lust are always unskillful, desire is ethically variable - it can be skillful, unskillful, or neutral. In the Buddhist perspective, the enemy to be defeated is craving rather than desire in general.
For Schopenhauer, Will had ontological primacy over the intellect; in other words, desire is understood to be prior to thought. Schopenhauer felt this was similar to notions of purushartha or goals of life in Vedanta Hinduism.
In Schopenhauer's philosophy, denial of the will is attained by either:
§ Personal experience of an extremely great suffering that leads to loss of the will to live; or
§ Knowledge of the essential nature of life in the world through observation of the suffering of other people.
However, Buddhist nirvana is not equivalent to the condition that Schopenhauer described as denial of the will. Nirvana is not the extinguishing of the person as some Western scholars have thought, but only the extinguishing of the flames of greed, hatred, and delusion that assail a person's character. Occult historian Joscelyn Godwin stated, "It was Buddhism that inspired the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, and, through him, attracted Richard Wagner. This Orientalism reflected the struggle of the German Romantics, in the words of Leon Poliakov, to free themselves from Judeo-Christian fetters". In opposition to Godwin's claim that Buddhism inspired Schopenhauer, the philosopher himself made the following statement in his discussion of religions:
If I wished to take the results of my philosophy as the standard of truth, I should have to concede to Buddhism pre-eminence over the others. In any case, it must be a pleasure to me to see my doctrine in such close agreement with a religion that the majority of men on earth hold as their own, for this numbers far more followers than any other. And this agreement must be yet the more pleasing to me, inasmuch as in my philosophizing I have certainly not been under its influence [emphasis added]. For up till 1818, when my work appeared, there was to be found in Europe only a very few accounts of Buddhism.
Buddhist philosopher Nishitani Keiji, however, sought to distance Buddhism from Schopenhauer. While Schopenhauer's philosophy may sound rather mystical in such a summary, his methodology was resolutely empirical, rather than speculative or transcendental:
Philosophy ... is a science, and as such has no articles of faith; accordingly, in it nothing can be assumed as existing except what is either positively given empirically, or demonstrated through indubitable conclusions.
This actual world of what is knowable, in which we are and which is in us, remains both the material and the limit of our consideration.
AND THIS IS WHY I ONLY EAT SMALL BITES/BYTES OF WIKI.
These 2 paragraphs alone could give me a thousand years of study and still I do believe I might not be further ahead in my quest if not even behind or simply drifting away at the sea of confusion.
Even if I was 10 years old with an IQ of 240, how could I sift through thousands of years of Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and plenty of other old languages and decipher the gimongous mix mash of all time in there?
Give me 12 disciples of the same age and same IQ and still we haven’t gone anywhere at all really.
EMPIRICAL is just not enough, just not enough.
Transcendental is iffy at best and so subjective and subject to corruption too.
Ontology is a bottomless pit along with philosophy.
- only the extinguishing of the flames of greed, hatred, and delusion that assail a person's character.
- to free themselves from Judeo-Christian fetters.
This 2 lines alone could be life consuming
GOD! I DON’T JUDGE HIM! I DON’T CONDEMN HIM! I DON’T QUESTION HIM! I JUST DONT KNOW HIM.
I WANT TO BUT I CAN’T. EVERYBODY LIES AS HOUSE SAYS.
Yes greed and hatred and delusion are rampant but to convert from one delusion to another is not the way.
We have been lied to for eons of eons. Nothing I mean NOTHING stays “pure” for more than a few seconds before it is assailed by the forces of evil, greed, hatred and delusion.
Cannot believe in nihilism or atheism basically even though there is a big “movement” these days some sort of a “SPIRIT” or rationalism, atheism, and nihilism floating around a bit stronger than usual, a current one might say.
I mean this Spirit has been around way before France and a few French so called intellects.
Cannot believe in plastic or plaster or wood of any kind.
Though as I keep saying I know absolutely nothing and I don’t know what I want I seem to be much better at knowing what I DON’T want. The tenants of certain form of Buddhism and Hinduism seem old and wise from a distance but like everything else in life and in all 3 main religions the “truth” has been split in two where one group tend to believe in the sacredness of a certain text and the other half finding this not complicated enough has added tons of traditions of men and other opinions on top.
Both of them are impossible even though I always lean towards the “conservative” text and text alone, humans are crap. But even then the text after 3 lines is mind blowing, raises a thousand unanswered questions and is subject to a million of interpretation when it is not downright weird bloody and cruel.
Way too much hatred, greed and delusion still, way too much IDOLATRY and primitive fire and stone worshipping, liturgy, traditions, festivals, a lot of this at commercial profits (insert buzzer here for wrong answer)
WORSHIPPERS IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH!
What the HELL does that mean when all 3 words are semantically crippled and corrupted at the source?
Think I’ll sit here and wait ‘til something someone somewhere points me in the right direction under some sort of geometrical assumption.
Take a triangle and I won’t insert a diagram here work with me k? J
Take a triangle with let’s say TRUTH being the base Line from A to B.
Now as I said earlier any tangent will lead you to C somewhere up there.
The further you go, the further you are from B right?
Now what if I realize that I made a wrong decision at A and turned toward C instead?
Since I don’t believe there is a shortcut to B the only thing I can do to find my way is come back all the way to A right?
And take the right direction this time with the energy I have left while the guy who camped at A and rested there has much more energy and stamina to make it to B if ever he makes it.
Did that make any sense now? Or do I need to find how to post a triangle on this blog? LOL
Alright enough crazy rambling for now but it was fun while it lasted, well for me anyway!
Here below is my new club that I haven’t used much here yet. J
Note to self...future seeding ....not minding the times i.e. futility of news and politics and sports
Some of this stuff has been around for thousands of years , just buried these days it seems like some old treasure
Why so much plastic? Upanishads? Downanishads? Who knows?
And so much more